Series is comprised of a small number of files relating to the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and the Trusteeship Council. Arranged in the preceding categories, and therein chronologically.
Series comprises the documented record of the Secretary-General's involvement in peacekeeping, diplomacy, and humanitarian assistance coordination in the region of India, West Pakistan, and East Pakistan (the latter two subsequently Pakistan and Bangladesh). Represented are the following United Nations missions: UNEPRO, UNROB, and UNROD (United Nations East Pakistan Relief Operation, United Nations Relief Operation in Bangladesh, and United Nations Relief Operation in Dacca). Records include correspondence with the appointed focal point of the humanitarian operations, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the participating organizations (UNICEF, WFP, FAO, WHO, and League of Red Cross Societies). Correspondents include numerous senior UN officials and heads-of-state including Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (President of Pakistan), Sheik Mujibur Rahman (Prime Minister of Bangladesh), and Indira Gandhi (Prime Minister of India). Arranged in the following broad categories: general subject files on relief and peacekeeping matters, clear cables, Chronological files (Pakistan files contain correspondence between Bhutto and Gandhi), and United Nations documents on the admission to the United Nations of the new nation of Bangladesh.
Variations in title: Previously called 'Political matters : India, Pakistan, Bangladesh'
Source of title: Title based on function and contents
Series consists of Kurt Waldheim's statements delivered during his tenure as Secretary-General of the United Nations. Arranged chronologically by month.
Series documents interactions of the Secretary-General's office with various UN emergency and relief operations (including refugee work in South-East Asia), development programmes, United Nations Associations, environmental programmes, the United Nations University, UNICEF (including International Year of the Child), as well as population, human rights, trade and disarmament activities.
Series documents the administrative aspects of the Secretary-General's responsibilities. The administrative filing system was arranged into the following broad functional areas: organization, general administration (SG's annual reports, departments, UNOG, meetings, public relations, etc.), buildings, finance and budget, and personnel (staff associations, Soviet and Chinese staff case files, top echelon posts, etc.). Correspondents are primarily senior staff and some member state representatives. Arranged in functional categories; please note that the last boxes of the series had been separated from the filing system so appear out of sequence.
Variations in title: Previously called "Administrative matters"
Source of title: Title based on function (and taken from previous finding aid).
Series comprises the documented record of the Secretary-General's involvement in peacekeeping and diplomacy in the region of Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinians, and Syria, including the periods of military conflicts and peacemaking successes, during the SG's tenure, 1972-1981. Represented are the following United Nations missions: UNEF II, UNDOF, and UNIFIL (United Nations Emergency Force, United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, and United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon). Records include correspondence, clear and code cables, the Secretary-General's handwritten notes, interview transcripts, maps, press clippings, photographs, etc. Correspondents include heads-of-states of the region and from outside it. Arranged in the following broad categories: personal files, peacekeeping operations and other missions, country files (first the countries of the region, then other countries), Palestinian matters, the peace conferences and treaties, and a variety of miscellaneous topics (e.g. 'incidents').
Variations in title: Previously called 'Political matters : Middle East'.
Source of title: Title based on function and contents
Series consists in large part of United Nations official documents pertaining to the Question of Namibia, including the evolving independence of Namibia, but also includes cables, handwritten notes, letters, speeches, etc., which comprise the documented record of the Secretary-General's involvement in the issues of Namibia, South Africa, the Portuguese territories (including the Angolan conflict), and Southern Rhodesia (UN documents only). Correspondents include South African government officials. Arranged in the following broad categories: Question of Namibia, Portuguese territories, and Southern Rhodesia.
Series contains the General Assembly session files (the 26th Session to the 36th Session, as well as the 6th Special Session to the 11th Special Session). Records are primarily UN documents, with additional subfiles containing correspondence, handwritten notes, press releases, and so forth. Appended is a set of files on the 'Permanent Representatives of United Nations Member States'. Arranged in the following broad categories (and therein chronologically, numbered by meeting): General Assembly Sessions (regular and special), then a set of 'exxcerpts from verbatim records', and finally the chronological set of files concerning 'Permanent Representatives of United Nations Member States'.
Series documents Secretary-General's correspondence with international organizations in various global regions including Africa, Latin America, Europe the Middle East, etc. Records include correspondence and reports. Arranged in general alphabetical sequence by region.
Series consists of information pertaining to the Secretary-General's travel arrangements while on official United Nations business. Records include correspondence and detailed itineraries. Arranged chronologically.