Robert Barton Childers
1929-1996; son of Erskine Hamilton Childers; ed. Newpark School (Waterford) and TCD (modern langs. & history); proceeded to Stanford Univ. (politics & international relations); lect. and broadcast on international affairs; worked for United Nations, in 1967-89; engaged in UN Development Programme in Asia; afterwards consultant to the United Nations and other organisations; issued works on United Nations leadership role and Western-Arab relations, particularly in relation to Israel-Palestine settlement; critic of United Nations role in Gulf War, 1990-91; appt. secretary-general of World Federation of United Nations Associations, March 1996; married and divorced; afterwards m. to Mallica Vajrathon, with whom a son Erskine; d. 25 Aug. 1996, of heart-attack immediately after delivering successful address to 5th WFUNA congress in Luxembourg; . DIB.
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Morris Gershlik, Erskine Childers and Israel with Particular Reference to the Arab Refugee Problem (London: Narod Press ), 61pp.
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Common Sense about the Arab World [(London: Victor Gollancz 1960), 192pp.; The Road to Suez: A Study of Western-Arab Relations (London: MacGibbon & Kee 1962), 416pp.; The Other Exodus [article and correspondence from the Spectator] (Cairo: Information Department 1961), 27pp.; Arab nationalism (Cairo: Information Dept. 1964), 15pp. ; A Nation in Search of Its Society (Cairo: Information Dept. 1964), 15pp.; Palestine: The Broken Triangle [rep. from Journal of international affairs, Vol. 19, No. 1, distrib. by League of Arab States] (Columbia UP 1965), pp. Also, In a Time Beyond Warnings: Strengthening the United Nations System [Pax Christi] (Catholic Institute for International Relations 1993), 28pp.; ed., Challenges to the United Nations: Building a Safer World (London: CIIR 1994), 216pp. Also with Brian Urquhart, Towards a More Effective United Nations: Two Studies (Uppsala: Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation ), 96pp., and A World in Need of Leadership: Tomorrow's United Nations - A Fresh Appraisal [Rev. 2nd Edn.] Uppsala: Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation 1996), 103pp.