- 1948 - 1953 (Creation)
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The United Nations Special Committee on the Balkans (UNSCOB) was established in November, 1947 to perform good offices, and to help settle disputes. It lasted until December 1951.
Records relate primarily to personnel matters, and include staff lists, letters of appointment for general staff, drivers, and interpreters; as well as correspondence concerning general matters. Also included are memoranda concerning the responsibilities of UNSCOB.
Series consists of correspondence, reports, and brochures. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: letters of appointment for local staff; letters of appointment for UN staff; pay scales; requests for leave; and indemnity pay. Correspondents include John Townend, Administrative Officer, UNSCOB, Salonika; M.F. Payne, Administrative Officer, UNSCOB, Athens; L. Nicolaou, Greek Liason Service Secretary; Mary McKenna, Administrative Officer, UNSCOB; and Byron Price, Assistant to the Secretary-General, Department of Administrative and Financial Services.