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United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) - Mixed Armistice Commission (MAC) records

Series created and maintained until 1961 by Andrew Cordier, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General, and subsequently by Ralph Bunche, the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs who also served as Acting Mediator for Palestine. Records include correspondence, statistics, photographs, incoming and outgoing clear cables, and reports relating to the activities of the Mixed Armistice Commissions (MAC's): Israel-Syria MAC (ISMAC), Israel-Lebanon MAC (ILMAC), Egypt-Israel MAC (EIMAC), and Hashemite Jordan Kingdom-Israel MAC (HJK-I-MAC). Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjold, and U Thant, as well as Israeli ambassador Abba Eban, UNTSO Chiefs-of-Staff William Riley, Vagn Bennike, E.L.M. Burns, Carl C. von Horn, and Odd Bull. Arranged by commission, and therein by subject.

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) - Organization

Administrative history: The Registry Section was established ca. 1954; the system was discontinued in 1979, after the decision to move to a decentralized records management system. Function was the centralization of Secretariat recordkeeping in one large classification system. Predecessor was Central Registry Section. Succeeded by decentralized recordkeeping by departments in consultation with the Archives Section's records management programme.

Series consists of the Registry Section's files relating to political and security matters as the TE series, which are specifically concerned with UNTSO only: the administrative records pertaining to UNTSO. Records include letters, memoranda, cables, minutes of meetings, copies of notes verbale, notes for the record and drafts, which document the mission's structure, responsibilities and functions, its relationship with offices at Headquarters New York, with UN Liaison Offices, agencies and other field missions, with governments, diplomatic and consular corps. Arranged in file number order, and therein chronologically.

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) - Personnel Administration

Administrative history: The Registry Section was established ca. 1954; the system was discontinued in 1979, after the decision to move to a decentralized records management system. Function was the centralization of Secretariat recordkeeping in one large classification system. Predecessor was Central Registry Section. Succeeded by decentralized recordkeeping by departments in consultation with the Archives Section's records management programme.

Series consists of the Registry Section's files relating to political and security matters as the TE series, which are specifically concerned with UNTSO only: the personnel records. Arranged numerically by file number, and therein chronologically.

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) - Political Affairs

Administrative history: The Registry Section was established ca. 1954; the system was discontinued in 1979, after the decision to move to a decentralized records management system. Function was the centralization of Secretariat recordkeeping in one large classification system. Predecessor was Central Registry Section. Succeeded by decentralized recordkeeping by departments in consultation with the Archives Section's records management programme.

Series consists of the Registry Section's files relating to political and security matters as the TE series, which are specifically concerned with UNTSO only: the political affairs records. Arranged numerically by file number, and therein chronologically.

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) - Subject Files

Series was created, in large part, by Andrew Cordier, who served as Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General 1946-1961. Subsequently a couple of files were added by Ralph Bunche in his capacity as Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972). Records include correspondence, incoming and outgoing code cables, incoming and outgoing clear cables, administrative files, reports, photographs, and maps related to the activities of the UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) in the Middle East. Documented are administrative matters, incidents, political matters, the status of UNTSO within the area, activities of the Mixed Armistice Commissions (MAC's), the establishment of Government House, truce negotiations, and regional conflicts in 1948, 1956, and 1967. Correspondents include Acting UN Mediator for Palestine Ralph J. Bunche, Assistant to the Executive Assistant Leo Malania, and UNTSO Chiefs of Staff William Riley, Vagn Bennike, E.L.M. Burns, and Carl C. von Horn. Arranged in approximate alphabetical sequence.

