Series documents the efforts of the United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) to safeguard the sovereignty of the Cyprus government during a period of armed conflict between Turkish and Greek Cypriots. Included are records that document the political and military situation on the island as well as UNFICYP Intercommunal Talks (1971-1982). Records include code cables, letters, press clippings, and photographs. Correspondence via code cable between Turk, Greek, Cypriot and UN officials comprise the bulk of the series. Arranged in the following broad categories: code cables, correspondence, and subject files, which include records that document incidents and episodes.
UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1959-1972: Bunche; 1963-1964: Protitch; 1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1981-1988: Cordovez)
Series consists of numbered and unnumbered master clear cables, UNFICYP (United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus) - Geneva clear cables, situation reports, press cables, code cables, Cyprus assessment reports and mediator reports. Items document clearances, visits, cease-fire violations, flight rotations and personnel alterations such as medical conditions, transfers and replacements. Also includes drafts of monthly reports, extracts from local presses, reports on the political climate in Cyprus, and shooting incidents. Subjects include Enonis; Eoka-B; 1975 Cyprus talks in Vienna; 1977 and 1980 intercommunal talks; Greek president Kyprianov; Turkish leader R. Denktash; and the Third Pan-Cyprian Congress of 1984. Correspondents include Special Representatives of the Secretary-General, UNFICYP, L. Weckman-Munoz and R. Osario-Tafall; UNPeace-Keeping Force in Cyprus Commander Maj.-Gen. Prem Chand; Information Officer S. Yacoub; Information Officer for the Office of Public Information K. Beaven; UN Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus Chief Administrator B. Hausner; Chef de Cabinet C. V. Narasimhan; and Under-Secretary-General of Special Political Affairs Rolz-Bennett.
Accession number: 1990/021
Actual series size: 32 boxes
UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1958-1972: Bunche; 1963-1964: Protitch; 1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1981-1988: Cordovez)
Series consists of materials documenting the progress of the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), including information reports, incident reports, notes for briefings, strength reports, rotation reports, visit requests, visit and air clearances, casualty briefings, directives, operation information, staff lists, country files, cables, instructions, personnel files and correspondence. Subjects include armed elements, troop movements,and civil defense training; Cypriot relations with the UN; freedom of movement; Yukon supply flights; flag related incidents; Lonelines projects; Operation Mayflower; Ledra palace; and S/RES/54. Correspondents include Under-Secretary-General of Special Political Affairs R. J. Bunche; Special representative of the Secretary-General, Cyprus, Lt. Weckmann-Munoz; UNFICYP Commander Lt.-Gen. D. Prem Chand; and UNFICYP Commander Gen. G. G. Griendel.
Series contains photographs of the Auscon headquarters and the Mayflower Operation, located in the "M" section of the alphabetically arranged series. These photographs are still in glue-backed photograph albums and are in need of archival sleeving.
Accession number 1987/005, boxes 1-14
Actual series size: 52 boxes
Series consists of numbered clear and code cables (incoming and outgoing) regarding the United Nations Iran - Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG) mission to supervise the Iran-Iraq cease-fire and troop withdrawal. Code cable subjects include daily situation reports; deployment and security of U.N. military observers; cease-fire violations; status of forces agreements; the return of POWs and war dead; UNIIMOG personnel relations with Iranian authorities; and the Irani/Iraqi mixed military working group. Other subjects documented include the political situation in Iran; incidents and casualties; and administrative matters, including press relations and communications difficulties. Clear cables are primarily summaries of Iraqi daily newspapers reports. Correspondents include UNIIMOG Chief Military Observer Maj. Gen. Slavko Jovic.
Accession numbers: 92/150, boxes 3-9
Actual series size: 11 boxes
UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1971-1975: Guyer)
Series conists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing clear cables, memoranda, and reports relating to the UN's food relief operations in East Pakistan before, during, and after the war between India and Pakistan, and is divided into four major subject categories as follows: a) administration, including communications, transportation, markings and insignia, and interaction with other UN agencies; b) staff, including files on senior and lower echelon staff members, as well as some substantive material on the various special representatives; c) evacuation of UNEPRO staff from Dacca, East Pakistan during India-Pakistan fighting of 1971; and d) reports, including progress updates. Correspondents include Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretaries-General Roberto Guyer and Brian Urquhart, Assistant Secretary-General Paul-Marc Henry, Assistant Secretary-General for Interagency Affairs Ismat Kittani, Special Representative B.A. El-Tawil, and UNEPRO Senior Advisor Stephen Tripp.
