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Correspondence between Elisabeth Mann Borgese and Paul G. Hoffman

File contains copies of cover letters and a progress report sent from Elisabeth Mann Borgese to Hoffman, who was the Honorary President of the International Ocean Institute (IOI)’s Board of Trustees. The file also contains a letter and a note from Paul Hoffman in his role as an Administrator for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on securing funding for the IOI.

Correspondence between Elisabeth Mann Borgese and Impact (Public Relations) Ltd.

File contains correspondence with Joe A. Grima of Impact (Public Relations) Limited. Contains suggestions on the political climate, and the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea. Also includes “The Declaration of Oaxtepec” prepared by the International Ocean Institute (IOI), and three newspaper clipping, likely press releases from the IOI (“Law of the Sea,” “IOIPC meeting in Mexico,” and one Maltese language one).

Correspondence between Elisabeth Mann Borgese and the International Ocean Institute Malta

File contains correspondence from and documents related to the International Ocean Institute (IOI). Includes a copy of "Marine Industrial Technology: Developments and Trends" (possibly by Elisabeth Mann Borgese); memos (some of which concern meetings between Dalhousie, the IOI, the International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD), and others); proposals; reports; meeting minutes and agendas; an agreement relating to the lease of a building; blueprints; course outline; Borgese's speaking notes for a Pacem in Maribus (PIM) convocation; and a proposal (“Mediterranean Centre for Research and Development in Marine Industrial Technology”).

'M' - 'P' miscellaneous correspondence

File contains correspondence between Elisabeth Mann Borgese and J. Merck; Angela Merkel (discussing a potential meeting); Reimer Ochs; Michael Otts (attached is "Four Oceans: Project outline for a two-hour feature film" by Elisabeth Mann Borgese); and Thomas Pyhel.

Correspondence between Elisabeth Mann Borgese and the Hon. Allan J. MacEachen

File contains correspondence between Elisabeth Mann Borgese and Senator MacEachen, who was the Chairman of the Advisory Council of the International Ocean Institute (IOI), Canada. Topics of discussion include board members, and updates on IOI activities. The file also includes an invitation to attend the opening of the Allan J. MacEachen International Academic and Cultural Centre, and a letter from Jim Smith (Nova Scotia MLA) to Allan MacEachen on Elisabeth Mann Borgese's memorial.

Miscellaneous correspondence regarding personnel, award, and financial matters

File contains correspondence to/from Martin Glassna, Ahmed El Sherbini, Mr. R.J.A. Harper, Stjepan Keckes (regarding nomination of the International Ocean Institute (IOI) for the Tyler foundation prize), Jane Dunning, V. Soesanto, Paul Eamela Engo (Yaouncle), Jim [Barner] (The Antarctic Project), Salvino Busuttil (with resume and IOI recommendations), H.E. Ambassador Layachi Yaker, Geoffrey Kesteven, and [Annette].

'R' - 'T' miscellaneous correspondence

File contains correspondence between Elisabeth Mann Borgese and Kirstin Ratajczak; Hans-Juergen Schinzler; Henning Schulte-Noelle; Jurgen Streich; Dr. Suess; and Klaus Töpfer. Topics of discussion include the work of the International Ocean Institute (IOI), Agenda 21, and the United Nations.

Correspondence between Elisabeth Mann Borgese and Victor Ragonesi

File contains correspondence with Maltese lawyer and politician Victor Ragonesi, some of which concerns the establishment of a Mediterranean Centre for Research and Development in Marine Industrial Technology. Includes a copy of a letter from Maltese Prime Minister Edward Fenech Adami to the Secretary General of the United Nations on the concept.

Correspondence with and regarding Clyde Sanger

File contains correspondence with Sanger, from the North-South Institute. Includes a draft and published version of a review Elisabeth Mann Borgese wrote of his book, "Ordering the Oceans: The Making of the Law of the Sea," which was published in the “Canadian Journal of Political Science.” Also includes correspondence discussing the closure of the International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD).

Correspondence between Elisabeth Mann Borgese and Saudi Arabia

File contains correspondence with Saudi minister Dr. Zohair Nawab on scholarships for the International Ocean Institute (IOI)'s training programme, and the ratification of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLoS), with Mr. Ahmad Khelifa Souedi of the United Arab Emirates on scholarships and creating an IOI endowment, and with Professor Ibrahim Haddad of the Atomic Energy Commission on a proposed organization to further the rights of scientists in developing countries (contains handwritten annotations by Elisabeth Mann Borgese). File also contains two agendas for a discussion of IOI projects to take place in Saudi Arabia.

