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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (2007-2016) Series
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Personnel (2007-2015)

"S-1948 contains personnel records of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG). These records include: personnel files of United Nations top echelon staff; recruitment files for senior candidates and senior posts; and memoranda and reports documenting general personnel matters and special issues. The records date from 1978 to 2016, with the bulk dating from 2007-2015. UN top echelon personnel records detail the employment history of Under-Secretary-General (USG) and Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) level posts; as well as Executive Directors; Director-Generals; Executive Secretaries; and Special Representatives of the Secretary-General (SRSG). S-1948 also contains personnel files of top echelon from the following UN offices and organs: United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) United National Office in Vienna (UNOV); United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO); and United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The records of top echelon staff are arranged alphabetically and comprise: contracts and correspondence from the date of hire; letters of appointment; extension of appointments; job descriptions and vacancy announcements; terms of reference; condolence letters; recommendation letters; end of mission reports; financial disclosure forms; press releases; travel arrangements and authorization requests; speaking notes; and audit reports. Other records in S-1948 document the recruitment of senior candidates and senior posts. While senior candidates worked at the USG and ASG levels, senior posts refer to senior professional candidates at the D-1 and D-2 levels. These records include: notes of interview panels; curricula vitae; vacancy announcements; personal history forms; performance reviews; Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) audit reports; as well as recommendation letters and nominations from Member States, organizations and individuals. These files also contain reports and memoranda of the Senior Review Group, an advisory body composed of senior United Nations officials at the USG and ASG levels who review and provide recommendations to the Secretary-General for selections of staff to all positions at the D-2 level. S-1948 also contains records documenting the work of the Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM), Office of the Ombudsman and Mediation Services (UNOMS) and the United Nations Staff System College (UNSSC). These records consist of memoranda and reports on management reform in OHRM; recruitment of the UN Ombudsman; and annual reports of UNOMS. A small portion of records pertains to special issues, including the status of women in the UN system and the safety and security of UN personnel through the work of the Department of Safety and Security (DSS). The records consist of memoranda that document: security standards practiced by United Nations missions and field operations; legal protection of UN and associated personnel; and incidents of hostility and violence, such as death threats, kidnappings, physical assault and theft. Processing Archivists: Matthew Aull, Audrey Belanger, Corinne O'Connor, Virginia Pastor Volume: 76 boxes"

Secretariat Departments (2007-2010)

"The United Nations Secretariat is one of the main organs of the United Nations and organized along departmental lines, with each department or office having a distinct area of action and responsibility. Offices and departments coordinate with each other to ensure cohesion as they carry out the day-to-day work of the UN in offices and duty stations around the world. At the head of the UN Secretariat is the Secretary-General who resides in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG). S-1953 documents the relationship between the EOSG and the departments and offices of the UN Secretariat during the tenure of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The records relate to 23 departments and offices of the UN Secretariat: Office of the Deputy Secretary-General (ODSG); Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA); Department of Field Security (DFS); Department of General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM); Department of Management (DM); Department of Political Affairs (DPA); Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO); Department of Public Information (DPI); Department of Safety and Security (DSS); Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS); Office of Legal Affairs (OLA); Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA); Office of Information and Communication Technology (OICT); Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA); Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS); Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide (OSAPG); Office of the Special Representative on the Violence Against Children; Oil-For-Food Programme (OFFP); Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO); United Nations office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC);United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP); Office at Nairobi (UNON), United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), and the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV). The series dates from 2007 to 2010 and is arranged alphabetically by department or office and therein chronologically. The records contain correspondence and memoranda documenting appointments and nominations; updates to the Secretary-General on political situations; departmental updates from Under-Secretary-Generals (USGs); reports produced by Secretariat departments and offices; legal opinions and advice from OLA; invitations and requests for meetings with the Secretary-General; meeting notes and minutes; drafts of invitations sent on behalf of the Secretary-General; drafts of press releases and statements; and reports to the General Assembly and Security Council authored by Secretariat departments and offices and submitted to the EOSG for approval by the Secretary-General. The records of DM contain files on the travel of senior officials; budgets and lists of financial contributions from Member States maintained by the Office of Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts (OPPBA); and correspondence and memoranda documenting the work of the Office of Central Support Services (OCSS) and the Capital Master Plan (CMP). They also include correspondence and memoranda pertaining to appointments and staff recruitment; financial management; and day-to-day operations of the UN Secretariat. Records related to DGACM consist of planning material for sessions and meetings of the General Assembly; requests from Member States for bilateral meetings with the Secretary-General; and daily summaries of the General Debate for the 62nd-65th sessions of the General Assembly. The DPA files contain reports of political missions; updates on international political situations; official correspondence exchanged between the Secretary-General and the Security Council; reports on activities and proceedings of formal meetings, informal consultations and private debates of the Security Council; and project proposals for the Trust Fund for Preventive Action. The DPKO records contain update notes and progress reports for the Secretary-General detailing peacekeeping operations and field missions, including the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), United Nations�African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), and United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC). In addition, the records consist of briefings and requests for meetings with Special Envoys and Special Representatives of the Secretary-General, as well as DPKO�s recommendations for the Secretary-General�s September Programme during the General Debate of the General Assembly. S-1953 also contains OIOS reports documenting audits of Secretariat departments, offices and field missions; investigations into staff misconduct; as well as semi-annual reports on the implementation of OIOS recommendations. Other records in the series document the work on UNODA, which contain files on non-proliferation treaties; the use of chemical and biological weapons; as well as resolutions adopted by the Conference on Disarmament and reports on the work of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters. In addition, there are also records that document the work within the EOSG consisting of draft press statements attributable to the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General; decisions and records of discussions of the Senior Management Group (SMG), Management Committee, and Policy Committee; and the first letter of the Secretary-General sent to Heads of State. 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-1953 are also found within S-1959: Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) - Central Files (2011-2016). Processing Archivists: Virginia Pastor Volume: 86 boxes"