Accession numbers: A/754; 77/207
Actual series size: 1.5 feet
Series is comprised of documents related to United Nations diplomacy and peacekeeping missions in the Middle East, particularly Israel, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Cyprus, Jordan, Syria, Palestine and the West Bank. Historical and subject files contain correspondence, reports, statements, cables and press clippings related to the Egypt/Israel disengagement agreements, the Israel/Syria Disengagement Agreement (1974), Camp David agreements, the Cairo Conference (1978), and the Secretary-General's and Brian Urquhart's trips to the Middle East. Files regarding the hijacking of aircraft, assassination attempts and terrorism are included, as well as files pertaining to the Wadi al Ayn incident in south Lebanon (1980) and other incidents. Series also includes subject files, clear cables and code cables of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), the United Nations Emergency Force (I and II), the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), and the United Nations Middle East Mission (UNMEM). The series also includes subject files concerning Sadruddin Aga Khan's mission in Lebanon; correspondence and statements of the Palestine Liberation Organization; ground plans, maps, photographs and documents concerning the assault on Government House in Jerusalem in 1967; and records pertaining to the mission in Jerusalem of Ernest A. Thalmann, Personal Representative of the Secretary-General.
UN. Under Secretary-General for SPA (1956-1972: Bunche)
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Series declassified on 1 April 2002 (06-02-D/02/7)
Series consists of letters, memoranda, clear and code cables, reports, minutes, statistics, name lists, aide-memoire, notes, publications, newspaper clippings and selected United Nations documents relating to political, military, legal and administrative matters, including troop strength and deployment, air operations, border patrols and observations at checkpoints, surveys of demilitarized zones, incidents, repatriation of refugees, Egypt's military deployment in the Sinai, the United Nations presence at Sharm El-Sheik, Israel's capture of Tiran and Senabahir, Security Council deliberations on border problems between Israel and Egypt, search for missing persons in the Gaza Strip, decisions of the Egypt-Israel Mixed Armistice Commission (EIMAC), meetings with Egypt, France, Israel and the United Kingdom on Suez Canal navigation, the withdrawal of Israeli troops, UNEF I and United Nations agencies from Egypt, the UNEF I Advisory Committee meetings, Bunche's meeting in Washington D.C., visits of United Nations top echelon officials to the mission area, the Secretary-Generals press statements, administrative surveys in 1963 and 1965, liaison with other United Nations peacekeeping missions and United Nations agencies, military and civilian personnel, budget and finance, logistics and miscellaneous general services. Primary correspondents include Andrew Cordier, Dag Hammarskjold, Mordecai Kidron, George Lansky, Jose Rolz-Bennett, Carey Seward, Constantin Stavropoulos, U Thant, Brian Urquhart and the UNEF I force commanders.
Series includes Accession Nos. 1993/0170, 1994/0040; 1994/0042; 1995/0112
Series created by various Under-Secretaries-Generals for Special Political Affairs, including at the end of the period, Under-Secretary-General Cordovez. Records include United Nations official documents, numbered code and clear cables (incoming and outgoing), press releases, daily press briefings, correspondence, memoranda, and press clippings regarding the Middle East, including Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and the Palestine LIberation Organization (PLO). Includes meeting summaries, briefing notes for the Secretary-General, agreements, and some maps. Bulk of materials date from 1967 to 1986; only two items date from 1948-1949. Subjects include the question of Palestine; the Arab-Israeli conflict; deportations from Israeli-occupied territories; assistance for the reconstruction and development of Lebanon; and the construction of a Mediterranean-Dead Sea canal. Other subjects include incidents; meetings and conferences; prisoners of war; humanitarian assistance; terrorism; the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); and Palestinian University. Also includes the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF); United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL); and the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO). Correspondents include Chief Coordinator for U.N. Peace-keeping in the Middle East Lt. Gen. Ensio Siilasvuo and UNIFIL Force Commander Maj. Gen. Emmanuel A. Erskine. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Series consists of records relating to United Nations peacekeeping operations, stand-by forces and military observers. Includes a number of files dating from 1947 to 1971 that pertain to the establishment of United Nations peacekeeping missions. Miscellaneous files pertaining to peacekeeping include correspondence, reports, official government statements, some photographs and documents regarding proposals for a permanent United Nations peacekeeping force. Also included in the series are files that pertain to the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, the United Nations Observation Group in Lebanon (UNOGIL) and the United Nations Yemen Observer Mission (UNYOM). Some records of James Jonah and Lt. General Prem Chand are also included, as well as files containing published material related to peacekeeping by Brigadier F. R. Henn and Colonel L. M. K. Skern.