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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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Asia and Far East Missions and Commissions - Subject Files

Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche)
Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1974-1985: Urquhart)

Series consists of correspondence, photographs, maps, press releases, statements by secretary-general, UN documents, mission reports and records of meetings relating to UN missions and commissions in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, West New Guinea, and Malaysia. Documented are activities of the Security Council sub-commission on Laos, the mission of Special Representative of the Secretary-General Nils Gussing to Cambodia, the mission of Baron Back-Friis to Cambodia/Thailand, UN administration of West New Guinea and mediation between the Netherlands and Indonesia, UN assistance to Indo-China, and the establishment of Memorial cemetery in Korea.
Correspondents include Jose Rolz-Bennett Coordinator of Rehabilitation Assistance of Vietnam Victor Umbricht, Director of the Human Rights Division John Humphrey, Economic adviser on Vietnam operations Bernard Oury, representatives of the Secretary-General Nils Gussing and Baron Beck-Friis, Ambassador Herbert de Ribbing, and Secretaries-General Dag Hammarskjold, U Thant, Kurt Waldheim.

Boxes 1-3 are missing

Accession numbers are 75/7 and 72/88

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Code, Clear Cables and Telexes - Civilian Operations

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1960-1962: MacFarquhar; 1963-1964: Duran)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing code and clear cables. These files originated from the offices of Special Assistant for Congo Civilian Operations Gustavo Duran and Special Advisor for Civilian Affairs in the Congo Sir Alexander MacFarquhar. Code cables discuss food deliveries, the Commission of Investigation on Lumumba, positions and appointments, issues regarding the United States Aid Program, blockage of land routes by Kantangese, construction of the Lubilash bridge, and public works program. Clear cables pertain to the investigation into plane crashes, meeting of the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation Board, situations regarding the United Nations roadblocks, training in professions such as banking, information on the United Nations Security Council Chamber meetings, information on the Congo Fund and situation reports. Correspondents include Under-Secretary in Charge of Civilian Affairs in the Congo Godfrey Amachree, Officer-in-Charge Robert Gardiner and Major-General C. C. Von Horn.

Accession Numbers: A/225, A/431

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Correspondence - Civilian Operations

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1960-1962: MacFarquhar; 1963-1964: Duran)

Series consists of correspondence relating to civilian operations and civilian affairs in the Congo. These files originated from the offices of Special Assistant for Congo Civilian Operations Gustavo Duran and Special Advisor for Civilian Affairs in the Congo Sir Alexander MacFarquhar. Records are divided into CUNCO (Chief, United Nations Civilian Operations) and COCA (Civilian Affairs in the Congo) sections. Cables provide information on the Congolese budget, siutations of personnel, project submissions in various fields such as communications, financial issues, appointments, food production, public works program, proposed tour of youth leaders to Romania and France, fellowships, budget analysis, and a quarterly report by World Health Organization Administrative Advisors. Correspondents include Chief of the United Nations Civilian Operations Sture Linner, Chief of Civilian Operations in the Congo M. Khiary, Executive Officer for the Congo Fund J. McLean, Deputy Chief of Civilian Operations A. C. Gilpin, and Senior Consultant, Bureau of Social Affairs Alvin Rose.

Accession Numbers: A/521, A/225, A/431

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Reports - Civilian Operations

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1960-1962: MacFarquhar; 1963-1964: Duran)

Series consists primarily of progress and monthly reports, mission reports, and reports created by various experts. These files originated from the offices of Special Assistant for Congo Civilian Operations Gustavo Duran and Special Advisor for Civilian Affairs in the Congo Sir Alexander MacFarquhar. Records include reports on the role of UNESCO, assistance to provinces, problems of unemployed youth in Leopoldville, and progress reports on agriculture, communications, education, finance, foreign trade, health, labor, magistrature, military, natural resources, and public administration. Also included are mission reports on the investigation into the effects of the overflow of Lake Tanganyika in the City of Albertville and regarding the damage and repair of bridges in Katanga. Reports by experts include investigations of fiscal offices and the treasury, studies of water transportation, summary of the refugee situation in the Congo, the housing situation, developments of the Central Bank, and information on the labor market. This series also includes reports of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Resolution 1746 (XVI) 1962.

First United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF I) code cables master files

Series consists of incoming and outgoing numbered code cables (signed originals) relating to military, political, legal and administrative matters, including operations, the withdrawal of foreign troops from Egypt, deployment and troop strength, incidents and violations on air, sea and land, survey and demarcation of frontier lines, the expulsion of foreigners, the repatriation of prisoners of war, negotiations with the host country on UNEF's operation, Suez Canal levies, the return of El Arish settlement to Egypt's civil administration, UNEF reoroganizations, security arrangements, finance, logistics, personnel and miscellaneous general services. Correspondents include Ralph Bunche, Major-General Edson L.M. Burns, Andrew Cordier, Dag Hammarskjold, George Lansky, Chakvarathi Narasimhan, Major-General Carlos Flores Paiva Chaves, Lieutenant-General Indar Rikhye, Jose Rolz-Bennett, Major-General Syseno Sarmento, Major-General Prem Singh Gyani, Constantin Stavropoulos, Donald Sullivan, U Thant, Brian Urquhart and David Vaughan.

