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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (2007-2016) Series
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Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro's Trips

"Series 1894 consists of records documenting the official travel of the Deputy Secretary-General. The records primarily consist of briefing and trip books containing itineraries, programme information, background about the country to be visited, profiles of officials, talking points, and speeches. Asha-Rose Migiro served as Deputy Secretary-General from 5 February 2007 to 1 July 2012. Ms. Migiro travelled to every continent and nearly every region of the world to attend conferences and summits relating to present-day world issues such as HIV/AIDS, women's empowerment, climate change, child poverty, education initiatives and economic development. There are files for conferencesand meetings that she attended regularly, including the African Union Summit, World Knowledge Forum, Economic Commission for Europe, Secretary-General's retreat, United Nations Chief Executives Board Sessions, Economic and Social Council, Millennium Development Goals, and Regional Coordination Meetings. S-1894 also contains one box documenting the official travel of Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, who assumed his position on 1 July 2012. These records primarily consist of briefing books. Volume: 21 boxes"

Chef de Cabinet Susana Malcorra's Activities (2012-2015)

"The records in S-1954 document the daily activities of the Chef de Cabinet Susana Malcorra and consist of chronological files dating from 2012 to 2013. The records detail the Chef de Cabinet�s responsibilities in serving and assisting the Secretary-General and in establishing general policy; reviewing proposals, statements and policies brought forth for attention and approval of the Secretary-General; and maintaining links with various entities within the United Nations System. The records also document the exchange of information between members of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) including: Deputy Secretary-General; Chef de Cabinet; Deputy Chef de Cabinet; and the Director of Communications and Head of Speechwriting Unit. The records address a variety of subjects including: climate change; the crises in Syria and Mali; conflict in Southern Sudan; sectarian violence in Myanmar; the aftereffects of the Arab Spring; the problem of refugees; Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and nuclear policy in Iran. The chronological files contain requests for the Secretary-General to meet with representatives of Member States, as well as invitations to give interviews, participate in photo opportunities, or attend conferences, seminars, exhibits, lunches, dinners, anniversary celebrations and movies sponsored or given by Member States, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), educational institutions and other groups. Among the records are background notes on events with reasons for attending; requests for assistance from Member States during the Secretary-General�s visits; delegation lists of those traveling with the Secretary-General and memoranda dealing with trip logistics; itemized logs of incoming correspondence; daily appointment sheets; proposed scenarios for events to be attended by the Secretary-General; provisional agendas for events and retreats; background information for meetings and phone calls including talking points, as well as transcripts and summaries of high-level meetings and phone conversations. The records also contain drafts of statements attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General or the Secretary-General; press statements; weekly press reviews; update notes on the daily situation in Syria, world hotspots, and internal management issues. Chronological files also contain letters of condolences for terrorist acts, natural disasters, accidents and deaths of United Nations peacekeepers; letters of gratitude to resigning diplomats, retiring staff members and individuals who provided assistance to the Secretary-General or his delegations; draft project proposals; draft invitations to Member States; and updates from Special Envoys. There are draft reports of the Secretary-General (typically consisting of the front page only) to the General Assembly and the Security Council approved by the Chef de Cabinet; correspondence and documents forwarded to the Security Council; and congratulatory letters to world leaders and diplomats from the Secretary-General on their election or appointment. In addition, the records contain notes and meetings of the Policy Committee and the Senior Management Group; reports of the Staff-Management Committee; memoranda and correspondence dealing with nomination, selection, appointment or renewal of special advisers and other United Nation employees; staff requests for approval of participation in activities outside of the United Nations, including the acceptance of awards or honours; staff travel authorization requests; financial disclosure requests; official notes dealing with office procedure and policy; and Senior Managers� Compacts. Processing Archivists: Alex Gelfand, Virginia Pastor Volume: 38 boxes"

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson's Activities

"S-1945 contains records detailing the daily activities of Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, who held his position from 1 July 2012 to 31 December 2016. The records primarily consist of chronological files and contain correspondence; invitations; congratulatory letters; talking points and background information; and speeches. The bulk of records in S-1945 date from 2012 to 2015 and document the daily work and activities of Mr. Eliasson and his support staff in the Office of the Deputy Secretary-General. The ODSG is responsible for drafting, contributing to and clearing press releases, speeches, Q & A's, reports, talking points, background papers, and correspondence of the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General for public events, meetings, and official travel. The records contain a variety of correspondence exchanged between the Deputy Secretary-General and representatives of Member States, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and individuals. There are also drafts of reports cleared by the ODSG before they are submitted to the Secretary-General; and drafts and final versions of speeches given by Mr. Eliasson at events. In addition, there is a small amount of his personal correspondence written in Swedish. The subjects covered in the chronological files address: the refugee crisis and the investigation into the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict; the cholera epidemic in Haiti; peacekeeping operations in Mali, Myanmar, and Somalia; the Israeli-Palestinian peace process; climate change; the Human Rights up Front (HRuF) Initiative; and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and post-2015 development agenda. The records also document the Rule of Law Coordination and Resource Group (RoLCRG), chaired by Mr. Eliasson and supported by the Rule of Law Unit of the ODSG. These records contain reports; correspondence and memoranda; as well as speeches on the principle of the rule of law as defined in the United Nations Charter. S-1945 also contains notes from Mr. Eliasson's meetings and telephone calls with Heads of State, representatives of Member States, and United Nations staff, including the Secretary-General and the Chef de Cabinet. Among the topics documented in these meetings are: the Hammarskjold Commission's investigation into the death of former Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold; the crisis in Syria; rule of law; the post-2015 development agenda; and the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC). There are also update notes for the Secretary-General as well as statements issued to the press by the spokesperson of the Secretary-General following approval of the Deputy Secretary-General. Processing Archivists: Virginia Pastor, Aleksandr Gelfand, Emily Pagano, Tara Strongosky Volume: 45 boxes"

