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Administration
S-1821 · Series · 1991 - 1997
Part of United Nations Peace Forces (UNPF) (1995-1996)

S-1821 contains records concerning the administrative activities of the United Nations Peace Forces (UNPF) and the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR).

Division of Administration
The End of Mission Report of the Division of Administration describes the establishment, development and functions of the mission’s administrative sections, as well as problems encountered and lessons learned. Annexes to the report include: summaries of Security Council resolutions relevant to the former Yugoslavia; political and military background information on the conflict; organization charts; and tables and graphs depicting statistical information on the work of the Division of Administration. Also included is the Liquidation Report, which covers topics such as: the sale and disposal of assets, security, finance, personnel, communications, engineering, and transport.

Records pertaining to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) include: updates on political and military issues affecting NATO; summaries of NATO operations; agreements between NATO and the UN regarding cooperation and mutual support; operation plans for the transfer of theatre command authority from UNPROFOR to NATO; and correspondence and reports related to the transfer of supplies and technical assets from UNPROFOR to NATO. There are also records relating to the NATO-led Peace Implementation Force (IFOR), which include: correspondence, reports, and memoranda about the transition of peace-keeping responsibility from UNPROFOR to IFOR and the division of responsibilities between the two forces; and meeting minutes and terms of reference for the UNPF Steering Committee on Transition of Responsibilities in the Former Yugoslavia.

Records pertaining to the Camp Pleso Logistics Base in Zagreb consist of: comments on the Memoranda of Understanding concerning UNPROFOR’s occupancy of the Air Force Base Pleso; a survey of Camp Pleso; ground and building plans and maps; Standard Operating Procedures for the base; reports on physical security and procedures for entry to the base; and reports concerning soil pollution near the Pleso base.

Also included are records pertaining to the Rapid Reaction Force (RRF), which consist of: briefings for and summaries of meetings on winterization; and memoranda, correspondence and reports covering such topics as premises occupied by the RRF, staging facilities, and deployment. Records pertaining to Ploce Port in Croatia consist of: political analyses of Ploce Port operations; summaries of meetings on the use of Ploce Port as an entry point for RRF reinforcements; memoranda on aspects of the Status of Forces Agreement dealing with Ploce Port; reports of visits to Ploce Port by high-level UNPF officials; and ground plans.

Records of the Division of Administration also include: administrative circulars; mission-wide security plans and guidelines; memoranda regarding security plans for the Zagreb area; reports detailing alert stages and alert measures; and minutes of Camp Commandants meetings and ground plans of the Ilica Headquarters in Zagreb.

Chief Administrative Officer
Included are records pertaining to relations with the host countries of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Yugoslavia. These consist of: correspondence and summaries of meetings between UNPROFOR officials and government officials of Bosnia and Herzegovina; updates on the political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina; summaries of meetings between UNPROFOR officials and members of the Croatian Police; correspondence regarding incidents and procedures at Croatian borders and checkpoints; agreements and Memoranda of Understanding between the United Nations and the Croatian Ministry of Defence; memoranda on regulations for bringing goods into Croatia; reports of logistic fact-finding missions to Macedonia; reconnaissance reports and summaries of meetings on the deployment of troops in Macedonia; minutes of meetings between UNPROFOR officials and government officials of the Republic of Slovenia; correspondence on the movement of UNPROFOR personnel across Slovenian borders; maps of road and rail networks in Slovenia; and correspondence between UNPROFOR officials and government officials of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY).

Files on security include: reports on civilian protests at UNPROFOR headquarters; incident reports; security assessments; analyses of mission security plans; memoranda on disciplinary measures and procedures, and on logistics matters in conflict areas.

Also included are records on security activities in the following UNPROFOR-designated sectors: Sector East, Sector North, Sector South, Sector West, and Sector Sarajevo. These records consist of: summaries of visits to sectors by the Chief Administrative Officer, the Chief of Security, and the Force Engineer; summaries of fact-finding missions to sectors; correspondence discussing security aspects of potential locations for headquarters of mission branches; summaries of meetings on boundaries of United Nations Protected Areas (UNPAs); sketches of borders and confrontation lines; and correspondence concerning booby traps set by Croatian Police.

