- 1978 - 1988
UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1970-1978: Guyer; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1981-1988: Cordovez; 1986-1992: Goulding)
Series consists of numbered and unnumbered code cables, clear cables and situation reports documenting the progress of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). Clear and code cables include reports of air violations, attacks on UN vehicles, rotations of battalions, and incident reports; expenditure information and personnel related correspondence (including repatriation, medical and disciplinary actions); humanitarian relief work; and observer difficulties and border violations. Situation reports include general assessments of situation, restriction of movement and ground/logistical activity. Subjects include interaction with PLO officials Abu Walid, Hani El-Hassan and Abu Ahmed and the escalation of the situation in Beirut. Correspondents include UNTSO Chief of Staff Brig.-Gen. E. A. Erskine; UNMEM Chief Coordinator Lieut.-Gen. E. Siilasvuo; Field Officers H. E. F. Nielsen and J. O'Callaghan; and Chairman Ilmac (Beirut).
Accession number: 1989/027
Actual series size: 36 boxes