Djalal Abdoh

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Djalal Abdoh

Djalal Abdoh ( Persian جلال عبده; * 1909 in Borudscherd , source? according to other sources, Tehran ; † 1996 ) was an Iranian diplomat .

Jalan Abdoh was the son of Sheikh Muhammad Abduh and the brother of Ali Abdo, an Iranian boxer. His father, Sheikh Muhammad Abduh Boroujerdi, long-time head of the judiciary, taught civil law at the Faculty of Law. Source ?


He studied law first in Tehran, where he received a BS in 1930, and then in Paris, where he received his doctorate in law ( Legum Doctor , LL.D.) in 1937 . He then worked in the Iranian Ministry of Justice and in the judicial administration of Iran. From 1944 to 1949 he was a member of the Iranian parliament. In 1945 he was a member of the Iranian delegation to the San Francisco Conference . He then worked as a member of the Iranian delegation to the United Nations until he was appointed permanent representative of Iran to the United Nations on August 16, 1955 as the successor to Ali Gholi Ardalan . In April 1955 he took part in the Bandung Conference .

In March 1959 he was elected by the General Assembly of the United Nations as plebiscite commissioner for the referendums to be held in British Cameroon , with the task of overseeing the correct implementation of the votes. From October 1959 he performed this task on site in Yola (Northern Nigeria). After the plebiscites in 1959 and 1961, UN General Secretary U-Thant entrusted him with the post of UN administrator for West New Guinea on October 22, 1962 . During the following months he conducted intensive negotiations with the Dutch and Indonesian governments. On November 7, 1962, he announced at a press conference in Bangkok that an agreement had been reached which provided for the transfer of West New Guinea to Indonesia on May 1, 1963. From 1956 to 1958 he was ambassador to New Delhi and at the same time accredited to Kathmandu . From 1958 to 1961 he was ambassador in Rome to the Italian government.

From June 12, 1960 to August 2, 1960 he was Foreign Minister. From November 15, 1962 to May 1, 1963, when Dutch power passed to Indonesia in West New Guinea, he was the executive director of the United Nations Security Force in West New Guinea . He then became the managing director of the Iranian Bankers Association.

Abdoh was married and had three daughters. He is buried on the Behescht-e Zahra .

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d S-0876-0001-07-00001: Peace-Keeping Operations Files of the Secretary-General: U Thant - West Irian (United Nations Temporary Executive Authority in West New Guinea - UNTEA. (Pdf) Archive of the United Nations, August 16, 1955, accessed April 14, 2020 .
  2. Iran Who's who, Echo of Iran., 1976, p. 19 [1]
predecessor Office successor
Ali-Gholi Ardalan Permanent Representative of the Iranian Government to the United Nations
Mehdi Vakil
Mohammad Reza Amirtyomor Iranian Ambassador to New Delhi
From 1956 to 1958
Fereydoun Adamit
Alayaghi Sa'id Ansari Iranian ambassador to Italy
1958 to 1960
Mohammad Ali Masoud Ansari
Hekmat E Shirazi Iranian Foreign Minister
June 12, 1960 to August 2, 1960
Hekmat E Shirazi
José Rolz-Bennett Head of the United Nations Security Force in West New Guinea
November 15, 1962 - May 1, 1963
Elias Jan Bonai