"The records in S-1955 document the work of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) and the United Nations System regarding issues of armed and political conflict, human rights situations, and terrorism, as well as social matters. The records date from 2007 through 2010, and are arranged chronologically and by subject. The records consist primarily of correspondence; memoranda; official notes; invitations; statements of the Secretary-General; and reports. In 2011, the EOSG adopted a new records classification scheme that contains records for the remainder of the Secretary-General's term. Records similar to those in S-1955 are also found within S-1959: Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) - Central Files (2011-2016). The records focus on trouble areas in the following regions, countries, and territories: African region; Central America; Republic of Cyprus; Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Eritrea; Republic of Iraq; Kashmir; State of Kuwait; Korean Peninsula; the Middle East; and Western Sahara. A majority of records address peace talks, negotiation of peace agreements, and confidence-building measures (CBMs), including talks between the Government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA); Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders; Syria and Israel; and Iraq and Kuwait. In addition, some records pertain to border, territorial, and diplomatic disputes, such as those between Equatorial Guinea and Gabon; Eritrea and Djibouti; Republic of Guatemala and Belize; Republic of Colombia-Republic of Ecuador-Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Lebanese Republic and Syrian Republic; State of Palestine and State of Israel; Gaza Strip and southern Israel; and the Government of Morocco and Frente Polisario, regarding Western Sahara. The records also document security and humanitarian situations in eastern Chad and the northeastern Central African Republic, including movements of refugees and of internally displaced persons and detail progress in creating security conditions conducive to their voluntary repatriation; the transfer of Kuwaiti prisoners of war (POW), and the return of property from Iraq. Records documenting human rights situations focus on countries such as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK); Republic of Cyprus; and Republic of Cuba. Documentation associated with the Middle East contain the records of United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF); United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL); United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO); United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC); and United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC). In addition, there are records pertaining to the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE); United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP); and United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). Some records in this series document terrorism and contain summaries of meetings of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1373 (2001) concerning Counter-Terrorism and of the earlier Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1267 (1999) concerning Al-Qaida and the Taliban and associated individuals and entities; as well as the efforts of the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF). In addition, there are condolence letters to the Secretary-General regarding the Algiers bombing, 11 December 2007. A small portion of records detail the investigation and provide updates related to the bombing. S-1955 contains records on social matters including the advancement of women and gender equality; climate change; Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); sustainable development; ageing; disabled persons; and youth. These records concern the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC); Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW); United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW); conferences, forums, and summits regarding youth; Commission on Sustainable Development; United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD); Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation; and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Processing Archivist: Corinne O'Connor Volume: 14 boxes"
"The records in S-1956 document interactions between the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) and Member States; politicians; non-governmental organizations (NGOs); intergovernmental organizations (IGOs); civil, religious, private, and academic institutions; and the general public. The records mostly date from 2007 to 2010 and detail issues, primarily through correspondence, such as the United Nations' response to human rights abuses, humanitarian needs, and natural disasters; involvement in military activities and conflict resolution; political negotiations and matters related to elections; and United Nations' initiatives such as Millennium Development Goals (MDGS). They frequently document major events and efforts such as the attempts to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia; assistance provided in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar and the earthquake in Haiti; armed conflict between Russia and Georgia; independence of Kosovo; the crisis in Darfur; and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In 2011, the EOSG adopted a new records classification scheme that contains records for the remainder of the Secretary-General's term. Records similar to those in S-1956 are also found within S-1959: Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) - Central Files (2011-2016). The records also contain: petitions; press releases; speeches and remarks made by the Secretary-General; reports; reference material; official United Nations documents; official notes; talking