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S-0169 · Series · 1949 - 1976
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

UN. Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1956-1992)

Series contains correspondence, reports, and incoming and outgoing code cables. Subjects include relief efforts, education programs, UNRWA staff files, reports to the General Assembly, humanitarian aid and refugee camps. Correspondents include General Michelson, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Ralph J. Bunche, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General Andrew Cordier, Leo Malania, and international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Red Cross, the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO). Other subjects include general human rights in the Middle East. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

S-0235 · Series · 1973 - 1974
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

UN. Office for Special Political Affairs (1971-1974: Guyer)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing code and clear cables dealing with relief operations in Bangladesh under UN Relief Operations Bangladesh (UNROB), successor to UN Relief Operations - Dacca (UNROD). Subjects include shipping, financing, administration, and grain supplies. Correspondents include Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretaries-General Roberto Guyer and Brian Urquhart, and UNROB Officials Sir Robert Jackson and Francis Lacoste.

Accession numbers: A/754; 77/207.

S-0233 · Series · 1971 - 1973
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

UN. Office for Special Political Affairs (1971-1974: Guyer)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing code, clear, only, and unnumbered cables related to relief operations in Dacca. Subjects include shipping, financing, and grain supplies. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretaries-General Roberto Guyer and Brian Urquhart, UNROD officials Victor Umbricht, Sir Robert Jackson, Francis Lacoste, and Toni Hagen.

Accession numbers: A/754; 77/207

Actual series size: 1.5 feet

S-0230 · Series · 1971 - 1974
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1971-1975: Guyer)

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing clear cables, memoranda, and reports relating to the UN's food relief operations in Dacca, East Pakistan before, during, and after the war between India and Pakistan, and is divided into five major subject categories as follows: a) administration, including communications, transportation, clearance of the Chalna port, and policies and procedures; b) staff, including files on senior and lower echelon staff members, as well as some substantive material on the various special representatives; c) donors, including appeals and meetings with countries donating to relief efforts; d) general, including press reports and clippings; e) reports, including progress updates and Special Representative Toni Hagen's reports on disaster relief. Correspondents include Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Roberto Guyer, Special Officer F.T. Liu, Mission Commanders Victor Umbricht, Sir Robert Jackson, and Francis Lacoste, and High Commissioner for Refugees Ambassador Erna Sailer.

Accession numbers: A/754; 77/207

S-0683 · Series · 1962 - 1969
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

The task of the United Nations Representative in West Irian (UNRWI), Fernando Ortiz-Sanz, was to participate in arrangements for the act of self-determination. West Irian was formerly known as West New Guinea, Irian Jaya, and as of 2012 it is part of Indonesia with special autonomy status.

Included are incoming and outgoing cables, both in code and clear, and correspondence between UNRWI, with many to and from Ortiz-Sanz, with United Nations Headquarters in New York, and the Indonesian government. These concern events in West Irian, and the activities of UNRWI. Also included are inter-office memos between UNRWI members; data concerning the population, geography, and other characteristics of West Irian; and petitions from many individuals and groups in West Irian concerning the issue of self-determination or Indonesian rule. Acknowledgements to the petitions, a registry of petitions, and miscellaneous clippings and other documents are included.

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, handwritten documents, incoming and outgoing cables, code cables, telegrams, draft reports, meeting reports, final reports, draft manuscripts, statements, summary reports, petitions, translations, instructions, agreements, press clippings, logs, rosters, chronologies, notes, diagrams, statistics, periodicals, resumes, itineraries, and routing slips.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: Act of Free Choice between Republic of Indonesia and Kindom of Netherlands for West New Guinea; backround materials on West Irian; five year development plan of West Irian; local elections; demographics; local economies; assassination plots; incidents; political detainees; and organization of consultant assemblies.

Correspondents include U Thant, UN Secretary-General; Jernando Ortiz Sanz, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Act of Free Choice, West Irian; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General of Special Political Affairs; Mohamed Sharif, Director, International Organization, Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia; and Marshall E. Williams, Principal Secretary and Chief Administrative Officer.

