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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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First United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF I) - Military Advisor Records

UN. Office of the Secretary-General. Office of the Military Advisor to the Secretary-General (1963-1977)

Series consists of letters, memoranda, reports and incoming and outgoing clear and code cables (copies) relating to military activities and administration, including operations, logistics, troop deployment, rotations, repatriation and miscellaneous personnel matters. Primary correspondents are UNEF I force commanders and permanent missions to the United Nations.

Ralph J. Bunche - Subject Files

UN. Office for the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA)

Note: These papers pre-date the establishment of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Bunche served as the USG from 1958-1972

Series consists of the papers retained by Ralph J. Bunche throughout his employment with the UN. Subjects include the 1949 Israel-TransJordan General Armistice Agreement (annexes contain maps); the 1949 Israel-Syrian General Armistice Agreement; the Convention d'Armistice; the 1949 Israel-Lebanese General Armistice agreement (with map); armistice negotiations; and congratulatory messages conferred upon Bunche for his receipt of various awards and honors. Files contain the original armistice agreements with signatures.

Accession number: 95/008

Actual series size: 1 box

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First United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF I) - Cables

UN. Office for Special Political Affairs (1956-1972: Bunche)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing unnumbered code cables (signed originals), numbered code cables (carbon copies) and clear cables (carbon copies) relating to military, political and administrative matters, including frontier lines surveys, deployment and troop strength, aircraft overflight regulations, freedom of movement, incidents, the repatriation of prisoners of war, the withdrawal of foreign troops from Egypt, the expulsion of foreigners, Suez Canal levies, the return of El Arish settlement to Egypt's civil administration, the blockade of the Strait of Tiran, the Secretary-General's reports to the Security Council, UNEF I reorganizations, logistical assistance to the United Nations Yemen Observation Mission (UNYOM) and the United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC), budget and finance, communications, transport, personnel, and miscellaneous general services. Primary correspondents include Dag Hammarskjold, George Lansky, U Thant, Robert Vaughan and the UNEF I force commanders

First United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF I) - Subject Files

UN. Under Secretary-General for SPA (1956-1972: Bunche)

''05/04/2002 3:24:27 PM Tony Newton''
Series declassified on 1 April 2002 (06-02-D/02/7)

Series consists of letters, memoranda, clear and code cables, reports, minutes, statistics, name lists, aide-memoire, notes, publications, newspaper clippings and selected United Nations documents relating to political, military, legal and administrative matters, including troop strength and deployment, air operations, border patrols and observations at checkpoints, surveys of demilitarized zones, incidents, repatriation of refugees, Egypt's military deployment in the Sinai, the United Nations presence at Sharm El-Sheik, Israel's capture of Tiran and Senabahir, Security Council deliberations on border problems between Israel and Egypt, search for missing persons in the Gaza Strip, decisions of the Egypt-Israel Mixed Armistice Commission (EIMAC), meetings with Egypt, France, Israel and the United Kingdom on Suez Canal navigation, the withdrawal of Israeli troops, UNEF I and United Nations agencies from Egypt, the UNEF I Advisory Committee meetings, Bunche's meeting in Washington D.C., visits of United Nations top echelon officials to the mission area, the Secretary-Generals press statements, administrative surveys in 1963 and 1965, liaison with other United Nations peacekeeping missions and United Nations agencies, military and civilian personnel, budget and finance, logistics and miscellaneous general services. Primary correspondents include Andrew Cordier, Dag Hammarskjold, Mordecai Kidron, George Lansky, Jose Rolz-Bennett, Carey Seward, Constantin Stavropoulos, U Thant, Brian Urquhart and the UNEF I force commanders.

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) - Code Cable Correspondence with Chief of Staff

Series was created until 1961 by Andrew Cordier, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General, and by Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Documented are administrative matters as well as incidents, patrols, the local political situation, armistice negotiations, and the operations of the Mixed Armistice Commissions, Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjold, U Thant, Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan, UNTSO Chiefs of Staff William Riley, E.L.M. Burns, Carl C. von Horn, Vagn Bennike, and Odd Bull. Arranged chronologically.

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Ralph Bunche's Trips

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General (1946-1961: Cordier) Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche)

Series consists of reports, incoming and outgoing clear cables, correspondence, briefing papers, press conference transcripts, press releases, itineraries, and notes from meetings relating to Ralph Bunche's trips to the Congo during the spring/summer of 1960, fall 1962, and winter 1963. During these trips, Bunche represented the Secretary-General or acted as a consultant during the decolonization process. Correspondents include Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, and Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba.

Accession Number: 75/7

Actual Linear Feet: 1/2

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.

First United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF I) - subject files

Series includes background files on the 1956 conflict, copiees of local troops newsletters, and documents administrative matters. Correspondents include Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, UNEF Commander E. L. M. Burns, UNTSO Acting Chief of Staff Byron V. Leary, Cairo Officer E.S. Reddy, and the permanent representatives of countries supplying troops to UNEF. Arranged alphabetically by subject, and therein chronologically.

United Nations Information Center (UNIC) / United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Cables

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

Series consists of incoming and outgoing numbered and unnumbered cables, especially those sent by Samir Sanbar, then Chief of Staff of Information Services, Beirut, and L. El-Djoundi, then information officer for the Beirut Information Center. Cables include situation reports and contain information reported in local papers. Subjects include the United Nations position in Beirut; Secretary-General's talks; Soviet initiatives in the Middle East; Israeli-American agreements and support; and the boycott of Egypt and Naqoura talks. Correspondents include Chief of Servic Publications, K. Beaven; UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) Commander Maj.-Gen. E. R. Kaira; UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) Chief of Staff Gen. E. A. Erskine; Director, Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs J. C. Aime; Gen. J. O'Callaghan (UNTSO); T. Goksel UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL); and Under-Secretary-General for Public Information Y. Akashi.

Accession number: 1989/110

Actual series size: 5 boxes

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United Nations Middle East Mission (UNMEM) - Subject Files

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1958-1972: Bunche; 1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer; 1974-1985: Urquhart)

Series consists of press analyses, newspaper translations, press releases, special reports to the French press from the UN Office of Public Information, clear and code cables, notes on meetings and studies. Subjects include the UN administration for Gaza; African Heads of State; the "Big Four" meetings (U.S., U.S.S.R., UK, France; Ambassador Jarring's meetings (Moscow, NY, Middle East); UAR and Israeli complaints; UNCCP tabulation and evaluation of properties abandoned in Israel; the Arab refugee problem; S/Res/242; A/Res/2628 (25th); A/RES/2799 (26th); and A/RES/2949 (27th).

Accession number: 87/180

Actual series size: 5 boxes

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