Secretary-General Personal

"S-1951 contains records that are personal in nature or that relate to matters of importance to the non-professional obligations of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. This series contains correspondence with VIPs and personal friends of the Secretary-General and includes invitations extended to him for cultural events and letters in which people express their views of the United Nations and global issues. The VIP correspondence also includes letters exchanged between the Secretary-General and former Secretary-General Kofi Annan. This series also contains official condolence letters sent by the Secretary-General to relatives and friends of recently deceased persons within the United Nations System; correspondence with Member States on the occasion of the death of persons serving with UN missions and field operations; and letters of condolence sent to heads of state after the occurrence of a natural disaster. In addition, there are also condolence letters related to the 2009 attack of the Bakhtar guest house in Kabul, Afghanistan; the 2010 earthquake in Haiti; and the 2011 terrorist attack and bombing of the UN building in Abuja, Nigeria. Other records in this series include: congratulatory messages to and well wishes for the Secretary-General upon his election and re-election to the post from colleagues, governments and the general public; holiday messages; honours and titles offered to the Secretary-General by universities and organizations; and thank you notes for gifts given to the Secretary-General. Processing Archivist: Virginia Pastor Volume: 9 boxes"

Secretary-General's Activities

"The records in S-1943 detail the daily activities of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon from 2007 to 2016. The records are arranged chronologically and contain chronological files; schedules of daily appointments; notes of meetings and telephone conversations; talking points; invitations; messages and requests. The chronological files consist of outgoing correspondence from the Secretary-General from 2007 to 2016. The records address subjects including: climate change, chemical weapons; global health; the crisis in Syria; the Middle East peace process; Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda; as well as UN peacekeeping operations, such as United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA); United Nations Operation in C�te d�Ivoire (UNOCI); United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH); and United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). Outgoing correspondence is addressed from the Secretary-General to heads of state and government, representatives of Member States, United Nations top echelon, Special Advisers and Special Representatives of the Secretary-General, and the Presidents of the Security Council and General Assembly. These records include: letters of appointment and extension; condolence letters sent to Member States and next of kin of deceased UN personnel; invitations to representatives of Member States for UN events; thank you letters following trips; and letters of congratulations to newly elected heads of state and government. A small portion of the chronological files contain meeting minutes of the Policy Committee of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG), as well as signed decisions of the Secretary-General. S-1943 also contains schedules of daily appointments, which detail the Secretary-General's itinerary for daily meetings; briefings; phone conferences; and events with heads of state and government; high-level officials of governments; top echelon and senior officials of UN offices, departments, agencies and organs; and representatives of organizations. The records also include notes from the Secretary-General's meetings and telephone conversations and provide a list of participants, as well as key points raised; summaries of discussions; and follow-up actions from previous meetings. The series documents talking points created for the Secretary-General's meetings and phone conferences that provide background information on relevant political issues, as well as questions and points to be raised by the Secretary-General. Additionally, the talking points include remarks and speeches delivered at conferences, events and press encounters, including: opening remarks for the meeting with the Geneva Group (December 2013); press encounter with President Shimon Peres of Israel in Jerusalem (16 August 2013); and the Secretary-General's address to the General Assembly in New York (24 September 2013). There is a small portion of talking points prepared for the Secretary-General's bilateral meetings during the 62nd session of the General-Assembly, as