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S-0713 · Serie · 1904 - 1968
Parte de United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

The task of this mission was to provide good offices in reducing tension between Cambodia and Thailand. The Special Representative was Herbert de Ribbing, and the mission was also known the "de Ribbing Mission." It lasted from August, 1966 to February, 1968.

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, handwritten documents, incoming and outgoing cables, meeting agendas, minutes of meetings, verbatim records of meetings, agreements, treaties, incident reports, personnel reports, General Assembly reports, summaries of statements, annexes, extracts, notes, aides memoires, speeches, translations, press clippings, press releases, transcripts of news conferences, programmes, schedules, itineraries, charts, diagrams, maps, yearbooks, periodicals, vouchers, and routing slips.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: administration; personnel; budgets; Thai-Burma relationship; Thai-Cambodia relationship; French-Siam relationship; Thai-Cambodian border incidents; frontier incidents; economic situation; political developments; formulation of new government; meetings with Thai and Cambodian government representatives; and closing of mission. Correpondents include U. Thant, Secretary-General; H. de Ribbing, Special Representative of Secretary-General to Cambodia and Thailand; Y. Akashi, Political Affairs Officer, de Ribbing Mission; C.V. Narasimhan, Cabinet Chief, United Nations Headquarters; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Acting Cabinet Chief; Prince Sihanouk of Royal Government of Cambodia and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thailand.

Related Records:

S-0320-de Ribbing Mission records in AG-005-UN Secretary-General U Thant Fonds

S-0317 · Serie · 1905 - 1968
Parte de United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

UN. Under-Secretary General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972 : Bunche)

Series consists of letters, memoranda, numbered code and clear cables (carbon copies), reports, minutes, circulars, notes and selected United Nations published documents relating to military, political and administrative matters, including air reconnaissance and land patrols, incidents, the interrogation of Syrian prisoners by United Nations military observers, daily meetings on operations and assessments of local political situation, Lebanon's complaints against the United Arab Republic, the evacuation of British troops, Syria's presence in Lebanon's territory, Lebanon's presidential election, local press comments on the United Nations activities, briefings on Security Council actions, the Secretary-General's reports to the Security Council, consultations with participating states on deployment and logistics, budget and finance, personnel and miscellaneous general services. Primary correspondents include David Blickenstaff, Andrew Cordier, Dag Hammarskjold, Galo Plaza Lasso, Major-General Odd Bull and Major-General Carl von Horn.

S-0370 · Serie · 1919 - 1988
Parte de United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Trusteeship Division, Department of Trusteeship and Information from Non-Self Governing Territories (1945: Bunche); Under-Secretary (without department) (1955-1957: Bunche); USG for SPA (1958-1967: Bunche); OUSCCA (1963: Bunche); USG for SPA (1968-1971: Bunche)
Series consists of numbered, unnumbered and only code cables (incoming and outgoing), clear cables, correspondence (correspondents include Richard Nixon), memoranda, United Nations documents, meeting minutes and verbatim reports, handwritten notes, drafts of correspondence and reports, speeches, maps, and photographs documenting Ralph Bunche's tenure at the United Nations. Of special note are personal papers of Ralph Bunche, which include publications; drafts; and handwritten notes on meetings and social events, childhood and family reminiscences, commentaries on racial incidents in the U.S. and notes exchanged with the Secretaries-General. Also included in the series are some original papers of Dag Hammarskjold. Bulk of the materials date from 1947-1971. Subjects include peace-keeping efforts in the Congo; Bahrain; India and Pakistan; Yemen; Cyprus; and the Middle East, including the Palestine Mediator's Mission (1948-1949), the Suez crisis, the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), and the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF). Other subjects include the International Employees Loyalty Board hearing on Ralph Bunche (1954), the International Atomic Energy Agency and conferences on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Secretary-General meetings, Vietnam, the Survey Group on Overseas Offices, travel, and personnel cases. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Dag Hammarskjold and U Thant.
File list available; for box 1 file 3 through box 7 file 3 see the end of the file list.
Contains film documenting the take-off of Dag Hammarskjold's trip for N'dola, 1961 (prior to plane crash). 16mm black & white film.
Actual series size: 49 boxes
Accession number: 96/120, boxes 1-25

S-0316 · Serie · 1919 - 1998
Parte de United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

UN. Under Secretary-General for SPA (1956-1972: Bunche)

''05/04/2002 3:24:27 PM Tony Newton''
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.