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) - Subject Files

Series consists of letters, memoranda, clear and code cables, reports, minutes, name lists, notes, newspaper clippings, selected United Nations published documents and photographs of border posts and demilitarized zones (b & w, 220 3x5, 199 6x8, 9 8x12) relating to political, military and administrative matters, including ceasefire negotiations, breaches of ceasefire agreements, incidents at observation posts and demilitarized zones, meetings of various armistice commissions, the Suez Canal navigation, the demilitarization of Mount Scopus, the exchange of prisoners of war, the Secretary-General's statements and reports to the Security Council and the General Assembly, visits of Ralph Bunche to the Middle East, David Susskind's interviews with Abba Eban from 1967 to 1969, property claims, communications and transport, equipment and supplies, personnel and miscellaneous general services. Primary correspondents include Lieutenant-General Edson Burns, Ralph Bunche, Andrew Cordier, Dag Hammarskjold, Colonel Byron Leary, Lieutenant-General Odd Bull and Major-General Carl von Horn.

Existence and location of copies: The archives has a complete copy of the series in triplicate (PDF, TIFF, and GIF formats) on 35 CD-Rs, in box S-0312-0033.

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) - 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; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar)

Series consists of clear cables, military staff lists, situation reports, SOPs, lists of military officers (South Lebanon), correspondence of the Secretary General, requests for purchases, service efficiency reports, incident reports and country files documenting the progress of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO). Subjects include the Bedouin buffer zone; the Egyptian surveillance station; incidents in South Lebanon; scheduled flights; the armistice demarcation line; ILMAC (Israel-Lebanese Mixed Armistice Commission; the Suez sector; Operation Mike (OPMIKE); Operation Charlie (OPCHARLIE); and the papal visit of 1963. Correspondence includes exchanges between Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim and then president of the Security Council Mansur Rashid Kikhin. Other correspondents include Military Liason Officer L. Koho; Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs R. J. Bunche; and UNTSO Chief of Staff O. Bull.
Subjects of photographs found in this series include Egyptian prisoners and guards, shell damage and ruined UN vehicles.

Accession number: 1987/005, boxes 18-19, 1989/028, 1985/074

Actual series size: 9 boxes

Existence and location of copies: The archives has a complete copy of the series in triplicate (PDF, TIFF, and GIF formats) on 6 CD-Rs, located at FF123-R020-SU08 in 1 box.

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United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC) records / (New Series "S-1848") / Please see notes.

"This series has been renumbered to (S-1848). The original series (S-0601) contain paper records and microfilm originals. As of July 2005 boxes 12, 27, 28, 29 and 30 are not on the shelves, i.e., they have probably been moved, or are missing. Microfilm originals are in boxes 10 and 11 (and according to Karyono Sugiarto, box 12 also contained original microfilm reels). No further description is available for the records in these boxes. The contents of the microfilm (which correspond to originals held in secure off-site storage) are described in a published inventory and a later more complete inventory (which includes corresponding microfilm numbers). Both FF and LIC Reading Rooms have 2 copies of the detailed finding aid. Access conditions: By application to the Secretary-General. Access decision by the Office of Legal Affairs. Permission is communicated by the Assistant Secretary-General to whom the Archives and Records Management Section reports."

United Nations Yemen Observation Mission (UNYOM)

Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972 : Bunche)

Series consists of code and clear cables, letters, memoranda, reports, newspaper clippings and selected United Nations documents relating relating to the implementation of the disengagement agreement signed by Egypt and Saudi Arabia, General Assembly and Security Council meetings, operations, allegations on the use of poison gas, request for military assistance, recruitment of military observers, military instrcutions, Ralph Bunche's visit to Sanaa as the Secetary-General's personal representatives, Lt. Gen. Carl von Horn's trip to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Kingdom and and functioning of the mission, the resignation of

Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972 : Bunche)

Series consists of code and clear cables, letters, memoranda, reports, newspaper clippings and selected United Nations documents relating relating to the implementation of the disengagement agreement signed by Egypt and Saudi Arabia, General Assembly and Security Council meetings, operations, allegations on the use of poison gas, request for military assistance, recruitment of military observers, military instrcutions, Ralph Bunche's visit to Sanaa as the Secetary-General's personal representatives, Lt. Gen. Carl von Horn's trip to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Kingdom and and functioning of the mission, the resignation of

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