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Policy

Series contains correspondence, notes of meetings, memoranda, press releases, General Assembly announcements and agendas, and Security Council reports and resolutions documenting admission of new member states to the United Nations.

Subject Files - Military

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, incoming and outgoing cables, minutes from meetings, press clippings, press releases, lists, photographs, maps, patrol reports, operation logs, log sheets, meeting agendas, and statistics.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: administrative orders; board of inquiry; claims; disciplinary matters; extension of service; lists of military observers; special orders; air operations observation reports; situation reports; identification booklets for small arms, ammunitions, explosives, and mines; infiltration reports; interrogation; American landings and aircraft activities; operation orders; and establishment of substations in Saida, Beirut, and Marjayoun.

Correspondents include Colonel Justin MacCarthy, Deputy Chief of Staff; Major General Odd Bull, Chief of Staff; Major B.I. Loyola, Chief Personnel Officer; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; C.T. Haneveld, Medical Officer; Major L. Boldt, Deputy Chief Evaluation Officer; Major P. Holt; Major Boris Falk; Major J.F. Pendergast, Ground Operations Staff Officer.

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UNROD/UNROB (United Nations Relief Operations in Dacca/United Nations Relief Operations in Bangladesh)

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, incoming and outgoing cables, handwritten documents, notorized documents, drafts of correspondence, draft cables, draft reports, draft job descriptions, statements, agreements, indexes, appendices, amendments, annexes, daily reports, weekly reports, survey reports, reports, minutes of meetings, agendas, conference minutes, notes, summary notes, summaries of conclusions, backround histories, press clippings, press releases, article reprints, solicitations for bids, proposals, specifications, boat charter insurance papers, purchase orders, invoices, receipts, vouchers, debit notes, cart tickets, tally sheets, programs, plans, schedules, worksheets, chronologies, tables, logs, charts, maps, graphs, photographs, blue prints, audio tapes, routing slips, and business cards. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: clearance and salvage operations; vessels; Pussur River; Chalna Port; Chittagong Port; Rotterdam Conference; East Pakistan Cyclone Relief; bridge reconstruction; works projects; natural resources; irrigation; housing; population planning; food imports; food deliveries; food storage management; telecommunications; voluntary agencies; and legal issues. Correspondents include Kurt Waldheim, UN Secretary-General; Victor H. Umbricht, Under Secretary-General, UNROD, Chief of Mission, UNROD, Dacca; Margaret J. Anstee, Deputy of Under-Secretary-General in Charge of UNROB; Toni Hagen, Chief of Mission, UNROB; Nicholas Beredjick, Deputy Direcor UNROB; Pierre L. Sales, Director, UNROD; George Lansky, Chief, Field Operating Services, Office of General Services; and Alice Weil, Senior Legal Officer, Office of Legal Affairs, UN.

Cable Files from the Office of Sir Robert Jackson

Series consists of incoming and outgoing cables and code cables.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: anti-American protests; requests for food; food transportation; personnel; set up of international radio station; lifting of sunken barges; evacuation of UN personnel; inland water transport system; acquisition of boats; Indo-Pakisan relations; and nutrition survey.

Correspondents include Pierre Sales, Director, UNROD; Toni Hagen, Chief of UN Relief Operation, DACCA; Paul-Marc Henry, Assistant Secretary-General-in-Charge, UNEPRP; Sir Robert Jackson, Under-Secretary-for Bangladesh Affairs; Mr. Umbricht; Mr. Clements; Albert DeLauro, Acting Chief, Field Operations Services; George Lansky, Chief, Field Operations Services; N. Beredjick, Deputy Director, UNROB; and Anton Prohaska, Personal Assitant to the Secretary-General.

Subject Files from the Office of Sir Robert Jackson

Serie consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing cables, code cables, telegrams, memoranda, aide-memoires, photographs, reports, summary records of meetings, bulletins, proposals, handwritten notes, press releases, contracts, proposals, reports, news clippings, blueprints, pamphlets, brochures, charts, business cards, invoices, and government publications.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: applications for employment; financial authorizations; repair of ships belonging to the Federal Republic of Germany; blankets; bridges; Chittagong Port; India and Pakistan ceasefire; UN communications network; contributions; finances; food grains; food shipments; health and medical supplies; minibulkers; trucks; transportation; warehouses; individual country files; organizations and specialized agencies providing some service or aid; and UN shipwreck clearance of Chalna Port anchorage and approaches Lower Pusur River.

Correspondents include Albert De Lauro, Acting Chief, Field Operating Services; Pierre Sales, Director, UNROD, Headquarters; Victor Umbricht, Chief of Mission, UNROD, Dacca; George Lasky, Chief, Field Operating Services; Nicky Beredjick, Director, UNROD Operations; Pierre L. Sales, Director, UNROD; Sir Robert Jackson, Under-Secretary-General for Bangladesh Affairs; U. Thant, Secretary-General; Paul-Marc Henry, Assistant Secretary-General in Charge, UNEPRO; Stephen R. Tripp, Senior Advisor, UNEPRO; R.E. Guyer, Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs; Subhas Dhar, Acting Chief of Mission, UNROB, Dacca; William McCaw, Acting Representative of the Secretary-General; and Andre Varchaver, Acting Director, Liason.