Personal files
S-1078 · Serie · 1920 - 1988
Parte de United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series consists of the personal office files of Brian Urquhart. Many files contain correspondence with public figures, including senior United Nations and government officials and personal friends. Correspondence includes invitations to speak at universities and private organizations, requests for employment, holiday greetings and congratulatory notes and letters related to Mr. Urquhart's promotion to Under-Secretary-General. Also included are records documenting the negative press about the United Nations generated by United States journalists and private think tanks. Included in the series are lists of speaking engagements and copies of speeches and lectures that Mr. Urquhart presented to national and international institutions and organizations such as the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, the International Peace Academy and Princeton University, and the full texts of and documents related to Brian Urquhart's published writing from 1949 to 1985. These writing files include the background papers and manuscript of Brian Urquhart's book "Hammarskjold" (1972) and his autobiography "A Life in Peace and War" (1987), newspaper and journal articles, editorials, obituaries and statements. Also documenting his role as a public figure are interviews with leading news organizations such as the British Broadcasting Corporation and The New York Times. The series also includes bound volumes of United Nations periodicals; books and other printed material collected by Brian Urquhart; photographs of Brian Urquhart; video cassettes; and audio recordings. Additionally, files related to Ralph J. Bunche, containing biographical data, photographs and writing of Ralph J. Bunche are included in the series. Subject files concern Ralph J. Bunche's retirement from the United Nations; the Ralph J. Bunche memorial at the Rogosin Kidney Center in New York; the Daniel Larue Johnson sculpture dedicated to Ralph J. Bunche, "Peace Form One"; the Dag Hammarskjold Memorial "Single Form", created by sculptress Barbara Hepworth; and the deposit of the Ralph J. Bunche papers.

George L. Sherry - Subject Files
S-0348 · Serie · 1921 - 1986
Parte de United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1958-1959: Trevelyn; 1958-1972: Bunche; 1959-1961: Narasimhan; 1962-1963: Loufti; 1963-1964: Protitch; 1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer)

Series consists of records generated and maintained by George L. Sherry, a principal officer and senior political advisor for Special Political Affairs. Documents include incoming and outgoing cables, memoranda, correspondence, newsclippings, press releases, operation reports of the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), letters from private citizens regarding the Congo, the liberation of Antoine Gizenga, draft reports, papers and copies of League of Nations mandates. Subjects include foreign military personnel reported to be "at large" in Katanga; biographies of personnel; reports to the Secretary-General re: the application of Security Council resolutions 21/02, 24/11 and 961; and Belgium nationals reported to be mercenaries in Katanga. Also includes papers on the Dacca relief operation with evaluations of management, bridges, salvage, supplies and fertiliser.

Note: Newspaper clippings are plentiful in this series and require duplication for preservation purposes.

Accession number: 1985/198

Actual series size: 2 boxes


S-0646 · Serie · 1938 - 1957
Parte de United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

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.

S-0647 · Serie · 1938 - 1970
Parte de United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

The United Nations Suez Clearance Operations (UNSCO) task was to restore the Suez Canal to operating condition after it was blocked by debris as a result of the 1956 Israel/Egypt War. UNSCO operated between December 1956 and April 1957.

Included are correspondence, reports, working papers, clippings, press releases; and salvage lists, maps and charts showing wreck locations and UNSCO operations.
These concern the dredging of the canal; rehabilitation of maintenance workshops, restoration of navigational lighting and telecommunications; and the resumption of canal traffic.

Series consists of correspondence, cables, memoranda and draft memoranda, report outlines, surveys and survey reports, field operations reports, weekly reports, summary reports, final progress reports, reports of conversations, chronologies, indexes, appendices, schedules, lists, logs, inventories, diaries, aide-memoires, handwritten notes, tables, diagrams, floor plans, blueprints, photographs, receipts, invoices, transmittal sheets, biographical notes, press reports, press releases, press clippings, dictionaries, technical manuals, reprints of conference papers, periodical publications, business cards, and company catalogues and brochures relating to the administration and operations of the Suez Canal clearance operations.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: salvage fleets; salvaged wrecks and other property; telecommunications; electrical equipment and installation; floating apparatus; activities of the British Admiralty and the Anglo-French Fleet; administrative, personnel and financial matters; agreements with the Egyptian government; compensation to Suez Canal shareholders; salvors' rights; the Civil-Watch Unit; returned vessels to owners; policy negotiations; subcontractors; canal dues; damages to workshops; and local shipping agents.

Correspondents include Dag Hammerskjold, UN Secretary-General; Lieutenant-General R. A. Wheeler, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General; Alfred George Katzin, UN Deputy Under-Secretary; Colonel Mahmoud Younis, Engineer, Member of the Director's Office, Suez Canal Authority, Ismailia; Major M. Haaksalo, UN Civil Watch; Harry Howell of Howell and Co.; D. G. Sullivan, Chief Administrative Office, UNSCO; George Lansky, Chief, Field Operation Service; M. Sobhi, Engineer, Head of Transmission Section, Suez Canal Authority; Charles Barton Reynolds, Engineer, International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation.

S-1057 · Serie · 1941 - 1965
Parte de United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series documents United Nations conferences that relate to non-aggressive uses of scientific knowledge and atomic energy. The majority of files pertain to the organization and carrying out of the First United Nations International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy (1955), the Second United Nations International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy (1958), and the Third United Nations International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy (1964). ICPUAE documents include correspondence, reports, programs, handbooks, verbatim records of sessions, bound volumes of conference proceedings and press briefings. Also included are records pertaining to the final Conference on the Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency (1956), as well as records pertaining to the IAEA's establishment as an independent organization. A few subject files of the Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation are included. Correspondence, working papers and reports of the United Nations Scientific Advisory Committee and of the Conference on the Application of Science and Technology (1961) are also included (documents of the latter include photographs). The series also contains records of the Administrative Committee on Co-ordination, the Collective Measures Committee and the Additional Measures Committee.