Also included are: reports describing the role and organization of Civil Affairs; correspondence and summaries of meetings of the Commission of Experts, discussing the provision of practical assistance for investigations of mass graves; and correspondence related to the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between the United Nations and the Government of Croatia.

Chief of Administrative Services
Records pertaining to the Board of Inquiry (BOI) include: procedures for initiating, conducting, investigating and closing BOI cases regarding accidents and incidents; meetings minutes; reports concerning the progression of cases and the roles and responsibilities of BOI personnel; and memoranda and reports on the establishment of the BOI Secretariat and the Standing Review Board.

Records pertaining to the Rapid Reaction Force (RRF) include: memoranda on the funding and deployment of the RRF in Ploce Port, Croatia, and in Bosnia; and correspondence and memoranda about the use of premises by the RRF. Records related to Ploce Port and Split Port cover topics such as lease negotiations, engineering projects, and the use of the Ports by the RRF.

Records pertaining to Status of Forces Agreements (SOFA) include briefs on: the application of privileges and immunities; import and export tariffs; the use of premises; and the implications of the SOFA on lease and service contracts.

Records also include: correspondence and reports discussing the transition between UNPF and the Peace Implementation Forces (IFOR); memoranda and reports discussing the withdrawal of the United Nations Confidence Restoration Operation (UNCRO) from Croatia; policy briefs and comments on security directives; correspondence and memoranda pertaining to premises used by the mission in Belgrade; briefings, agendas, and summaries for visits to the mission by United Nations officials, foreign dignitaries, and representatives of non-governmental organizations, as well as visitors’ reflections on the experience; and the Troop-Contributing Nations Aide Memoire.

Sector Administrative Officer, Sector South
The Sector Administrative Office of Sector South, headquartered in Knin, Croatia, coordinated the resources of engineering, logistics, technical and administrative support for the Sector South Commander. Records consist of: reports of visits to crossing points in Sector South; operation orders on the monitoring of crossing points; evacuation plans; and Sector South orientation documents. Security files contain correspondence, memoranda and reports on such topics as: measures relating to alert states; the protection of civilians; restrictions on freedom of movement; mine awareness; Sector South headquarters defense; and contingency planning. Also included in the security files are: security situation reports and security orders; minutes of meetings of the Security Committee; statements of vehicle hijacking incidents; and hijacking preventive measures.

Management Review Unit
The Management Review Unit recommended programmes, policies, procedures and structures to improve the managerial efficiency of the mission. Records consist of: papers describing the functions, organization and staffing of divisions and offices, including the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), the Force Commander, Civil Affairs, and Field Administrative Services; and papers pertaining to management communication processes and to the global management of peacekeeping missions, including memoranda and notes on terms of reference, framework design, operational support, and future management strategy. Other records include: memoranda on the organization and functions of air operations; findings of studies undertaken to integrate logistics operations within the mission, particularly within the Military Division; Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for a variety of transport and maintenance issues; organization charts; leases and lists of premises used by the mission in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia; and speeches made at the presentation of the UNPFOR budget to the Advisory Committee for Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) in June 1994.

Division of Administration, End of Mission Report Team
Included are records used to create the End of Mission Report of the Division of Administration. The Chief Administrative Officer’s Weekly Diary contains information about the political and military situation, as well as summaries of local media stories and updates from the Chief Administrative Office, Engineering Services, Integrated Support Services, Field Administration, Sector Administration Offices, and Communications and Information Services. The Historical Chronology includes a guide to political and military events in the former Yugoslavia, and details activities and support requirements of the mission. It also has charts and tables which provide monthly and yearly figures on military strength and civilian staff.

Also included are selected issues of and excerpts from internal mission publications including: UNPF News, UNPROFOR News, and UNPROFOR Magazine. Selected issues of Information Notes, a publication of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), include graphs, maps, and summaries of developments on such topics as: refugee movement and resettlement; aid distribution destinations; frontlines and areas of tension; and social service projects.

Human Rights

Human Rights Component
S-1881 contains subject files of the UNTAC Human Rights Component. The Human Rights Component endeavored to: encourage the Supreme National Council (SNC) of Cambodia to ratify relevant international human rights instruments; conduct an extensive campaign of human rights education; investigate allegations of human rights abuses; and exercise general oversight of human rights aspects of every component of UNTAC. The UNTAC Human Rights Component was headquartered in Phnom Penh and employed Provincial Human Rights Officers (PHRO) at the headquarters of the mission’s provincial offices.