points; and internal correspondence and memoranda from the Secretary-General, Chef de Cabinet, and officers from the Department of Political Affairs (DPA). Incoming and outgoing correspondence include invitations to and from the Secretary-General or a member of the EOSG staff to meet with delegates and representatives of Member States and other organizations; and to participate in conferences, seminars, dinners, anniversary celebrations, and other events. They also contain requests for the Secretary-General's support for a wide variety of policies and projects, andfor assistance in dissemination of information on issues and abuses to a wider audience such as advocating the appointment of a Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children, and specific requests to assist refugees created by the crises in Darfur and the conflicts between Israel and the Palestinians. In addition, some of the correspondence includes nominations for United Nations posts and endorsements of candidates by independent groups; letters of gratitude to and from the Secretary-General; letters of condolences; requests for financial assistance; congratulatory letters to newly elected or appointed individuals; and mission updates. Frequently documents attached to correspondence include lists of individuals who will attend meetings, their CVs, itineraries, background notes, and talking points. The records also contain a large number of update notes, memoranda, and reports which describe and analyse world events and provide suggestions and recommendations on the action to take; mission progress reports and after-mission reports; progress reports detailing the peace process; implementation of agreements and summaries of meetings and impressions garnered; as well as notes generated from meetings of the Secretary-General and members of the EOSG. Processing Archivist: Virginia Pastor, Alex Gelfand Volume: 116 boxes"
"The United Nations Secretariat is one of the main organs of the United Nations and organized along departmental lines, with each department or office having a distinct area of action and responsibility. Offices and departments coordinate with each other to ensure cohesion as they carry out the day-to-day work of the UN in offices and duty stations around the world. At the head of the UN Secretariat is the Secretary-General who resides in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG). S-1953 documents the relationship between the EOSG and the departments and offices of the UN Secretariat during the tenure of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The records relate to 23 departments and offices of the UN Secretariat: Office of the Deputy Secretary-General (ODSG); Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA); Department of Field Security (DFS); Department of General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM); Department of Management (DM); Department of Political Affairs (DPA); Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO); Department of Public Information (DPI); Department of Safety and Security (DSS); Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS); Office of Legal Affairs (OLA); Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA); Office of Information and Communication Technology (OICT); Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA); Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS); Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide (OSAPG); Office of the Special Representative on the Violence Against Children; Oil-For-Food Programme (OFFP); Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO); United Nations office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC);United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP); Office at Nairobi (UNON), United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), and the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV). The series dates from 2007 to 2010 and is arranged alphabetically by department or office and therein chronologically. The records contain correspondence and memoranda documenting appointments and nominations; updates to the Secretary-General on political situations; departmental updates from Under-Secretary-Generals (USGs); reports produced by Secretariat departments and offices; legal opinions and advice from OLA; invitations and requests for meetings with the Secretary-General; meeting notes and minutes; drafts of invitations sent on behalf of the Secretary-General; drafts of press releases and statements; and reports to the General Assembly and Security Council authored by Secretariat departments and offices and submitted to the EOSG for approval by the Secretary-General. The records of DM contain files on the travel of senior officials; budgets and lists of financial contributions from Member States maintained by the Office of Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts (OPPBA); and correspondence and memoranda documenting the work of the Office of Central Support Services (OCSS) and the Capital Master Plan (CMP). They also include correspondence and memoranda pertaining to appointments and staff recruitment; financial management; and day-to-day operations of the UN Secretariat. Records related to DGACM consist of planning material for sessions and meetings of the General Assembly; requests from Member States for bilateral meetings with the Secretary-General; and daily summaries of the General Debate for the 62nd-65th sessions of the General Assembly. The DPA files contain reports of political missions; updates on international political situations; official correspondence exchanged between the Secretary-General and the Security Council; reports on activities and proceedings of formal meetings, informal consultations and private debates of the Security Council; and project proposals for the Trust Fund for Preventive Action. The DPKO records contain update