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S-0167 · Series · 1949 - 1967
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series maintained by the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General, Andrew Cordier, until 1961, then by the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs, Ralph Bunche, who also served as Acting Mediator for Palestine. Records consist of weekly summary reports from the Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) related to events under his command. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjold, and U Thant, as well as UNTSO Chiefs-of-Staff William Riley, Vagn Bennike, E.L.M. Burns, Carl C. von Horn, and Odd Bull. Arranged chronologically.

S-0201 · Series · 1957 - 1994
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing clear and code cables, press releases, photographs, newspaper articles, publications, and reports. These records originated primarily in the Offices of Special Assistant for Congo Civilian Operations Gustavo Duran and Special Advisor for Civilian Affairs in the Congo Sir Alexander MacFarquhar. Incorporated with these files are records from Political Affairs Officer Fou Tchin Liu, Principal Secretary of the Conciliation Commission for the Congo Dragoslav Protitch, Under-Secretary in Charge of Civilian Affairs in the Congo Godfrey Amachree and Special Assistant for Burundi and Rwanda Affairs Jan G. Schumacher. Files include information on the financial and administrative status of the Congo Fund; documentation on the Office of Public Information; information on agricultural training, communication and transportation projects; Conciliation Commission minutes; statistical information relating to the economy; documentation regarding education; records on the implementation of the Security Council Resolution (1961); police training records; government information bulletins and details on the technical assistance program in Rwanda-Burundi; data on food production; and correspondence regarding specialized agencies such as the World Health Organization and the International Telecommunications Union.

Accession Numbers: A/225, A/521, A/431, A/433, A/624, A/706-75/7, A/481

S-0604 · Series · 1960 - 1962
Part of United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964)

Series consists of cables which were originally with the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, but were created by Sture Linner in his initial capacity as Chief of the United Nations Civilian Operations, then as of 25 May 1961, as Officer-in-Charge ONUC. Arranged chronologically.

S-0739 · Series · 1956 - 1967
Part of United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964)

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, notes, lists, handwritten documents, drafts, statements, tables, information circulars, business cards, programs, translations, drawings, diagrams, seminar discussions, reports, brochures, contracts, application forms, job descriptions, itineraries, speeches, resolutions, questionnaires, maps, blueprints, appendices, laws, telephone directories, and field manuals. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: training programs to assist the government of the Congo; economic development plan; visits to various areas by civilian operations officials; import licences; food and agricultural assistance; fisheries; animal diseases; mineral resources; public works program; Tanganyika Lake; road, rail and river transportation systems; finance and trade institutions; investments; flood relief; budgets; economic survey; judicial system organizsation; organization of police; education system; social welfare; health needs; and bilateral programs. Correspondents include U. Thant, Secretary-General; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief, Civilian Operations; Max Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC, Leopoldville; S. Linner, Chief, Civilian Operations; James R. Brooks, Deputy Chief, Civilian Operations; A.C. Gilpin, Deputy Chief, Civilian Operations; Carey Seward; M.E. Larcher, Head, Public Works Program; Godfrey K.J. Amachree, Under-Secretary in Charge of Civilian Operations in the Congo; and G. Cedarwall, Public Finance Controller. Arranged in filing number order.

S-0735 · Series · 1960 - 1965
Part of United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964)

Series consists of correspondence, cables, laws, routing slips, memoranda, declarations, forms, mandates, agreements, drafts, press statements, handwritten documents, translations, invitations, receipts, statements, lists, postcards, annexes, monthly reports, administrative circulars, press clippings, programs, situation reports, maps, and speeches. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: maintaining peace and security; Liaisons with countries that are a part of the UN; work with local goverments; death of Mr. Lumumba; requests for UN Asylum; evacuation of refugees; arrests; military armed attacks; assassinations; activities of fact-finding commission; hydro-electricity; labour issues; relief projects; sabotage; tribal clashes; and constitution of Congo. Correspondents include C. Adoula, Prime Minister, Republic of the Congo; Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; Ramon Prieto, Legal Advisor; D.B.H. Vickers, Special Legal Counsel; U. Thant, Secretary-General; Jacques Poujoulat, Chief, Civilian Affairs; Z. Marcella, Legal Advisor, ONUC; S. Linner, Chief, Civilian Operations; and A.C. Gilpin, Deputy-Chief, Civilian Operations, ONUC. Arranged in filing number order.

