- 1971 - 1977
Series comprises the documented record of the Secretary-General's involvement in peacekeeping, diplomacy, and humanitarian assistance coordination in the region of India, West Pakistan, and East Pakistan (the latter two subsequently Pakistan and Bangladesh). Represented are the following United Nations missions: UNEPRO, UNROB, and UNROD (United Nations East Pakistan Relief Operation, United Nations Relief Operation in Bangladesh, and United Nations Relief Operation in Dacca). Records include correspondence with the appointed focal point of the humanitarian operations, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the participating organizations (UNICEF, WFP, FAO, WHO, and League of Red Cross Societies). Correspondents include numerous senior UN officials and heads-of-state including Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (President of Pakistan), Sheik Mujibur Rahman (Prime Minister of Bangladesh), and Indira Gandhi (Prime Minister of India). Arranged in the following broad categories: general subject files on relief and peacekeeping matters, clear cables, Chronological files (Pakistan files contain correspondence between Bhutto and Gandhi), and United Nations documents on the admission to the United Nations of the new nation of Bangladesh.
Variations in title: Previously called 'Political matters : India, Pakistan, Bangladesh'
Source of title: Title based on function and contents