Series S-0362 - Assistant Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs - Subject Files

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Assistant Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs - Subject Files


  • 1973 - 1981 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 10

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UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1970-1978: Guyer; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1981-1988: Cordovez)

Note: The position of Assistant Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs does not appear in staff lists until 1981, when F. T. Liu is listed as holding that position.
Series consists of materials documenting the work of the UNCC (United Nations Co-Coordinator), UNDOF (United Nations Disengagement Observer Force), and UNTSO (United Nations Truce Supervision Organization). UNCC and UNTSO materials consist of incoming and outgoing numbered code cables; UNDOF materials include incoming and outgoing numbered code cables; military staff lists; casualty and board of inquiry reports; country files (Austria, Canada, Iran, etc.); incident reports and strength and location reports. Subjects include the Christian Armed Forces and Lebanese Christian fellowship; IDF withdrawals from Lebanon; Lebanese border crossings; the crossing of the Alpha line; mine accidents; and the Austrian patrol. Correspondents include Maj.-Gen. L. Koho; UN Emergency Force (UNEF) Force Commander/Chief Co-Coordinator Lt.-Gen. E. Siilasvuo; UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) Chief of Staff B. Liljestrand; and Under-Secretaries General for Special Political Affairs Guyer and Urquhart.
Photographs in this series support casualty files, including the location and condition of the deceased upon discovery. Shepherds shot by the IDF patrol, UNDOF OP 72, and the bodies of Peter Hoermann and Major-Corporal Anton Grasserbauer are among those photographed.
Accession number: 1986/103
Actual series size: 10 boxes

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Is superseded by: 1986/0103: Middle East Code Cables, UNDOF Country Files, Casualties and Incidents, Observers, Military, Disengagement, Visits, General Files.
Is superseded by: 1982/0037: Cables from OUSGSPA concerning Middle East Projects, Beirut, UNTSO, UNCC, UNDOF and UNEF
Is superseded by: 1982/0043: Working Files

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