The United Nations and the Maintenance of Peace
Kalinkin, Georgiy F.
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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTEIn 1947-1952 he studied International Law and Political Science at the Institute of Foreign Relations in Moscow. For two years he was assigned to the Soviet Embassy in Poland. From 1954-1971 he worked in the Foreign Ministry. From 1961 to 1967 Mr. Kalinkin served in the Legal Office of the United Nations Secretariat, where he primarily delt with legal aspects of the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. In 1971 he returned to the United Nations Secretariat where he was appointed Deputy Director of the Security Council and Political Committees Division, and Chief of the Council and Committee Services Section. In this capacity he was involved in overall activities of the Security Council and its Committees, providing substansive services to their meetings.ANNECDOTE OCFR took a few minutes of this meeting to recognize the years of Committee Service by Dr. Arthur G. Umscheid, one of the Committee's members: 17 years as Secretary and 9 years as Chairman and presider extrordinaire.SUMMARY In the age of detente (or its prospect) the United States seems more accepting of the United Nations, especially its peacekeeping role which the original Charter did not cover. The USSR won the tussle over the locus of peacekeeping control: "Uniting for Peace" (through the General Assembly) has given way to Security Council. But the veto remains in the SC.