notes and progress reports for the Secretary-General detailing peacekeeping operations and field missions, including the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), United Nations�African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), and United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC). In addition, the records consist of briefings and requests for meetings with Special Envoys and Special Representatives of the Secretary-General, as well as DPKO�s recommendations for the Secretary-General�s September Programme during the General Debate of the General Assembly. S-1953 also contains OIOS reports documenting audits of Secretariat departments, offices and field missions; investigations into staff misconduct; as well as semi-annual reports on the implementation of OIOS recommendations. Other records in the series document the work on UNODA, which contain files on non-proliferation treaties; the use of chemical and biological weapons; as well as resolutions adopted by the Conference on Disarmament and reports on the work of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters. In addition, there are also records that document the work within the EOSG consisting of draft press statements attributable to the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General; decisions and records of discussions of the Senior Management Group (SMG), Management Committee, and Policy Committee; and the first letter of the Secretary-General sent to Heads of State. In 2011, the EOSG adopted a new records classification scheme that contains records for the remainder of the Secretary-General�s term. Records similar to those in S-1953 are also found within S-1959: Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) - Central Files (2011-2016). Processing Archivists: Virginia Pastor Volume: 86 boxes"
"The records in S-1957 document the coordination of work between the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) and the regional economic commissions; funds; programmes; specialized agencies; research and training institutes; councils; committees; and other entities of the United Nations System. The series contains records from a variety of internal and external agencies and organizations including: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); World Health Organization (WHO); Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UNHABITAT); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations International School (UNIS); Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); World Food Programme (WFP); Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA); United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC); United Nations University (UNU); and the University for Peace (UPEACE); United Nations System Chief Executive Board for Coordination (CEB); International Criminal Court of Justice (ICJ); International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR); International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA); United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); Joint Inspection Unit (JIU); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA); United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE); World Trade Organization (WTO); International Criminal Court (ICC); International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). The records date from 2007 through 2010, and are arranged chronologically and therein by subject. The records of S-1957 contain correspondence; memoranda; official notes; invitations and responses; requests for meetings; summaries and updates concerning meetings, conferences, and the progress of work. In addition, there are records pertaining to United Nations commemorations, medals and recognition programmes, such as the International Day of Peace and the Nobel Peace. Within this series, the Resident Coordinator System (RCS) records are distinctive from the others because it is managed by UNDP, and its function is carried by the UNDP Resident Representative on behalf of the entire United Nations System. As the designated representative of the Secretary-General, the Resident Coordinator is the leader of the UN Country Team (UNCT) and plays a central role in coordinating the development operations of the United Nations and ensuring alignment with national priorities. At the end of the calendar year, each UNCT reports on the results it has achieved based on its annual work plan, using the Resident Coordinator's Annual Report format. S-1957 contains these reports, which usually include a letter to the Secretary-General summarizing the team's work and highlighting significant achievements, a results table and an annual work plan for the following year. In addition, there are also letters to Heads of State concerning the designation of Resident Coordinators/UNDP Resident Representatives from the Secretary-General; and correspondence pertaining to the selection of United Nations Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative positions. In 2011, the EOSG adopted a new records classification scheme that contains records for the remainder of the Secretary-General's term. Records similar to those in S-1957 are also found within S-1959: Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) - Central Files (2011-2016). Processing Archivist: Corinne O'Connor Volume: 31 boxes"