Issues (2007-2010)

"The records in S-1955 document the work of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) and the United Nations System regarding issues of armed and political conflict, human rights situations, and terrorism, as well as social matters. The records date from 2007 through 2010, and are arranged chronologically and by subject. The records consist primarily of correspondence; memoranda; official notes; invitations; statements of the Secretary-General; and reports. In 2011, the EOSG adopted a new records classification scheme that contains records for the remainder of the Secretary-General's term. Records similar to those in S-1955 are also found within S-1959: Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) - Central Files (2011-2016). The records focus on trouble areas in the following regions, countries, and territories: African region; Central America; Republic of Cyprus; Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Eritrea; Republic of Iraq; Kashmir; State of Kuwait; Korean Peninsula; the Middle East; and Western Sahara. A majority of records address peace talks, negotiation of peace agreements, and confidence-building measures (CBMs), including talks between the Government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA); Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders; Syria and Israel; and Iraq and Kuwait. In addition, some records pertain to border, territorial, and diplomatic disputes, such as those between Equatorial Guinea and Gabon; Eritrea and Djibouti; Republic of Guatemala and Belize; Republic of Colombia-Republic of Ecuador-Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Lebanese Republic and Syrian Republic; State of Palestine and State of Israel; Gaza Strip and southern Israel; and the Government of Morocco and Frente Polisario, regarding Western Sahara. The records also document security and humanitarian situations in eastern Chad and the northeastern Central African Republic, including movements of refugees and of internally displaced persons and detail progress in creating security conditions conducive to their voluntary repatriation; the transfer of Kuwaiti prisoners of war (POW), and the return of property from Iraq. Records documenting human rights situations focus on countries such as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK); Republic of Cyprus; and Republic of Cuba. Documentation associated with the Middle East contain the records of United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF); United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL); United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO); United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC); and United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC). In addition, there are records pertaining to the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE); United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP); and United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). Some records in this series document terrorism and contain summaries of meetings of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1373 (2001) concerning Counter-Terrorism and of the earlier Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1267 (1999) concerning Al-Qaida and the Taliban and associated individuals and entities; as well as the efforts of the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF). In addition, there are condolence letters to the Secretary-General regarding the Algiers bombing, 11 December 2007. A small portion of records detail the investigation and provide updates related to the bombing. S-1955 contains records on social matters including the advancement of women and gender equality; climate change; Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); sustainable development; ageing; disabled persons; and youth. These records concern the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC); Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW); United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW); conferences, forums, and summits regarding youth; Commission on Sustainable Development; United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD); Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation; and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Processing Archivist: Corinne O'Connor Volume: 14 boxes"

Inter-Agency Relations (2007-2010)

"The records in S-1957 document the coordination of work between the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) and the regional economic commissions; funds; programmes; specialized agencies; research and training institutes; councils; committees; and other entities of the United Nations System. The series contains records from a variety of internal and external agencies and organizations including: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); World Health Organization (WHO); Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UNHABITAT); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations International School (UNIS); Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); World Food Programme (WFP); Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA); United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC); United Nations University (UNU); and the University for Peace (UPEACE); United Nations System Chief Executive Board for Coordination (CEB); International Criminal Court of Justice (ICJ); International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR); International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA); United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); Joint Inspection Unit (JIU); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA); United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE); World Trade Organization (WTO); International Criminal Court (ICC); International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). The records date from 2007 through 2010, and are arranged chronologically and therein by subject. The records of S-1957 contain correspondence; memoranda; official notes; invitations and responses; requests for meetings; summaries and updates concerning meetings, conferences, and the progress of work. In addition, there are records pertaining to United Nations commemorations, medals and recognition programmes, such as the International Day of Peace and the Nobel Peace. Within this series, the Resident Coordinator System (RCS) records are distinctive from the others because it is managed by UNDP, and its function is carried by the UNDP Resident Representative on behalf of the entire United Nations System. As the designated representative of the Secretary-General, the Resident Coordinator is the leader of the UN Country Team (UNCT) and plays a central role in coordinating the development operations of the United Nations and ensuring alignment with national priorities. At the end of the calendar year, each UNCT reports on the results it has achieved based on its annual work plan, using the Resident Coordinator's Annual Report format. S-1957 contains these reports, which usually include a letter to the Secretary-General summarizing the team's work and highlighting significant achievements, a results table and an annual work plan for the following year. In addition, there are also letters to Heads of State concerning the designation of Resident Coordinators/UNDP Resident Representatives from the Secretary-General; and correspondence pertaining to the selection of United Nations Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative positions. In 2011, the EOSG adopted a new records classification scheme that contains records for the remainder of the Secretary-General's term. Records similar to those in S-1957 are also found within S-1959: Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) - Central Files (2011-2016). Processing Archivist: Corinne O'Connor Volume: 31 boxes"

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