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UK representatives from whom material has been received include British Representatives to the UN Sir Anthony Parsons and Sir Crispin Tickell, who gave interviews relating to, respectively, the Falkland Islands, 1982 and the workings of the Security Council. There are also papers of representatives to other UN bodies including the UN Statistics Commission and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Audio Clip (364k WAV): Excerpt from an interview with Lord Richard, concerning the alliances among the Permanent Members of the Security Council during the 1970s. MS. Eng. c. 4734, item 16. (© Lord Richard, 1993)


... So we would do it all really in the Security Council context. Now the western three, obviously we co-operated. We co-operated a great deal. The Chinese were very much feeling their way. And on the whole were helpful in anything, then, that they could portray as being anti-Soviet. So that there was three co-operating hard. There was a half, the Chinese, watchful and occasionaly helpful. And there was the Russians who were [difficult?]...

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