"S-1951 contains records that are personal in nature or that relate to matters of importance to the non-professional obligations of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. This series contains correspondence with VIPs and personal friends of the Secretary-General and includes invitations extended to him for cultural events and letters in which people express their views of the United Nations and global issues. The VIP correspondence also includes letters exchanged between the Secretary-General and former Secretary-General Kofi Annan. This series also contains official condolence letters sent by the Secretary-General to relatives and friends of recently deceased persons within the United Nations System; correspondence with Member States on the occasion of the death of persons serving with UN missions and field operations; and letters of condolence sent to heads of state after the occurrence of a natural disaster. In addition, there are also condolence letters related to the 2009 attack of the Bakhtar guest house in Kabul, Afghanistan; the 2010 earthquake in Haiti; and the 2011 terrorist attack and bombing of the UN building in Abuja, Nigeria. Other records in this series include: congratulatory messages to and well wishes for the Secretary-General upon his election and re-election to the post from colleagues, governments and the general public; holiday messages; honours and titles offered to the Secretary-General by universities and organizations; and thank you notes for gifts given to the Secretary-General. Processing Archivist: Virginia Pastor Volume: 9 boxes"
"The records in S-1941 document the daily activities of Chef de Cabinet Vijay Nambiar and primarily consist of chronological files dating from 2007 to 2012. The records detail the Chef de Cabinet�s responsibilities in serving and assisting the Secretary-General and in establishing general policy; reviewing proposals, statements and policies brought forth for attention and approval of the Secretary-General; and maintaining links with various entities within the United Nations System. The records also capture the exchange of information between members of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) including: the Deputy Secretary-General; Deputy Chef de Cabinet; Director for Political, Peacekeeping, and Humanitarian Affairs; Director of Communications and Head of Speechwriting Unit; and Chief of the Scheduling Office. S-1941 contains records approved by the Chef de Cabinet on behalf of the Secretary-General. These include summaries of the Secretary-General�s reports to the Security Council and General Assembly; drafts of statements attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General; correspondence and memoranda sent to heads of state, high-level officials and Permanent Representatives; and correspondence with the Presidents of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as well as the heads of the Specialised Agencies. Other records include: requests to the Secretary-General for visits and meetings; invitations; daily itemized logs of incoming correspondence; briefing notes; talking points; background information for meetings and phone calls; programmes and lists of delegations for the Secretary-General�s official travel; appointments and nominations of special advisers and top echelon; and minutes from Policy Committee meetings. The records address a variety of subjects including: climate change; human rights initiatives; global health; the crisis in Syria; the Middle East peace process; Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); and UN peacekeeping operations, such as United Nations�African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), and United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). In addition, the chronological files contain documentation about conferences and high-level meetings, including the High-Level Meeting on AIDS in New York, (8-10 June 2011); High-level Event on the Millennium Development Goals in New York, (20-22 September 2010); and United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland, (1-12 December 2008). The records contain invitations and thank you letters; planning and background information; and proposed scenarios. A small portion of S-1941 consists of invitations and requests for meetings sent directly to the Chef de Cabinet and Kim Won-soo, Deputy Chef de Cabinet. Processing Archivists: Matthew Aull, Corinne O�Connor, Virginia Pastor Volume: 115 boxes"
"Series 1893 contains records detailing the daily activities of the Deputy Secretary-General and primarily consists of correspondence, invitations, congratulatory letters and chronological files. Asha-Rose Migiro assumed the Office of the Deputy Secretary-General (ODSG) on 5 February 2007 and concluded her tenure on 1 July 2012. Her chronological files consist of 49 boxes. These records provide a detailed record of Ms. Migiro's work and activities, spanning 2007-2012. The files contain information about the crisis in Syria (2011); the conflict in Sudan; the Egyptian Revolution (2011); the earthquakes in Chile and Haiti (2011); women's rights, particularly violence against women; the HIV/AIDS crisis; Iran's nuclear programme; the Israeli-Palestinian peace process; education initiatives; and climate change. There are also records pertaining to meetings of the Policy Committee, Management Committee, Security Council and the Steering Committee. In addition, there are background notes on topics of importance; programme materials for summits and conferences; briefing notes for meetings with commissioners, ministers and government officials; personnel records; planning and strategy documents for current and future UN initiatives, including the Secretary-General's Global Initiative on Education and Umoja ; and copies of notes to the Secretary-General about Ms. Migiro's meetings and travels. The chronological files also contain travel itineraries; copies of Ms. Migiro's speeches; talking points on various topics; and Q & A reference documents. There are occasional reference copies of correspondence between Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and various government officials, as well as drafts of letters for the Secretary-General's approval and signature. S-1893 also contains three boxes of congratulatory letters sent to Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro following her appointment as Deputy Secretary-General in February 2007 from world