Series contains records pertaining to the Preparatory Commission of the United Nations, which was established on 26 June 1945 and phased out by the General Assembly decision of 11 January 1946 that the Executive Secretary of the commission would act as the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The commission was established to make provisional arrangements for the first sessions of the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and the Trusteeship Council; to establish the Secretariat; to convene the International Court of Justice. The series consists of records collected by Brian Urquhart which pertain to the commission and some records created during the course of the commission's activities. The series also contains records pertaining to Gladwyn Jebb, who served as Executive Secretary of the Commission. Records consist of correspondence, reports, minutes and cables.
UN. Office for the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA)
Note: These papers pre-date the establishment of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Bunche served as the USG from 1958-1972
Series consists of the papers retained by Ralph J. Bunche throughout his employment with the UN. Subjects include the 1949 Israel-TransJordan General Armistice Agreement (annexes contain maps); the 1949 Israel-Syrian General Armistice Agreement; the Convention d'Armistice; the 1949 Israel-Lebanese General Armistice agreement (with map); armistice negotiations; and congratulatory messages conferred upon Bunche for his receipt of various awards and honors. Files contain the original armistice agreements with signatures.
Accession number: 95/008
Actual series size: 1 box
contains UNTSO (1950-present), UNTPC (1948) and UNOGIL (1958) working files (DAG-13).
The Commission's task was to supervise the truce between Arab and Jewish communities. It lasted from April to June 1948.
Included are a copy from the agreement concerning "No Man's Land" in Jerusalem, concluded and signed by the opposing parties on June 16, 1948 during the first truce which began on June 11, 1948; maps of the areas in Jerusalem referred to in the above agreement; and miscellaneous cables, minutes, memoranda, working papers, notes, and a report on the Palestine Question from the files of Pable de Azacarate.
Series consists of letters, memoranda, clear cables, numbered code cables, reports of the UNCI Principal Secretary, press releases, texts of the General Assembly President's speeches and broadcasts (copies), and United Nations documents relating to UNCI administration, as well as information on military developments and political negotiations with representatives of the Netherlands and Indonesia. The reports are addressed to the Principal Director of the Department of Security Council Affairs D. Protitch. Most of the letters are Andrew W. Cordier's copies of correspondence between the Principal Secretary J.A. Romanos and Protitch. Cordier's correspondence is primarily with Romanos. Arranged in broad subject categories.
*S-0681 Subject files of the Good offices Committee and United Nations Commission for Indonesia
Series consists of letters, memoranda, clear cables, numbered code cables, press releases, UNSCOB reports (including Inspection Tour of Northern Frontiers of Greece), photographs of Alpha Island (7 bxw, various sizes), minutes of UNSCOB meetings, and United Nations documents relating to UNSCOB. Documented are UNSCOB progress and activities, updates on the political situation in Greece, and UNSCOB administration. Correspondents include: Andrew Cordier, Secretary-General Trygve Lie, Constantin Zinchenko Assistant Secretary-General of Security Council Affairs, and UNSCOB staff (including Raoul Aglion Principal Secretary). Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Series consists of letters (primarily originals), memoranda, clear cables, numbered code cables, speeches (copies), some commission minutes, Commission reports (originals), drafts of Eritrean constitution, a map of Eritrea, and United Nations documents relating to the UN Commission for Eritrea. Documented are updates on Commission's progress, updates on Eritrea political events, updates on the UN Tribunal in Eritrea activities, the Commission's finances and personnel matters. Correspondents include Andrew W. Cordier, Secretary-General Trygve Lie, and the Commission's Principal Secretaries (P.J. Schmidt, Egon Ranshofen-Wertheimer and Eduardo Anze Matienzo). Arranged in broad subject categories.
Series contains cables, correspondence, and reports. Subjects include plan to survey economic needs of the area and make reccommendations. Also includes 1 file on successor agency, UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Series consists of letters, memoranda, clear cables, numbered and unnumbered code cables (including drafts of cables), miscellaneous reports, and United Nations documents. Relates to the United Nations missions established to assist Libya in the formation of a constitution and independent government. These missions include: the UN Commissioner in Libya, the UN Council in Libya, and the UN Tribunal in Libya. Documented are administrative and technical assistance matters, and negotiations between United Nations representatives and Libyan officials. Correspondents include: Andrew W. Cordier, Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary-General Trygve Lie, top mission officials (including the UN Commissioner in Libya A. Pelt) and Libyan officials (including the Prime Minister). Arranged in broad subject categories.
Office of the Secretary-General: Special Political Affairs Section: United Nations Suez Canal Operations (UNSCO)
Series consists of correspondence, cables, telegrams, memoranda, meeting reports, aide-memoires, bibliographies, lists, invoices, brochures, business cards, tables, and diagrams relating to the administration and operations of the Suez Canal clearance operations. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: negotiations between the French government and the Suez Canal Company over the salvage of the Statue of Ferdinand de Lessop; specifications of salvage equipment; transit dues; pilot fees; and offers of assistance to UNSCO from various organizations and private companies. Correspondents include Dag Hammerskjold, UN Secretary-General; Lt. General R. A. Wheeler, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General; D. G. Sullivan, Chief Administration Officer, UNSCO; Alfred George Katzin, UN Deputy Under-Secretary; Colonel Mahmoud Younis, Engineer, Member of the Director's Office, Suez Canal Authority, Ismailia; and Claude Boillot, Suez Canal Company.
Series consists of letters, clear cables, memoranda, progress reports, a map of Somaliland, a photograph of Somaliland (3x10in.b&w), and United Nations documents, relating to the UN Advisory Council for Somaliland. Documented are updates on Council's activities and progress, an Council financial and personnel matters. Correspondents include Andrew W. Cordier, Secretary-General Trygve Lie, the Council's Principal Secretary Egon Ranshof-Wertheimer, and Somali citizens. Arranged in broad subject categories.
S-0723 United Nations Advisory Council in Somaliland
S-1559 Division of Trusteeship in AG-033 Department of Trusteeship and Information From Non-Self-Governing Territories fonds
*S-1716 Field Service Section - Missions and Commissions Administratives Files: Somaliland in AG-031 Field Operations Service and Successory bodies