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  Nansen's inventions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Nansen had a strong practical bent as a scientist and explorer, improving old equipment and even inventing new equipment when the need arose.
The passport was issued to Russians, and later on to other refugees who were unable to get ordinary passports.
The Nansen Passport was issued in 1922, and was honored by the governments in 52 countries.
www.xs4all.nl /~pal/inventio.htm   (157 words)

 Fridtjof Nansen
During his life, Fridtjof Nansen was at first seen as a scientist and he gave a significant contribution to zoology, geography, ethnography and geology.
In 1917 in order to avoid the hunger in the neutral Norway during the First World War, Nansen was dispatched to Washington as the head of a delegation charged with the task of negotiating with the American authorities for a relaxation of the embargoes on certain goods.
Fridtjof Nansen is seen as one of the founders of the Norwegian foreign policy, but he also was a strong opponent of the bureaucracy.
www.ndcmostar.org /en/nansen.htm   (1101 words)

 Passport - ExampleProblems.com
A passport is a formal identity document or certification issued by a national government that identifies the holder as a national of a particular state, and requests permission, in the name of the sovereign or government of the issuing country, for the bearer to be permitted to enter and pass through other countries.
A passport is usually necessary for international travel, as it normally needs to be shown at a country's border, although there exist agreements whereby the citizens of some countries can enter some other countries with other identity documents.
Machine readable passports have a standardised presentation, bearing a zone where some of the information otherwise written in textual form is written as strings of alphanumeric characters, printed in a manner suitable for optical character recognition – that is, reading by a machine.
www.exampleproblems.com /wiki/index.php/Passport   (3813 words)

 Fridjof Nansen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Nansen was a pioneer in the field of applied sciences ranging from zoology, marine biology and oceanography to sociology.
Fridtjof Nansen was a scientist, a diplomat, a statesman and a humanist with a deep compassion for his fellow human beings.
The inaugural award ceremony was held in September 1955 in the Council Chamber of the Palais des Nations, in the presence of the diplomatic corps, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, the press and the public.
www.ndcbanjaluka.org /html/fridtj_1.HTM   (1093 words)

 Norway Info - Articles - Fridtjof Nansen
Nansen's lifelong passion for the far north was kindled during student days, when at a tutor's suggestion, in 1882, he took passage aboard a sealing vessel to the Arctic Ocean.
Nansen was intrigued at the presence of the driftwood and puzzled as to which direction it could have come from.
Nansen's standing among the Norwegians was such that in 1905 he was asked to act as Norway's prime minister.
www.cyberclip.com /Katrine/NorwayInfo2/Articles/Nansen.html   (4883 words)

 Fridtjof Nansen Summary
Fridtjof Nansen was born on Oct. 10, 1861, on an estate near Christiania (Oslo), the son of Baldur Nansen, a lawyer, and Adelaide Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen.
Nansen was a professor of zoology and later oceanography at the Royal Frederick University in Oslo and contributed with groundbreaking works in the fields of neurology and fluid dynamics.
Nansen was one of the founders of the neuron theory stating that the neural network consists of individual cells communicating with each other.
www.bookrags.com /Fridtjof_Nansen   (2042 words)

 Passports, Spaces, Travel Note: Overview
Passport forgery and fraud has kept pace with technological advances, in a progression from one-off manuscripts to artefacts that are primarily aimed at transferring information to networked databases representing an electronic border against terrorists, drug traffickers and other offenders.
Most passports were for a specific journey (albeit one that was often vaguely described and might extend over several years), in a letter format with a rudimentary description of physical features and handwritten endorsement by an attaché or consul representing the country to be visited.
There is some acceptance in international law and statecraft that a refugee is not expected to travel on or use a passport from the country of origin for identification because the agency responsible for passports forms part of the government of which the refugee is fearful or which cannot protect the individual.
www.caslon.com.au /passportsnote.htm   (2746 words)

 Passport Photos
Passports are connected with the right of legal protection abroad and the right to enter one's country of nationality.
I quote from the "notes" section: :Caution: This passport remains the property of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom and may be withdrawn at any time.
Approximately 450,000 Nansen passports were issued, helping hundreds of thousands of stateless people to immigrate to a country that would have them.
www.breadlike.com /pages7/63/passport-photos.html   (702 words)

 Red Cross Red Crescent - Speeches on common ground
Fridtjof Nansen was one of those born in a northern country who did not seek to escape to warmer places, but became haunted by the mysteries of even colder ones.
Nansen was a scholar and a scientist with a wide range of interests and knowledge.
The Nansen Passport is an internationally recognized identity card for the truly lost of this century, those who for all of the well-known reasons of uprooting and dispersion across the face of the earth in these times, no longer have a home or a location anywhere.
www.ifrc.org /docs/news/speech99/ah241199.asp   (5181 words)

 Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
The Nansen Groups long-term strategy includes the establishment of similar centres in China, South America and Africa to provide an impetus for globally-oriented research in support of sustainable development of the earths resources and to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change.
The FRAM expedition, conceived and led by Nansen to chart Arctic waters by freezing a ship into the pack ice and allowing it to drift for 3 years was completed in 1896.
Nansen was empowered by 52 nations to issue the Nansen Passport to millions of war prisoners and refugees in the aftermath of the First World War and the Russian Revolution and organised their feeding and repatriation.
www.nersc.no /index2.php?display=nansengroup   (289 words)

 Fridtjof Nansen - Biography
Nansen interrupted his research in 1905 to urge the independence of Norway from Sweden and, after the dissolution of the Union, served as his country's minister to Great Britain until May of 1908.
For the stateless refugees under his care Nansen invented the «Nansen Passport», a document of identification which was eventually recognized by fifty-two governments.
Nansen's fifth great humanitarian effort, at the invitation of the League in 1925, was to save the remnants of the Armenian people from extinction.
nobelprize.org /nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1922/nansen-bio.html   (1486 words)

 Fridtjof Nansen Biography
Fridtjof Nansen's interests and talents were so diverse that he was hard put to select a course of study when he entered the University of Christiania.
Many governments agreed to recognize the "Nansen passports" and thousands of stateless people were enabled to travel and to settle in other countries.
Despite his keen interest in national defense — Nansen became the president of the defense association of Norway in 1915 — disarmament was an issue of burning importance to him.
www.mnc.net /norway/Nansen.htm   (4575 words)

 The Great Famine, 1932-1933
The High Commissioner F. Nansen is watching unloading of the train with grain for the students of Saratov University.
Nansen was a stranger to failure, at least in most of his quests, and the adamant refusal of the League of Nations was a blow to his vision of its potential.
Parallel to the famine project Nansen also organized and led another major one; that of aiding the 2 million hapless Russians who had fled both revolution, and counter-revolution and were being shuttled from country to country like cattle.
www.artukraine.com /famineart/nansen2.htm   (1171 words)

 Son of Norway (Norway - the official site in the United States)
Nansen entered the university at the age of 20 to study zoology.
Nansen got involved in the relocation of 450,000 refugees of war from 26 countries in 1920.
"Nansen was Norway's first national hero and, even though he was born in the previous century, he maintained that status throughout this century," the author of Fridtjof Nansen-Man and Myth told Aftenposten.
www.norway.org /News/archive/1999/199907nansen.htm   (641 words)

 The My Hero Project - Fridtjof Nansen
Nansen proved by his actions his many heroic qualities, beginning with his exploration of Greenland and also with the Fram.
Nansen is a hero to me because he stands like a light telling me that if you dare to do what you want and try new things you can accomplish them.
Fridtjof Nansen was a daring explorer, a freedom fighter, and a selfless humanitarian.
myhero.com /myhero/hero.asp?hero=f_nansen_fredericksburg   (1785 words)

 Passports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A passport is a document that identifies the individual holding it and allows this individual entry to another geographic area as well as permitting return to the point of origin.
At present, passports tend to be physical documents, paper in construct, usually with a photograph of the individual and some identification, such as date of birth, physical description.
Passports and passport applications, which freqently include more information than the actual documents, can be very useful in genealogical research.
www.ucalgary.ca /~rosenede/passport/passports.html   (1457 words)

Fridtjof Nansen was appointed the first High Commissioner for Refugees under the League of Nations in l92l, exactly 80 years ago.
Nansen organized the repatriation of more than 400,000 prisoners of war from Russia and provided relief aid to the starving in Russia.
As you know, the Nansen Committee was set up consisting of a member of the Nansen family, the Norwegian Government and a few others chaired by the High Commissioner to select and recognize the most worthy individual or organization.
www.humansecurity-chs.org /activities/outreach/Nansen.html   (2768 words)

 The Wallenberg Jan Bulletin 2002 - Editorial
Nansen solved this difficulty simply and radically by introducing a new form of passport [the famous 'Nansen Passport'], a kind of international proof of identity which he induced more than fifty governments to accept....
To the end of his days Nansen himself worked unsparingly for the refugee cause...setting up a number of international organizations devoted to their interests.
After his death in 1930 at 69, [much hastened by stress and effort on their behalf] the work was carried on under the aegis of the League of Nations...[mainly] through what became known as the Nansen Office, and after the second world war the United Nations [and notably the American Red Cross] assumed the burden....
www.rwallenberg-int.org /Bulletin/Bul-Jan2002/editorial.htm   (755 words)

