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United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) (1946-present) Series
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Trusteeship - subject files

UN. Chef de Cabinet - 1961-1973: Narasimhan
Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs - 1962-1967: Narasimhan

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, committee reports, clear and code - numbered and unnumbered cables, press releases, and United Nations documents relating to the department of Trusteeship. Subject areas include the independence of colonial peoples, issues surrounding the appointment of the United Nations commissioner for Namibia, the Portuguese territories, and Secretariat action on the consensus of the joint meeting of United Nations bodies concerned with South Africa. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Trusteeship and Non-self Governing Territories I.S. Jermakoye.

Accession numbers: A/538, 67/184, 74/74.

See also records series # S-0199.

Administration issues - Personnel - subject files

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports and United Nations documents relating to personnel and staff matters at headquarters and overseas. Subject categories relate to employment applications and appointments, employee terminations with special circumstances leading to departmental investigations, staff housing, intern programs, staff missing in action, pension plan, Personnel Selection Committee reports, and salaries and contracts. Correspondents include Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold; Leo Malania, Executive Assistant to the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General; D.B. Vaughan, Under-Secretary and Director of General Services; and W. Stoneman, Special Advisor to the Secretary-Genera.

Accession numbers: A/384, 62/1104, A/399, 63/431, A/212, 62/1106, A/211, 62/1107, A/85, A/498, 74/19.

Secretariat departments and offices - subject files

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, clear cables and United Nations documents relating to the administration of departments and offices at headquarters and overseas including Administrative and Financial Services, Appeals Board, Conferences and General Services, Economic Affairs, Field Service, Geneva Office, Legal Department, Public Information, Protocol and Liaison, Shanghai Office, Washington D.C. Office, Social Affairs, Press, and Trusteeship Council. Subject areas cover organization and responsibilities of departments and offices, progress reports to the Secretary-General, facilities management, budget matters and communications. Correspondents include Secretary-General Trygve Lie; A. Sweetser, Director of Washington D.C. United Nations Information Centre; W. Stoneman, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General; Brian Urquhart, Personal Assistant to the Secretary-General and later Senior Officer to Ralph Bunche who was an Under-Secretary-General without a department; D.B. Vaughan, Under-Secretary and Director of General Services; M.H. Hill, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General; and A.H. Feller, General Counsel and Principal Director of the Legal Department.

Accession numbers: A/212, 62/1106, A/399, 63/431, A/211, 62/1107, A/399, A/384, 62/1104

International University subject files

UN. Chef de Cabinet - 1961-1973

Series consists of papers, magazine articles, feasibility studies, employment applications, reports and correspondence relating to the establishment of International University. Documented are discussions of possible curriculum, World Conference on Role of the University in the Quest for Peace, correspondence with various international private organizations, such as Association Internationale des Universites, Association Internationale pour le Development de l'Universite Mondiale, The Canadian Home and School and Parent Teacher Association, East-West Center and University of Hawaii, Ecole Internationale de Genève, International Center for Theoretical Physics, Kettering Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Friends College. Files were created by First Officer Yasushi Akashi.
Correspondents include the heads of the international organizations, and Consultants to Secretary-General Arthur Lall and Martin Hill.

Financial Services - subject files

Series documents budgetary questions, annual budget estimates, staff appointments, travel standards, financial crisis and need for budgetary restraint, public contributions, and Article 19 - including Working Group of 21. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, clear cables, statistical and narrative annual and budget reports, meetings minutes, newspaper clippings, and United Nations official documents relating to financial services. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Controller Bruce Turner, Assistant Secretary-General for Inter-Agency Affairs I. Kittani, and Under-Secretary-General for Administration and Management H.K. Matthews. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Political issues - subject files

Series consists of correspondence and memoranda, incoming and outgoing code cables, newspaper clippings and UN documents on various political issues and events. Subjects include the detention of United States flyers in China, dispute between Cuba and the Dominican Republic, the sentencing of Czechoslovakian leaders, Persian oil crisis, Spanish question, Sudan-Egyptian border dispute, question of Tibet, and Yemeni and United Kingdom dispute. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie and Dag Hammarskjold; Leo Malania, Executive Assistant to the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General; D. Protitch, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Security Council Affair; Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General - without a department; and A. Sobolev, Assistant Secretary -General for Department of Security Council Affairs. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Accession numbers: A/399, 63/431, A/588, A/85, A/212, 62/1106, A/498, A/384, 62/1104, 72/88

Conferences and meetings - records

Series consists of correspondence and memoranda, incoming and outgoing code cables, reports, maps, newspaper clippings and United Nations documents. The conferences and commissions attended by top United Nations officials relate to various issues including disarmament, atomic energy, nuclear weapon tests, surprise attacks, and world peace. Among the highlights are the Geneva Conference, Central American Conference, Discontinuance of Nuclear Weapons Test Conference, and the Tenth Inter-American Conference of the Organization of American States. Correspondents include Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold; D. Protitch, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Security Council Affairs; and Brian Urquhart, Senior Officer to Under-Secretary-General Ralph Bunche - without a department. Arranged alphabetically by name of conference or meeting.

Accession numbers: A/498, A/212, 62/1106, 72/88

Executive Office - Other Officials - subject files

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1946-1961:Cordier

Series consists of documents created by various officials of the S-G's Executive office. The files of Raoul Aglion contain the UN documents, notes, reports and correspondence documenting the expert assistance to Europe in 1946, - reflecting Aglion's involvement in Economic Reconstruction and Special Studies Division of Department of Economic Affairs and organizational issues, such as the allocation of top-ranking posts, secretariat organization etc created during Aglion's tenure in S-G Executive Office in 1946-1948.
The files of William Stoneman, Special Advisor to S-G contain the clear cables and other correspondence related to trips of S-G Trygve Lie. Also included is correspondence from Gunnar Myrdal, the Executive Secretary of Economic Commission for Europe to Secretaries-General Trygve Lie and Dag Hammarskjold.

Social matters - 800 series - numbered subject files

Series relates to the administration of social policies such as human rights issues - including apartheid in South Africa, disaster assistance activities, and reconstruction emergency assistance. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, commercial publications, press releases, newspaper clippings, United Nations official documents and clear cables. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Deputy Chef de Cabinet and later Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz-Bennett, and Director of the Division of Human Rights Marc Schreiber. Arranged in numbered subject categories.

Technical assistance - 1000 series - numbered subject files

Series relates to technical improvement projects such as the Mekong Project - Vietnam, development of Lumbini in Nepal, activities of the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East, and Ambassador Herbert de Ribbing's activities on Thailand and Cambodia. Records include correspondence, memoranda, committee notices and meeting reports, reports of conversations with diplomats, press briefings, and clear cables relating to the internal administration and coordination of technical assistance. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs Philippe de Seynes, Secretary of the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East U Nyun, Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Cambodia and Thailand Ambassador Herbert de Ribbing, and Director of the Department of Special Fund Operations Arthur Goldschmidt. Arranged in numbered subject categories.

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