Series Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson's Activities - S-1945

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S-1945

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Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson's Activities

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  • 1953 - 2015 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 45

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"S-1945 contains records detailing the daily activities of Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, who held his position from 1 July 2012 to 31 December 2016. The records primarily consist of chronological files and contain correspondence; invitations; congratulatory letters; talking points and background information; and speeches. The bulk of records in S-1945 date from 2012 to 2015 and document the daily work and activities of Mr. Eliasson and his support staff in the Office of the Deputy Secretary-General. The ODSG is responsible for drafting, contributing to and clearing press releases, speeches, Q & A's, reports, talking points, background papers, and correspondence of the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General for public events, meetings, and official travel. The records contain a variety of correspondence exchanged between the Deputy Secretary-General and representatives of Member States, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and individuals. There are also drafts of reports cleared by the ODSG before they are submitted to the Secretary-General; and drafts and final versions of speeches given by Mr. Eliasson at events. In addition, there is a small amount of his personal correspondence written in Swedish. The subjects covered in the chronological files address: the refugee crisis and the investigation into the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict; the cholera epidemic in Haiti; peacekeeping operations in Mali, Myanmar, and Somalia; the Israeli-Palestinian peace process; climate change; the Human Rights up Front (HRuF) Initiative; and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and post-2015 development agenda. The records also document the Rule of Law Coordination and Resource Group (RoLCRG), chaired by Mr. Eliasson and supported by the Rule of Law Unit of the ODSG. These records contain reports; correspondence and memoranda; as well as speeches on the principle of the rule of law as defined in the United Nations Charter. S-1945 also contains notes from Mr. Eliasson's meetings and telephone calls with Heads of State, representatives of Member States, and United Nations staff, including the Secretary-General and the Chef de Cabinet. Among the topics documented in these meetings are: the Hammarskjold Commission's investigation into the death of former Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold; the crisis in Syria; rule of law; the post-2015 development agenda; and the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC). There are also update notes for the Secretary-General as well as statements issued to the press by the spokesperson of the Secretary-General following approval of the Deputy Secretary-General. Processing Archivists: Virginia Pastor, Aleksandr Gelfand, Emily Pagano, Tara Strongosky Volume: 45 boxes"

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  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

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2014/0037-0002, 2015/0025-0001, 2016/0053-0001, 2017/0018-0001

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