The records of the Human Rights Component were produced by the Director of Human Rights and Provincial Human Rights Officers (PHRO), and primarily concern UNTAC-led human rights education initiatives and investigations of human rights abuses.

Memoranda, exchanged between Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Yasushi Akashi, Director of Human Rights Dennis McNamara, UNTAC staff, and Cambodian officials, concern: freedom of operation for Cambodian human rights groups; the independence of the judiciary; and the “UNTAC Fair Access Plan for Cambodia Campaign of 1993,” regarding fair journalistic coverage of political parties. There are yearly and final reports prepared by the Human Rights Component and the Provincial Human Rights Officers (PHRO). The reports summarize case investigations and relevant prosecution, human rights training, prison visits, activities of non-governmental organizations and political parties, and planning for the dissolution of UNTAC. There are also statistics and reports on the treatment, health, locations, and number of returnees, refugees, internally displaced persons, and Vietnamese living in Cambodia.

The administration of human rights case investigations is also documented. The minutes for meetings of the Action Committee, which convened representatives of the UNTAC components, detail proposals to the SRSG regarding specific cases of human rights violations. For example, the Committee could propose that the SRSG request: that the Cambodian existing administrative structures (EAS) conduct a particular investigation, that an administrative sanction be taken against an official, or that legal action be taken by the EAS. Prepared by the Special Prosecutor for the SRSG, a report dated 1 February 1993 focuses on the prosecution of cases. It is titled “Decision on the future of UN prosecutions of crimes involving human rights breaches during the transitional period.” In addition, memoranda and information circulars contain guidelines for reporting human rights violations.

Other records document training and initiatives in human rights. Agenda, reports, and invitations are included for the International Symposia on Human Rights in Cambodia. Hosted by UNTAC in 1992 and 1993, the symposia promoted understanding and support between international and regional human rights organizations, and Cambodian human rights groups. In addition, there are curricula, case studies, agenda, statistics, and evaluations of human rights training seminars. The seminars were held for Cambodian non-governmental organizations, Cambodian women’s groups, teachers, police, prison wardens, judges, prosecutors, and lawyers. There are also: minutes of meetings between the Human Rights Component and Cambodian non-governmental organizations about training priorities; radio and video scripts about human rights; radio and video interviews with Cambodian officials and UNTAC staff; and memoranda about the planning of educational and outreach initiatives. Human rights outreach initiatives included a human rights drawing contest and Human Rights Day celebrations.

The series also includes records of the United Nations Centre for Human Rights in Cambodia (UNCHR). These primarily relate to its establishment in 1993 by resolution 1993/6 of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. Additionally, there are records of Justice Michael Kirby, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Human Rights in Cambodia. These records consist of the SRSG’s reports to the General Assembly and the Commission on Human Rights, as well as State of Cambodia (SOC) officials’ comments on the reports. There is also correspondence sent from Justice Kirby to the King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk, bringing to his attention violations of human rights reported by the UNCHR and recommending responses.

Secretariat Departments
S-1082 · Series · 1981 - 1997
Part of Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali (1992-1996)

Series contains records generated by the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) that document the relations between EOSG and the following United Nations offices and organs: Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), Office of Legal Affairs (OLA), Department of Political Affairs (DPA), Office of Disarmament Affairs (ODA), Department of Peace-keeping Operations (DPKO), Department of Economic and Social Development (DESD), Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Department of Administration and Management (DAM), Department of Public Information (DPI), Department of Humanitarian Affairs (DHA) and International Court of Justice. Documents in this series pertain to matters which have come to the Secretary-General for action or which are the products of the Secretary-General's work or authority. Also contained are reports on activities and proceedings of the Security Council and records documenting informal consultations with the Security Council. Series consists of correspondence, reports of meetings, notes, memoranda, proposals, press releases and minutes of meetings. Note that the series contains closed files for the following departments and offices: Special Political Questions, Regional Cooperation, Decolonization and Trusteeship (SPQRDT), Office of Under-Secretary-General for Political and General Assembly Affairs (OPGS), Office for Research and the Collection of Information (ORCI) and Department of Political and Security Council Affairs (PSCA), whose functions were overtaken by the Department of Political Affairs (DPA). Also included are closed files for the Department of Economic and Social Development (DESD), which was renamed Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). DESA overtook the functions of the Department of International and Economic and Social Affairs (DIESA), the Department of Technical Cooperation for Development (TCD) and the Development and International Economic Cooperation (DIEC), which were agencies of DESD.