Correspondence between Elisabeth Mann Borgese and Thomas Sherman

File contains correspondence with Sherman of the Liberian Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy. Some correspondence concerns Pacem in Maribus (PIM), PrepCom (the Preparatory Commission for the International Seabed Authority), and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLoS). File includes a copy of a magazine interview with Sherman.

Correspondence between Elisabeth Mann Borgese and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

File contains correspondence with and documents from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Correspondence concerns training programmes, Pacem in Maribus convocation, ratifications of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLoS), and a nomination for the 1998 King Baudouin Prize. Includes Elisabeth Mann Borgese's notes for an International Ocean Institute (IOI) presentation at an UNCTAD meeting in Geneva, September 21, 1987; IOI's application for status with UNCTAD; a brochure; reports (mainly from UNCTAD committees); an activity brief for an IOI course ("Management and Conservation of Marine Resources"); notices; and meeting agenda.

Correspondence with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) officials

File contains correspondence with various United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) officials (some of which concerns various International Ocean Institute (IOI) projects, such as the “Ocean Yearbook”), a copy of a UNDP report, "Country and Intercountry Programming and Projects - The Global and Interregional Programme" and a funding proposal from the IOI to UNDP (“Pilot Project on Multiple Uses of Mediterranean Sea”).

Correspondence between the International Ocean Institute (IOI) and the United Nations Environment Programme-Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA)

File contains correspondence between various International Ocean Institute (IOI) employees (including Elisabeth Mann Borgese) and the GPA. Includes an invitation to Elisabeth Mann Borgese to join the Steering Committee of the First GPA Intergovernmental Review. Includes a report of IOI/GPA related activities. Correspondence also discusses a proposed tourism tax, and the Regional Seas Programme,

'Y' miscellaneous correspondence

File contains correspondence with M. Yablon, Vladimir Kotliar, Igor Yarkovlev, Elliot Richardson, Christopher Young, Hui Yu, and Yu Yuancheng (includes business card). Topics of discussion include PrepCom (the Preparatory Commission), the International Ocean Institute (IOI)'s application for consultant status with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the "Ocean Yearbook," the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLoS), and Perestroika. Some correspondence also concerns Dalhousie students.

Correspondence with and regarding Layachi Yaker

File contains correspondence concerning Yaker’s appointment as the President of the International Ocean Institute (IOI)’s Board of Trustees, a trip Elisabeth Mann Borgese was taking to visit him in the USSR, fundraising, and various IOI projects. Also includes telegrams concerning Mann Borgese daughter, Angelica Borgese, vacationing in Algiers.

Correspondence concerning "Encyclopaedia Universalis"

File contains correspondence with Claude Gregory, John Dodge, F. Weizsacker, Jean R. de Salis, John Kendrew, P. Kapitza, Salvatore Quasimodo, Daniele Bovet, Georg Likacs, D. Lavergne, Linus Pauling, S. Radhakrishnan, C.F. Weizsacker, Werner Heisenberg, Robert Forbes, Robert Hutchins, and Theodor Svedberg. Correspondence mainly includes invitations to join the Encyclopedia Universalis' project. Also includes comments written about the encyclopedia by Marcello Colocci (on the "Physics" and "Chemistry" pieces) and Guiseppe Barbreri (on the "Geography" section). Contains English, Italian, and German correspondence.

Project proposal by Mário Ruivo

File contains a proposal entitled: "Proposta para um projecto de estudos de desenvolvimento a coopção international em assuritos oceãnicos, no ãmbito das actividades do International Ocean Institute, com o apoido da fundação gulbenkian."

GPA news forum : [newsletter and website printouts]

File contains a newsletter and a print-out of material from a website. The material is a co-publication between International Ocean Institute (IOI) and UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme). The issue features the article "The Regional Seas Programme - A New Direction" by Elisabeth Mann Borgese.

International Ocean Institute - past, present and future : [reports and correspondence]

File contains two copies of a report by the International Ocean Institute (IOI)-Canada (dated May 9 and May 12, 1997). The paper outlines the history and current programs of the IOI, with sections on training and research programs, a list of publications, and the "Pacem in Maribus" (PIM) Conferences. Also contains correspondence.
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