S-0747 · Series · 1956 - 1965
Part of United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964)

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, incoming and outgoing cables, code cables, drafts, minutes, blueprints, spreadsheets, vouchers, purchase orders, bulletins, information circulars, statements, balance sheets, ration scales, shipping manifests, personnel contracts, sworn affidavits, insurance policies, ID cards, invitations, Congo medal with ribbon and newspaper clippings. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: personnel issues; administration; logistics, procurement, movement and transportation; investigations into accidents and incidents, security concerns, refugee camps, repatriation, and communications - Canadian and Indian signals groups; economic analysis; regulations for UN force; audit and inspection; closure of field stations; ordinances; Congo Fund - administration and disbursement; memorial ceremony for Dag Hammarskjold; protocol; violent crimes and actions taken against perpetrators; constitutional commission meeting; blackmarket concerns; smallpox epidemic; USAF airlift schedules; accomodations; Court of Inquiry regarding overpayment of travel claims; translations of propaganda; asylum policies for political refugees; Italian Airmen massacre at Kindu and ANC training mission. Correspondents include S.Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; Carey Seward, Chief Administrative Officer, ONUC Leopoldville; M. Khiary, Chief of Civilian Operations; Ben Twigt, Chief Administrative Officer, ONUC; George Lansky, Acting Chief FOS, Office of General Services; Naomi Osborne, Chief of Personnel; Peter J. Hazou, Chief of General Services; Ralph J. Bunche, Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs; and Clayton C. Timbrell, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. Arranged in filing number order.

S-0836 · Series · 1960 - 1964
Part of United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964)

Series consists of appendices, cables, code cables, press statements, situation reports, diagrams, handwritten notes, maps, mission orders, squadron orders, graphs, duty rosters, nominal rolls, indexes, minutes of conferences, reports, routine orders, base orders, and drafts. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: prevention of civil war; photo reconnaissance; training pilots; objectives of ONUC; offensive air support; SARAH equipment for search and rescue missions; repatriation of ACT; reconnaissance by jet fighters; food supply; standard operating procedure for search and rescue missions; flight schedules; flying restrictions/safety; logistics and logistic requirements; and reports on missions, troop positions, UN operations, photo interpretation, daily debriefing, and radar. Correspondents include Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs; General Kebbede Guebre, Force Commander; General Chr. R. Kaldager, Force Commander; and Major General G.L. Yacob, Deputy Force Commander. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.8.3.0

S-0839 · Series · 1960 - 1964
Part of United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964)

Series consists of appendices, cables, handwritten notes, information circulars, memoranda, monthly reports, receipts, rosters, letters, maps, movement orders, reports, routine orders, telephone list, job description forms, nominal rolls, invoices, radio messages, mission order forms, job description forms, applications for employment, and death certificates. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: complaints; letters of commendation; accident reports; use of offensive weapons; promotions; reduction of personnel; security and defense; salaries; payment of service allowance; nominal lists of recipients of UN medal for service in Congo; personnel movements; discipline of Congolese workers; theft reports; locally recruited staff; court inquiries; staff appointments; casualty reports; periodic reports of staff performance; repatriation of military personnel; emergency plans; and change of command. Correspondents include Colonel L. Nimis, Base Commander, UN Air Transport Base; Major R. Johnson, Base Administrative Officer, UN Air Transport Base, N'Djili; and Lieutenant Colonel A. Pappalardo, Base Commander, UN Air Transport Base. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.8.6.2.1

S-0802 · Series · 1960 - 1964
Part of United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964)

Series consists of letters, force routine orders, memoranda, situation reports, military police reports, minutes of meetings, invoices, contracts, price lists, equipment lists, copies of incoming and outgoing cables, copies of news reports, and administrative circulars. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: accounts of accidents; organization of a Congo military college; history of the Congolese National Army; Congolese legal structure; views of the UNIMO youth organisation; Congolese National Air Force; notes on the atmosphere for pilots; reports of ballistics experts; use of the Congo Force Publique; health and medical care of troops; telephone service; incidents at the refugee camp; foreign brigades, especially Tunisian Brigade; rations; reports of the WHO advisory team; Operation Bee-Hive; Congolese complaints about UN personnel; and a copy of the Congo New Highway Code. Correspondents include General Sean MacEoin, Force Commander; Major General J.T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi, Force Commander; Colonel B.L. Kapoor, Senior Medical Staff Doctor; Major Nielsen, Chief of Movement Control; Colonel Lasmar, Commander of the Tunisian Brigade; Lieutenant Colonel N. N. Madan, Chief Logistics Officer; Moise Tshombe, President of Katanga; General Kebbede Guebre, Force Commander; General Chr. R. Kaldager, Force Commander; Major General G.L. Yacob, Deputy Force Commander; S.H. Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; Mr. Khiary, Chief of Civilian Operations; General Carl Carlson Van Horn, Supreme Force Commander; General H. Kettani, Officiating Supreme Force Commander; and General Iyassu Mengasha, Force Commander. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.0.2.1