Issues
S-1085 · Series · 1974 - 1997
Part of Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali (1992-1996)

Series contains records documenting United Nations activities to protect human rights, to maintain international peace and security, to address international terrorism and to address concerns important to women, disabled persons, youth and the aged. Included are files pertaining to human rights abuses in Iraq, Kuwait, Iran, the former Yugoslavia, Guatemala, Cuba, East Timor, Myanmar and Rwanda. Records in the series pertain to trouble spots in the following countries and regions: Ethiopia, Libya, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Cambodia, Africa, Cyprus, Lebanon, South Africa, Western Sahara, Kashmir, East Timor and Afghanistan. A significant number of records pertain to the Iraq invasion of Kuwait in August of 1990, the International Tribunal for War Crimes in the former Yugoslavia and reports issued by the Human Rights Field Operation in Rwanda (HRFOR). Documented in the series are the efforts of the following United Nations missions and forces in trouble spots: United Nations Angola Verification Mission (UNAVEM), Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), United Nations Advance Mission in Cambodia (UNAMIC) and United Nations Transition Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC). Files pertaining to trouble spots include reports of meetings with heads of state, government officials and security forces; reports to the Secretary-General of visits to trouble spots by permanent missions and fact-finding missions; communications between the Secretary-General and special representatives of the Secretary-General; official statements made by parties in conflict; documents regarding resolution of conflict and outlining ideas and next steps; and drafts of agreements between parties in conflict. Files pertaining to trouble spots also contain a significant number of records concerning border and territory disputes and acts of aggression. Included in the series are files which document acts of terrorism such as missing persons and hostages, the Lockerbie air disaster (PANAM 103) and reports on investigations of terrorist organizations. Major conferences and summits documented in the series are the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (1992), World Conference on Human Rights (1993) and World Social Summit (1995).

S-1087 · Series · 1982 - 1997
Part of Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali (1992-1996)

Series contains documents pertaining to United Nations press matters and public relations. Included are press briefings issued daily by the Department of Public Information to the United Nations Secretariat, which include descriptions of the Secretary-General's daily activities at New York headquarters and while on official trips, news received from permanent missions of the United Nations and announcements of Secretary-General's personnel appointments. Included under general press matters files are documents related to press coverage of the United Nations; documents inviting the Secretary-General to write articles; documents regarding articles written by the Secretary-General; documents regarding requests of the Secretary-General for interviews and television appearances; documents regarding political cartoons; and documents pertaining to the office of the Spokesman for the Secretary-General. Files pertaining to interviews include transcripts of interviews given by the Secretary-General, and files pertaining to celebrations and concerts include documents related to United Nations Day, the 50th anniversary of the United Nations (1995) and Human Rights Day. Included in the series are speeches, messages and statements issued or given by the Secretary-General for the following types of events and occasions: conferences, summits, seminars, symposia, international days, conventions, dinners, anniversaries, and meetings with representatives of governments, universities and schools. Series consists of daily press briefings, press releases, press clippings, correspondence and faxes.

S-0024 · Series · 1970 - 1997
Part of Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) (1955-present)

The series consists of records which deal with the origination, formulation, execution and evaluation of the relevant projects. The types of records include any of the following: proposals, preparatory documentation, agreements, plans of operation and various reports such as progress, technical, mission, evaluation, etc. There are also departmental supporting documents which comprise background data, guidelines, studies, terms of reference and other relevant papers that bear elements further elucidating project activities. The department which is responsible for providing the necessary advisory services and assistance to the governments of developing countries and countries with economies in transition to strengthen their national capacities has been re-organized several times under the following names:
Dept. of Economic Affairs, ca 1946-1954
Dept. of Economic and Social Council, ca 1955
Technical Assistance Administration, ca 1955-1958
Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs, ca 1955-1978
Office of Technical Co-operation, ca 1967-1977
Dept. of International Economic and Social Affairs, ca 1979-1993
Dept. of Technical Co-operation for Development, ca 1979-1993
United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations, ca 1985-1993
Dept. for Policy Co-ordination and Sustainable Development, ca1994-1997
Dept. for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis, ca 1994-1997
Dept. for Development Support and Management Services, ca 1994-1997
Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs, ca 1998 up to present.
To preserve their identity, the records of the various technical assistance projects are maintained according to their provenance, i.e. the actual name of the organizational element which originated the records forms a part of the series title.