S-0647 · Series · 1938 - 1970
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

The United Nations Suez Clearance Operations (UNSCO) task was to restore the Suez Canal to operating condition after it was blocked by debris as a result of the 1956 Israel/Egypt War. UNSCO operated between December 1956 and April 1957.

Included are correspondence, reports, working papers, clippings, press releases; and salvage lists, maps and charts showing wreck locations and UNSCO operations.
These concern the dredging of the canal; rehabilitation of maintenance workshops, restoration of navigational lighting and telecommunications; and the resumption of canal traffic.

Series consists of correspondence, cables, memoranda and draft memoranda, report outlines, surveys and survey reports, field operations reports, weekly reports, summary reports, final progress reports, reports of conversations, chronologies, indexes, appendices, schedules, lists, logs, inventories, diaries, aide-memoires, handwritten notes, tables, diagrams, floor plans, blueprints, photographs, receipts, invoices, transmittal sheets, biographical notes, press reports, press releases, press clippings, dictionaries, technical manuals, reprints of conference papers, periodical publications, business cards, and company catalogues and brochures relating to the administration and operations of the Suez Canal clearance operations.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: salvage fleets; salvaged wrecks and other property; telecommunications; electrical equipment and installation; floating apparatus; activities of the British Admiralty and the Anglo-French Fleet; administrative, personnel and financial matters; agreements with the Egyptian government; compensation to Suez Canal shareholders; salvors' rights; the Civil-Watch Unit; returned vessels to owners; policy negotiations; subcontractors; canal dues; damages to workshops; and local shipping agents.

Correspondents include Dag Hammerskjold, UN Secretary-General; Lieutenant-General R. A. Wheeler, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General; Alfred George Katzin, UN Deputy Under-Secretary; Colonel Mahmoud Younis, Engineer, Member of the Director's Office, Suez Canal Authority, Ismailia; Major M. Haaksalo, UN Civil Watch; Harry Howell of Howell and Co.; D. G. Sullivan, Chief Administrative Office, UNSCO; George Lansky, Chief, Field Operation Service; M. Sobhi, Engineer, Head of Transmission Section, Suez Canal Authority; Charles Barton Reynolds, Engineer, International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation.

S-0646 · Series · 1938 - 1957
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Office of the Secretary-General: Special Political Affairs Section: United Nations Suez Canal Operations (UNSCO)

Series consists of correspondence, cables, telegrams, memoranda, meeting reports, aide-memoires, bibliographies, lists, invoices, brochures, business cards, tables, and diagrams relating to the administration and operations of the Suez Canal clearance operations. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: negotiations between the French government and the Suez Canal Company over the salvage of the Statue of Ferdinand de Lessop; specifications of salvage equipment; transit dues; pilot fees; and offers of assistance to UNSCO from various organizations and private companies. Correspondents include Dag Hammerskjold, UN Secretary-General; Lt. General R. A. Wheeler, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General; D. G. Sullivan, Chief Administration Officer, UNSCO; Alfred George Katzin, UN Deputy Under-Secretary; Colonel Mahmoud Younis, Engineer, Member of the Director's Office, Suez Canal Authority, Ismailia; and Claude Boillot, Suez Canal Company.

S-0302 · Series · 1954 - 1973
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

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 numbered and unnumbered code and clear cables documenting the progress of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO). Cables include information on personnel (filling observer vacancies, repatriation, replacements, terminations), civilian-UN incidents and supplies. Subjects include Israeli and Syrian "side" inspections and findings; damage to installations along the Suez Canal and Security Council (SECCO) meetings. Correspondents include Senior Administrative Officer J. Schoellkop; UNTSO Chief of Staff O. Bull; and UNTSO Chief Administrator D. T. Holland.

Accession number: 86/215

Actual series size: 7 boxes

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S-0167 · Series · 1949 - 1967
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series maintained by the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General, Andrew Cordier, until 1961, then by the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs, Ralph Bunche, who also served as Acting Mediator for Palestine. Records consist of weekly summary reports from the Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) related to events under his command. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjold, and U Thant, as well as UNTSO Chiefs-of-Staff William Riley, Vagn Bennike, E.L.M. Burns, Carl C. von Horn, and Odd Bull. Arranged chronologically.