 Passport and Visa for India
They should possess a valid National Passport - except in the case of nationals of Bhutan and Nepal, who may carry only suitable means of identification.
Individuals without nationality (stateless persons; IRO refugees, persons receiving legal or political protection, holders of Nansen passport etc.) should have valid passports, identity documents or sworn affidavits along with the visa for which they should apply two months in advance.
Family passports issued by other governments are recognized without discrimination.
www.umaidbhawan.com /passport_visas.htm   (989 words)

 Gariwo: Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide
He was proclaimed High Commissary for the refugees, created an identity certificate of international validity, called "Nansen passport", with which he assured protection to the refugees of every nationality, in particular to the 2 million Russian people escaped from the Civil War.
Today this is the seat of the Nansen Foundation that was created to prosecute his scientific and humanitarian mission.
He was nominated "Righteous for Armenian people", his tomb earth was interred on the 23th of April 2003 in Yerevan, at the Museum of Genocide, in Memory Wall of Dzidzernagapert, on the "Hill of the Swifts".
gariwo.net /eng_new/giusti/giusto.php?cod=44   (324 words)

 Fridtjof Nansen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The West was suspicious that the Russian famine was created by government mismanagement of the economy and it was hard to gain funding, but still Nansen found enough supplies for between 7,000,000 and 22,000,000.
The Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, a non-profit research institute affiliated with the University of Bergen, is named in his honour.
The Nansen Programme is a Norwegian programme supporting developing countries in fisheries research and management.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fridtjof_Nansen   (1165 words)

 A Century of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, 1901-2005
He led a number of scientific expeditions to Greenland and the Arctic Ocean between 1888 and 1896 and accepted a faculty position at the University of Oslo as a zoologist.
Nansen was the Norwegian delegate to the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919, advocating the adoption of the Covenant of the League of Nations and recognition of the rights of small states.
Nansen received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his humanitarian work with refugees.
www.indiana.edu /~nobel/league.php?lid=14   (540 words)

 Comments on 19056 | MetaFilter
The Republic of Lomar describes itself as a "quasi-state" that offers citizenship and passports to refugees and others, in a humanitarian effort meant to be similar to the "Nansen Passport" project that provided passage documents for war prisoners and refugees after WWI.
If you are interested in seeing what the passports of other countries look like, this guy has images of most them, including the spurious and the curious.
It's not just the fact that this makes our passport twice as expensive as others, it's the hassle of having to reapply (new photos, new signatures certifying you are who you say you are, etc.) twice as often.
www.metafilter.com /comments.mefi/19056   (423 words)

 A Nansen Passport
Yes, I know, my British passport is European but the thing is, I’m thinking of burning it.
I couldn’t really become a Spaniard (nobody would believe me), my grandmother wasn’t Irish and (inexplicably) I can’t get a common or garden European one; so all there is left is one of those stateless Nansen passports they issued after the First World War.
The Nansen passport by the way, the stuff of John Buchan books, was invented by Fridtjof Nansen, Norway’s greatest man. It was designed for stateless refugees.
www.elindalico.com /periodico/publish/nansen_passport.shtml   (541 words)

 UNITED STATES: Dual citizenship. The case of Steve Torok   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
For many years I traveled on a "Nansen Passport *" for stateless persons issued by a Notary Public in New York State that looked like a passport, since, obviously, I did not recognize the then Hungarian Government installed by Soviet arms.
When I went there on a Jan Ignacz Paderewski Fellowship in 1961, they issued me a special visa in beautiful calligraphy that was a "stand alone" document something almost as big as a bed-sheet (I am exaggerating!).
I was serving UNTAC there as Head of Electoral in Pursat province (where Pol Pot's mother lived) when the Hungarian Consul brought me my Hungarian passport that the new regime in Hungary issued as rehabilitation to 1956 political exiles.
www.stanford.edu /group/wais/USA/us_dualcitizenshipstevetorok12402.html   (526 words)

 Nansen passport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Designed in 1922 by Fridtjof Nansen, in 1942 they were honored by governments in 52 countries and were the first refugee travel document.
The Nansen passport was developed after the Russian Revolution, when 1.4 million Russians move out of Russia due to ideological conflicts with the then current government.
Hundreds of thousands of them stayed permanently abroad.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nansen_passport   (200 words)

A Photographic Archive of Fridtjof Nansen's Life and Work
In 1989 the University of Oslo Library launched a project called Conservation of and Access to the Fridtjof Nansen Photographic Archive.
The project has led to in-house development of a HyperCard/Macintosh based picture database (Media-Finder).
www.nb.no /baser/nansen/english.html   (602 words)

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