well as 4 boxes of talking points prepared for the Secretary-General's trips in 2014. S-1943 contains invitations and requests from 2007 to 2011 and sent to the Secretary-General requesting his attendance at events sponsored by Member States, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), the private sector, and individuals. These records include photocopies and originals of invitations as well as responses issued by the EOSG on behalf of the Secretary-General. The records also document: correspondence arranging UN representation at events the Secretary-General was not able to attend; programmes and concept papers for events; speeches delivered at events by the Secretary-General or his representative; transcripts of video messages; prefaces and introductions to UN-produced publications; correspondence exchanged between the Scheduling Office of the EOSG and event organizers; and requests for bilateral meetings. Accepted and refused invitations are arranged alphabetically and therein chronologically, while invitations issued to representatives of the Secretary-General and requests for video messages, forwards and meetings are arranged chronologically. Events documented in these records include: various model UN conferences; inaugurations of heads of state; the commemoration of Dag Hammarskjold's death (2011); World Refugee Day Nansen Lecture (2011); International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (2010); International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (2009); UN Day Concert (2008); and the 15th Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (2007). The files in S-1943 also capture daily update notes from the Political Unit of the EOSG documenting international conflicts and political situations. The update notes in S-1943 are the Secretary-General's personal copies and contain his initials, annotations and notes. There are also a small amount of code cables sent to the EOSG with updates from various UN peacekeeping operations, including the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI); Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL); and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Matthew Aull, Audrey Belanger, Aleksandr Gelfand, Corinne O'Connor, Emily Pagano, Virginia Pastor Volume: 159 boxes"

Secretary-General's Trips

"S-1942 contains records documenting the official travel of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon dating from 2007 to 2011. The records are arranged chronologically and consist primarily of briefing materials, thank you letters, press releases, and trip books. The trip books contain: press releases regarding the Secretary-General's activities while traveling; travel itineraries; programme information; background briefings; minutes and reports of meetings attended by the Secretary-General; biographical profiles of officials; talking points for the Secretary-General's meetings; and remarks and speeches given by the Secretary-General at events. From 2012 to 2016 trip books were created in an electronic format and as of August 2017 are not yet available for research. The Secretary-General's official travels comprise visits to all continents for a number of events and meetings including: the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony; United Nations Conferences on Climate Change in Poznan, Poland (2008) and Copenhagen, Denmark (2009); Haiti Donors' Conference in Washington, DC (2009); Arab League Summit in Doha, Qatar (2009); 11th Summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Dakar, Senegal (2008); and United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Global Forum in Madrid, Spain (2008). The Secretary-General also attended events regularly including: the African Union Summit; meetings and summits of the G-8 and G-20; and meetings of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB). S-1942 also contains code cables sent to the Secretary-General and his delegation from the United Nations Headquarters in New York (UNHQ) while abroad. Code cables are a compilation of documents for the Secretary-General's attention, information, and approval, and include daily itemized lists of incoming correspondence. These files contain official notes from the Political Unit of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) and the Department of Political Affairs (DPA); letters and statements from Member States; and documents for the Secretary-General's approval, including statements attributable to the Spokesperson. The records also document code cables sent to UNHQ containing the Secretary-General's responses. Processing Archivists: Matthew Aull, Corinne O'Connor, Virginia Pastor Volume: 62 boxes"

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