Emilio Arenales Catalan

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Emilio Arenales Catalán (born May 10, 1922 in Guatemala City , † April 17, 1969 ibid) was a Guatemalan politician and diplomat .

After studying social sciences and law in Guatemala, he became a member of the council of the University of San Carlos in Guatemala in 1943. In 1944 he became president of the Guatemalan Lawyers Association. From the mid-1940s onwards, he was involved in UNESCO .

From 1955 to 1958 Arenales Catalán was the permanent representative of his country to the United Nations . In addition to participating in the UN General Assembly , he was active in the UN Committee for Dependent Areas and also its President (1958). In 1958 he left the United Nations and began practicing as a lawyer in Guatemala again.

In 1966 he was appointed foreign minister of his country. In this position he was elected President of the 23rd UN General Assembly in 1968. He was the first President of the General Assembly to die in office.

Emilio Arenales Catalán was married and had four children.

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