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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) - Subject Files

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1981-1988: Cordovez; 1986-1992: Goulding)

Series consists of numbered and unnumbered clear and code cables (incoming and outgoing), incident reports, minutes, correspondence, memoranda, daily press briefings, missing persons case files, United Nations documents and maps regarding the United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) mission to maintain law and order and promote a return to normal conditions for Turkish-Cypriots and Greek-Cypriots in Cyprus. Includes minutes of intercommunal talks between the Turkish-Cypriot and Greek-Cypriot communities and meeting minutes of the Committee of Missing Persons in Cyprus. Subjects include Turkish-Cypriot and Greek-Cypriot complaints regarding agreement violations; and humanitarian matters including missing persons and the resettlement of Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots. Also includes, contributing countries; finance, meetings of the Secretary-General; and local Cypriot organizations. Correspondents include President of Cyprus Spyros Kyprianou; President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Rauf Denktash; and Special Representatives of the Secretary-General in Cyprus: B. F. Osorio Tafall, Hugo J. Gobbi and Reynaldo Galindo-Pohl.

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George L. Sherry - Subject Files

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

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United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) - Master Cables

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1970-1978: Guyer; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1974-1985: Urquhart)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing numbered and unnumbered clear and code cables documenting the progress of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP). Subjects include complaints; policies and procedures; security of headquarters; event summaries; and personnel and staffing issues.

Accession number: 1987/010

Actual series size: 1 box

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Good Offices Mission Bahrain (GOMB) - Subject Files

UN. Office for the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1958-1972: Bunche; 1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer)

Series consist of materials documenting the progress of the Good Offices Mission, Bahrain (GOMB). Materials include correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings, draft statements, interview reports, Iranian petitions and clear and code cables. Subjects include staff and administration; the Bahrain Delegation; Bahrain independence; summaries of world-wide press clippings relating to Bahrain; and information relating to S/RES/278 (1970). Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant.

Accession number: 1987/179

Actual series size: 1 box

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United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Subject Files - Civilian Operations

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

Afghanistan - Iran - Iraq

Records in this series relate to United Nations diplomacy in Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq. Subject files document diplomatic relations between Soviet Union and Afghanistan from 1980-1984, the Secretary-General's visits to Pakistan and Afghanistan (1981), the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-1981 and diplomatic relations between the United States and Iran. Files also pertain to the Iran/Iraq war, the early regime of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Security Council meetings and resolutions pertaining to the Iran/Iraq war, the situation in the Persian Gulf and the use of chemical weapons. Documents in the series include correspondence, press briefings, code cables, reports, statements and notes.

Africa (except Congo)

Series documents the interactions of Brian E. Urquhart and other senior UN officials with leaders of African countries excepting Congo. Also documented is UN involvement in peacekeeping in the Western Sahara region (1980-1984), humanitarian efforts in Nigeria and Biafra (1968-1970), and the refugee crisis in Rwanda and Burundi (1963-1966). Arranged alphabetically by country or region in the following order: Africa (general information), Biafra, Burundi, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Libya, Nigeria, Rwanda/Burundi, Somalia/Horn of Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zaire and Zambia. Documents in the series include correspondence, code cables, reports and notes.

Organisation des Nations Unies au Congo (ONUC)

Series documents the mediation and peacekeeping efforts of Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, Brian E. Urquhart and other senior UN officials such as Dr. Ralph Bunche during the Katanga secessionist movement in the Republic of the Congo (1960-1964). Represented are the following United Nations task forces: Organization de Nations Unies Du Congo (ONUC), UN Advisory Committee on the Congo and the UN Conciliation Commission for the Congo. The series is arranged in three broad categories: cables (incoming and outgoing code cables), subject files, and the records of the United Nations Conciliation Commission of the Congo. The series includes minutes of meetings, correspondence, press releases, speeches, and photographs. Correspondents include SG Hammarskjold, Haile Selassie (Emperor of Ethiopia), Joseph Kasa-Vubu (President of the Republic of Congo), Cyrille Adoula (Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo), Moise Tshombe (President of the secessionist African state of Katanga) and Kwame Nkrumah (President of Ghana). Documented in this series is the withdrawal of UN forces from the Republic of the Congo (1964), the incident at Elisabethville (1961) and an inquiry into the death of Dag Hammarskjold (1961).

First United Nations Emergency Force I (UNEF I) - Participating States Files

UN. Under-Secretary General without Department (1955-1957 : Bunche)
UN. Under-Secretary General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972 : Bunche)

Series consists of letters, memoranda, reports, transcripts and selected United Nations documents relating to the Egypt-Israel Mixed Armistice Commision (EIMAC) investigations and hearings of alleged armistice agreement violations by either party, including testimonies of complainants, Commission findings and decisions, Security Council actions and press comments. Primary correspondents include Andrew Cordier, UNEF I Force Commanders, UNTSO Chiefs of Staff, Egypt's liaison office to the United Nations and the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations.

First United Nations Emergency Force I (UNEF I) - Participating States Files

Series consists of letters, cables, aide memoire, itineraries, name lists, resumes and medical certificates relating to the administration of military assistance, including consultations on agreements between participating states and the United Nations, rotation and repatriation of military personnel, logistics and miscellaneous financial arrangements. Primary correspondents include Andrew Cordier, Dag Hammarskjold, U Thant, Brian Urquhart, UNEF I Force Commanders and liaison staff of participating states, including Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Norway, Pakistan, Sweden, the United States of America and Yugoslavia.

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