leaders, diplomats and ministers. Ms. Migiro's corresponding thank-you letters are included. In addition, there are six boxes of invitations, dating from 2007-2008, to attend conferences, summits and events, some focused on women's rights, Africa, poverty, climate change and education initiatives. Other invitations are contained in the chronological files. Additional information about the various conferences may be found in Series 1894 (Trips). S-1893 also contains three boxes of records pertaining to the High-Level Event (HLE) on Millennium Development Goals (MDG) held at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 25 September 2008. These records include invitations to Member States, non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), and individuals in the private sector. Other records include programmes for the event and partnership events; briefings of planning meetings; and invitations for the related High-Level Meeting on Africa's Development Needs, held on 22 September 2008. Volume: 60 boxes"
"Series 1894 consists of records documenting the official travel of the Deputy Secretary-General. The records primarily consist of briefing and trip books containing itineraries, programme information, background about the country to be visited, profiles of officials, talking points, and speeches. Asha-Rose Migiro served as Deputy Secretary-General from 5 February 2007 to 1 July 2012. Ms. Migiro travelled to every continent and nearly every region of the world to attend conferences and summits relating to present-day world issues such as HIV/AIDS, women's empowerment, climate change, child poverty, education initiatives and economic development. There are files for conferencesand meetings that she attended regularly, including the African Union Summit, World Knowledge Forum, Economic Commission for Europe, Secretary-General's retreat, United Nations Chief Executives Board Sessions, Economic and Social Council, Millennium Development Goals, and Regional Coordination Meetings. S-1894 also contains one box documenting the official travel of Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, who assumed his position on 1 July 2012. These records primarily consist of briefing books. Volume: 21 boxes"
"S-1942 contains records documenting the official travel of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon dating from 2007 to 2011. The records are arranged chronologically and consist primarily of briefing materials, thank you letters, press releases, and trip books. The trip books contain: press releases regarding the Secretary-General's activities while traveling; travel itineraries; programme information; background briefings; minutes and reports of meetings attended by the Secretary-General; biographical profiles of officials; talking points for the Secretary-General's meetings; and remarks and speeches given by the Secretary-General at events. From 2012 to 2016 trip books were created in an electronic format and as of August 2017 are not yet available for research. The Secretary-General's official travels comprise visits to all continents for a number of events and meetings including: the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony; United Nations Conferences on Climate Change in Poznan, Poland (2008) and Copenhagen, Denmark (2009); Haiti Donors' Conference in Washington, DC (2009); Arab League Summit in Doha, Qatar (2009); 11th Summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Dakar, Senegal (2008); and United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Global Forum in Madrid, Spain (2008). The Secretary-General also attended events regularly including: the African Union Summit; meetings and summits of the G-8 and G-20; and meetings of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB). S-1942 also contains code cables sent to the Secretary-General and his delegation from the United Nations Headquarters in New York (UNHQ) while abroad. Code cables are a compilation of documents for the Secretary-General's attention, information, and approval, and include daily itemized lists of incoming correspondence. These files contain official notes from the Political Unit of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) and the Department of Political Affairs (DPA); letters and statements from Member States; and documents for the Secretary-General's approval, including statements attributable to the Spokesperson. The records also document code cables sent to UNHQ containing the Secretary-General's responses. Processing Archivists: Matthew Aull, Corinne O'Connor, Virginia Pastor Volume: 62 boxes"
"S-1944 contains records documenting the official travel of Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson from 2012-2014. The records primarily comprise trip books containing itineraries; programme information; background about the country to be visited; biographical profiles of officials; talking points and speeches. Mr. Eliasson served as Deputy Secretary-General from 1 July 2012 to 31 December 2016. Throughout his tenure, he travelled to almost every continent in order to attend conferences and summits, and visited United Nations offices, missions and staff stationed around the world. A variety of topics are addressed in the talking points and speeches, including: peacekeeping operations in Somalia, Mali and Myanmar; the crisis in Syria; the Israeli-Palestinian peace process; climate change; and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and the post-2015 development agenda. The files document Mr. Eliasson's attendance at the United Nations Chief Executives Board (CEB) sessions, the 2013 European Development Days (EDD13) meeting, the World Bank/International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings, and the United Nations Retreat on the 2014 Climate Summit held at the Greentree Estate in New York. Processing Archivist: Virginia Pastor Volume: 10 Boxes"