S-0131 · Series · 1958 - 1997
Part of Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) (1955-present)

The series consists of records which deal with the origination, formulation, execution and evaluation of the relevant projects. The types of records include any of the following: proposals, preparatory documentation, agreements, plans of operation and various reports such as progress, technical, mission, evaluation, etc. There are also departmental supporting documents which comprise background data, guidelines, studies, terms of reference and other relevant papers that bear elements further elucidating project activities. The department which is responsible for providing the necessary advisory services and assistance to the governments of developing countries and countries with economies in transition to strengthen their national capacities has been re-organized several times under the following names:
Dept. of Economic Affairs, ca 1946-1954
Dept. of Economic and Social Council, ca 1955
Technical Assistance Administration, ca 1955-1958
Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs, ca 1955-1978
Office of Technical Co-operation, ca 1967-1977
Dept. of International Economic and Social Affairs, ca 1979-1993
Dept. of Technical Co-operation for Development, ca 1979-1993
United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations, ca 1985-1993
Dept. for Policy Co-ordination and Sustainable Development, ca1994-1997
Dept. for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis, ca 1994-1997
Dept. for Development Support and Management Services, ca 1994-1997
Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs, ca 1998 up to present.
To preserve their identity, the records of the various technical assistance projects are maintained according to their provenance, i.e. the actual name of the organizational element which originated the records forms a part of the series title.Accession numbers - 71/0136; 74/0101; 75/0002; 76/0118; 77/0020; 77/0078; 77/0144; 78/0089; 78/0091; 81/0007; 82/0059; 82/0060; 84/0030; 84/0031; 84/0098; 88/0248

S-0020 · Series · 1936 - 1997
Part of United Nations Department of Political Affairs (1992-present)

Series consists of covering letters, correspondence and accounts of meetings (photostats) which are German Foreign Ministry records (evidently International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg exhibits), statements (photostats) of USSR prisoners of war who had been German officers in Spain, English language summaries of German Foreign Office documents on microfilm at the United States' Department of State, and a wide variety of additional material, all relating to providing data, as requested, to the Security Council's subcommittee on Spain established in 1946. The primary German Foreign Office correspondents are Franco and Mussolini. Submissions are by Security Council member countries (France, Britain, the United States, and the USSR), and by anti-fascism Spanish bodies (the Basque government, the exiled Spanish Republic, representatives of labour contingents, etc). Unarranged.

Secretary-General Personal
S-1090 · Series · 1945 - 1997
Part of Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali (1992-1996)

Series contains records pertaining to the Secretary-General that are personal in nature or that are related to matters of importance in the Secretary-General's non-professional obligations. Included in the series is correspondence with VIPs, personal friends of the Secretary-General and persons who made his acquaintance on official trips and at official public events. VIP correspondence includes invitations to attend cultural and social events and contains letters in which people express their views of the United Nations and of world situations. VIP correspondence also includes letters exchanged between the Secretary-General and former Secretary-General U Thant. The series also includes cables sent to the Secretary-General notifying him of the deaths of important persons, friends, acquaintances, persons within the United Nations system and persons associated with United Nations-related organizations and groups; official letters of condolence sent by the Secretary-General to relatives and friends of notable persons recently deceased; and press releases concerning the Secretary-General's messages or actions taken in response to the death. Included in the series are files containing congratulatory messages and well wishes, many from the general public, to the Secretary-General upon his election to the post. Records also pertain to Mrs. Leia Maria Boutros-Ghali, to the Secretary-General's residence and to the security of the Secretary-General's personal transportation. Also documented are honors and titles offered to the Secretary-General by universities and other institutions and organizations. Records in the series consist of correspondence, faxes, press releases, invitations, cables, messages, greeting cards and notes.