Subject Files - Jarring/Berendsen

Series consists of correspondence, cables, memoranda, handwritten documents, draft working papers, working papers, draft notes, reports, discussion papers, study papers, statements, meeting notes, journal articles, press releases, bulletins, press clippings, maps, and business cards.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: staffing of UNMEM; Ambassador Jarring's personal and official travel; diplomatic immunity; Military Working Group on Israeli-Syrian Disengagement; Algerian and Palestinian detainees in Israel; Arab refugees; development fund in Gaza area; plan for Old City-Jerusalem; aircraft hijacking incidents; freedom of passage through Straits of Tiran and Gulf of Aqaba; Israeli withdrawal and occupation by U.N. forces of Sharen-el-Sheikh area; legal and economic effects of Suez Canal closure; Israel's armistice agreement with Arab states; and recommendation by the World Council of Churches.

Correspondents include U.Thant, U.N. Secretary-General; Ralph Bunche, U.N. Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; Ambassador Gunnar Jarring, Special Representative of Secretary-General for the Middle East; Ian E. Berendsen, Principal Political Advisor, UNMEM; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; Joseph E Johnson, President Emeritus, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace/Convener of the Commission on the Middle East; Professor Roger Fisher, Harvard Law School; Eugene C. Blake, General-Secretary, World Council of Churches.

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United Nations India Pakistan Observation Mission (UNIPOM)

Series consists of correspondence, cables, code cables, telegrams, memoranda, handwritten documents, agreements, summaries, instructions, briefings, meeting minutes, daily incident reports, situation reports, press releases, property leases, construction bids, construction quotes, blueprints, drawings, diagrams, maps, map overlays, lists, logs, routing slips, and vouchers. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: administration; personnel; accomodations; finance; security; construction equipment and supplies; maintenance of communications equipment and vehicles; aircraft; medical facilities; UNIPOM and UN Headquarters property survey boards; cease-fire agreements and observance; incidents; complaints; investigations of incidents and complaints; P.O.W.'s; Indian and Pakistan forces; UN Military Observers; UN Good Offices in India; UN Good Offices in Pakistan; services rendered by Pakistan Army;withdrawal of Indian and Pakistan forces; and UN withdrawal team. Correspondents include Lieut. Colonel J.A. Hilliard, Chief of Staff, UNIPOM; Major-General B.F. MacDonald, Chief Officer, UNIPOM; E.G. Moore, Chief Administrative Officer, UNIPOM; George H. Marshall, Chief Administrative Officer, UNIPOM; and General J.N. Chaudhari, Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army.

Legal - Legal agreements development and review

The title of S-1840 was drawn from the function series Legal (PKH.LEG) from the “Peacekeeping Headquarters Retention Schedule,” v. 2, August 2011, Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and Department of Field Support (DFS).

Records in S-1840 relate to DPKO headquarters and peacekeeping mission legal matters and agreements. The records primarily consist of mission-specific legal documents, including: Status of Forces Agreements (SOFAs), Status of Mission Agreements (SOMAs), Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), and Rules of Engagement (ROE). Also included are records relating to the development of agreements, and model agreements.

Status of Forces and Status of Mission Agreements between the United Nations and the governments of countries hosting peacekeeping missions address such areas as: the international status of the peacekeeping mission; civil and criminal jurisdiction of mission personnel; mission use of premises; freedom of movement and use of roads, airfields, and waterways by mission personnel; wearing of uniforms and civilian dress by mission personnel; possession and carrying of arms by mission personnel; travel by mission personnel to and from the host country; local recruitment of mission personnel; facilities for mission contractors; and privileges and immunities granted to mission personnel.

Also included are Memoranda of Understanding between the United Nations and mission host countries, as well as MOU between the United Nations and United Nations Member States. Memoranda of Understanding cover various topics, including: security of United Nations premises in the host country; provision of standby arrangements by Member States; transport of personnel, logistical supplies, and equipment through Member State territories; mission support provided to judicial, police, and electoral institutions in the host country; relations between the mission and countries neighbouring the host country; cost-sharing; and relations between DPKO and United Nations agencies with regard to mission operations. There are also Letters of Assist (LOA) in which Member States and host countries agree to provide a peacekeeping mission with support, such as equipment and transportation. Other legal agreements included cover such topics as: expansion of the mission mandate; temporary ceasefire and cessation of hostilities between parties in conflict; establishment of mission liaison offices; and the contribution of equipment and personnel to a mission.

Rules of Engagement (ROE) provided specific guidance on the use of force within the mission area to military commanders at all levels of a peacekeeping mission. They also address the use and carriage of weapons, and civil actions permitted by military personnel in the mission area. Procedures on warning, firing, search, and apprehension are also detailed.

The files also contain drafts, revisions, and amendments to legal documents; briefs and correspondence from the Legal Counsel and the Office of Legal Affairs detailing opinions on mission-related matters; correspondence with Members States regarding the development and review of legal agreements for peacekeeping operations; and code cables exchanged between the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping and Special Representatives of the Secretary General (SRSG). In addition, the files contain records relating to mission use of host country property and premises, such as: lease agreements; and memoranda concerning rental fees, property condition and damage.

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