The Trail of Diplomacy -- Volume Three

The Guyana-Venezuela Border Issue--United Nations Involvement and Active Bilateral Relations (1982-2015)

by Odeen Ishmael



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/21/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 448
ISBN : 9781503582972
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 448
ISBN : 9781503582965
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 448
ISBN : 9781503582989

About the Book

This volume, the third of a three-part documentary, continues the history of the Guyana-Venezuela border issue from where Volume Two left off. It deals with the involvement of the office of the secretary general of United Nations ever since the termination of the Protocol of Port of Spain in 1982 in the efforts to settle the controversy. While this process did not make any progress as was anticipated, the two countries, despite some intermittent setbacks, maintained a generally cordial relationship that saw an advance in trade relations and political cooperation. The volume also examines the political and economic relations between Guyana and Venezuela since 1982 and the diplomatic activities they undertook to win international support for their respective positions. The author’s own diplomatic involvement in the issue is also highlighted.

About the Author

Dr. Odeen Ishmael, a veteran retired Guyanese diplomat, historian, and widely published author, served as Guyana’s ambassador to the United States of America and the Organization of American States (1993–2003), Venezuela (2003–2011), and Kuwait and Qatar (2011–2014). He has written extensively on Guyanese history, education, and culture and is internationally recognized as a premier analyst and commentator on the political integration movement in South America. In 1997, his country decorated him with the Cacique Crown of Honor for his diplomatic work, and in 2002, in the United States, he was honored with the Martin Luther King Legacy Award for International Service.