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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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Bangladesh - Subject Files

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

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing clear and code cables, and reports related to relief operations in Bangladesh following the official name change from East Pakistan. Subjects include the Bangladesh government, the political situation, relief efforts, and Bangladesh's application for membership in the UN. Correspondents include Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretaries-General Roberto Guyer and Brian Urquhart, Mission Commanders Victor Umbricht and Sir Robert Jackson, and the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh.

Accession number: 77/207

Cambodia/Thailand - J.F. Engers' - Subject Files

UN. Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing clear and code cables, correspondence, administration, reports, and press clippings relating to various missions sent to Cambodia and Thailand by the Security Council and the Secretary-General to resolve border and political disputes. Subjects include the special mission by Nils Gussing to Cambodia, the Security Council's special mission to Cambodia and Thailand, radio broadcasts about the border disputes, the Indochina People's Conference of 1965, and the Mekong Valley Development Project. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan, Special Officer J. F. Engers, and Special Envoy Nils Gussing. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Code Cables

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1958-1972: Bunche; 1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar)

Series consists of code cables maintained in New York by the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA). Cables document various office and mission activities including the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP); the United Nations Chief Coordinator (UNCC) for the peacekeeping missions in the Middle East; the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF; the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP); and the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO). Subjects include bi-weekly scheduled inspections of Israeli and Egyptian areas; the Juliet Line; and the trial of Alfred Gom. Correspondents include Chief Military Officer for UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan Brig.-Gen. S. Waldenstrom; Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs B. E. Urquhart; and UN Truce Supervision Organization Chief of Staff E. A. Erskine.

Accession number: 1987/005, boxes 27-34

Actual series size: 17 boxes

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Commissions, committees, and conferences

Series documents United Nations conferences that relate to non-aggressive uses of scientific knowledge and atomic energy. The majority of files pertain to the organization and carrying out of the First United Nations International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy (1955), the Second United Nations International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy (1958), and the Third United Nations International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy (1964). ICPUAE documents include correspondence, reports, programs, handbooks, verbatim records of sessions, bound volumes of conference proceedings and press briefings. Also included are records pertaining to the final Conference on the Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency (1956), as well as records pertaining to the IAEA's establishment as an independent organization. A few subject files of the Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation are included. Correspondence, working papers and reports of the United Nations Scientific Advisory Committee and of the Conference on the Application of Science and Technology (1961) are also included (documents of the latter include photographs). The series also contains records of the Administrative Committee on Co-ordination, the Collective Measures Committee and the Additional Measures Committee.

Conciliation Commission for the Congo (ONUC) - Subject Files

UN. Principal Secretary of the Conciliation Commission for the Congo (Dragoslav Protitch)

Series consists of correspondence, reports, and meeting summary records of the Conciliation Commission for the Congo.

The records detail the Conciliation Commission's main responsibilities which consisted of the study of the situation in the Congo and the promotion of conciliation between opposing political groups in the Republic. Minutes discuss the processes involved in strengthening the unity, territorial integrity, and political independence of the Congo within the consititutional and legal framework of the Republic. The Commission's members included representatives from Ethiopia, Liberia, Morrocco, Pakistan, Senegal, Sudan, and Tunisia and Jaja A. Wachuku of Nigeria as President.

Accession Number: A/481

Actual Size: .5 linear feet

Conflicts Between India and Pakistan - Code Cables

Series consists of Jose Rolz-Bennett's set of numbered and unnumbered code cables, some marked "only", regarding the 1965 conflicts in India and Pakistan and the two observer missions in the area, the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) dating from 1948 and the UN India-Pakistan Observer Mission (UNIPOM) newly established in response to the crisis. Documented are Mission operations such as daily "incident" updates, and weekly "situation reports" and some administration such as staff assignments and budget concerns. Correspondents include Under-Secretary-General Ralph Bunche, Jose Rolz-Bennett, various United Nations officials including Secretary-General U Thant (while in New Delhi), Major-General B. MacDonald (Chief Officer of UNIPOM), and Lieutenant-General R. Nimmo (Chief Military Observer of UNMOGIP). Arranged chronologically.

Correspondence - Ivory Coast and to Guinea

UN. Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1965-1971 : Rolz-Bennett)
Series consists of letters (mostly copies), clear cables, numbered code cables, Secretary-General draft reports, notes to the file, press clippings, press releases, speeches of the Secretary-General and United Nations documents. This series documents political incidents that took place between the Republic of the Ivory Coast and the Republic of Guinea in 1967, over the detention of two Guinearn diplomats in the Rpublic of the Ivory Coast. Correspondence includes: Jose Rolz-Bennett, Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan, Secretary-General U Thant, representatives of Guinea (including the President Ahmed Sekou Toure) and of the Ivory Coast, and the Special Representivates of the Secretary-General (including Pier P. Spinelli.)
Accession Numbers: Unknown

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