United Nations Assistance for the Reconstruction and Development of Lebanon (UNARDOL) - Cables

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1981-1988: Cordovez)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing numbered and unnumbered clear and code cables primarily issued by I. Akhund, then Special Representative of the Secretary General in Lebanon. Subjects include food and water shortages; interruption of convoy; and status of mission. Series contains detailed descriptions of damage to Beirut, Roche, Mazara, Berbir, the Shile suburbs of Shiyah, Burj-Barajne, Palestine camp, and miscellaneous locations. Correspondents include I. Akhund, Co-Coordinator for UN Assistance for the Reconstruction and Development of Lebanon (UNARDOL).

Accession number: 89/110

Actual series size: 1 box

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United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) - Subject Files

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

Series consists of numbered code and clear cables (incoming and outgoing), correspondence, memoranda, incident reports, United Nations documents, daily press briefings, press releases, and meeting summaries regarding the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) mission to confirm withdrawal of Israeli forces and reestablish the authority of the Lebanese government. Also includes military strength reports and staff lists, briefing notes for the Secretary-General, and some maps. Bulk of the materials date from 1978 to 1986. Subjects include incidents involving the Israel Defence Forces (IDF); the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO); de facto forces (DFF) and armed elements; humanitarian assistance; cease-fire violations; and military matters including deployment, freedom of movement, force structure, and military observer groups. Other subjects include refugees; terrorism; claims for compensation; and meetings of the UNIFIL Force Commander and U.N. political advisers with the PLO representatives of the Lebanese government and/or representatives of Lebanese and Israeli de facto forces. Also includes, administrative matters; finances; contributing countries; and official visits to the UNIFIL area of operation. Correspondents include Chief Coordinator for U.N. Peace-keeping in the Middle East Lt. Gen. Ensio Siilasvuo; Political Adviser Jean-Claude Aime; and UNIFIL Force Commanders Maj. Gen. Emmanuel A. Erskine and Lt. Gen. William Callaghan.

Accession numbers: 90/199, boxes 1-15 and 92/06, boxes 1-10
Actual series size: 47 boxes
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United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF and UNEF II) - Subject Files

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1958-1972: Bunche; 1959-1961: Narasimhan; 1970-1978: Guyer; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1981-1988: Cordovez))

Series consists of materials documenting the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) supervision of the cease-fire between Egypt and Israel. Series includes numbered clear cables, numbered and unnumbered code cables (incoming and outgoing), military staff lists, correspondence, personnel files, United Nations documents, maps, meeting minutes, military strength and location reports, operation orders, incident reports and some photos. Materials date from 1956-1962 and 1973-1983. The earliest materials concern meetings of the Advisory Committee on UNEF attended by the Secretary-General and Ralph Bunche. Subjects of later documents include casualties by country and date; air staff; rotation information; standing operating procedures; troop-contributing countries; air clearances; visits; awards; Secretary-General meetings; Ismailia airport; the U.S. Sinai Support Mission; supplies; transfer of UNEF to UNTSO; UNDOF; and the Suez Canal. Correspondents include UNEF Force Commanders Major-General E. Siilasvuo and Major General Bengt Liljestrand.

Accession number: 1987/005, boxes 19-26; 85/183, boxes 1-7, 10-21

Actual series size: 28 boxes

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Middle East - Subject Files

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

Series consists of correspondence, numbered code, clear, and only cables (incoming and outgoing), United Nations documents, daily press briefings, political information bulletins, reports, and meeting summaries regarding the Middle East, including Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Jordan. Includes reports of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Population of the Occupied Territories; briefing notes to the Secretary-General; and summaries of meetings with Permanent Representatives to the United Nations. Subjects include the Middle East peace process; Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO); deportation of Palestinians from Israeli Occupied Territories; hostages in Lebanon; and a proposed Palestinian University for refugees in Jerusalem. Other subjects include terrorism; chemical warfare; the question of Palestine; the League of Arab States; the Organization of the Islamic Conference; and economic assistance to Lebanon. Correspondents include Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar.

Accession numbers: 94/038, boxes 1-3

Actual series size: 6 boxes

Chore

United Nations Iran - Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG) - Subject Files

Series consists of numbered code cables (incoming and outgoing), press releases, incident reports, correspondence, memoranda, United Nations documents and maps documenting the United Nations Iran - Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG) mission to supervise the Iran - Iraq cease-fire and troop withdrawal. Includes extensive briefing reports prepared for Marrack Goulding's visits to Iran and Iraq, meeting summaries and some photographs. Bulk of the materials date from 1988 to 1991. Subjects include relations of UNIIMOG personnel with Iranian authorities, including allegations of intelligence gathering; arrests of U.N. military observers and restrictions on freedom of movement; military and civilian personnel; and troop-contributing countries. Military documented include cease-fire violations (burning oil wells, flooding), deployment, strength of forces and aircraft. Correspondents include UNIIMOG Chief Military Observers Maj. Gen. Slavko Jovic and Brig. Gen. Shahedul Anam Khan, and UNIIMOG Senior Adviser Raymond E. Sommereyns.

Accession numbers: 92/150, boxes 1-3

Actual series size: 6 boxes

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