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S-0164 · Series · 1956 - 1958
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series documents the 1956 war between Israel and Egypt in the Sinai desert and the military action of France and England for control over the Suez Canal, including actions by the UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) and the first UN Emergency Force (UNEF I) during the conflicts. Records include correspondence, press clippings, and cables. Correspondents are Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General Andrew Cordier, UNTSO Acting Chief of Staff Byron V. Leary, and UNEF Chief of Staff E.L.M. Burns. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

S-0158 · Series · 1948 - 1958
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series consists of correspondence, summaries of phone conversations, and incoming and outgoing clear cables, incoming and outgoing code cables. Subjects include armistice negotiations between Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and Jordan, cease-fire arrangements, and Security Council and General Assembly resolutions on the conflicts. Correspondents include Secretary-General Trygve Lie, Assistant to the Executive Assistant Leo Malania, Israeli Ambassador Abba Eban, UN Mediator Count Folke Bernadotte, Acting UN Mediator Ralph Bunche. Arranged chronologically.

S-0207 · Series · 1955 - 1958
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

UN. Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972)

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing clear cables, brochures, memoranda, abstracts, lists of invitees, and statistics. Subjects include the planning and execution of the Second UN Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy (UNICPUAE) held in Geneva, 1-13 September 1958 and include conference speakers and sessions, and relevant agencies. Correspondents include Conference Secretary-General Sigvard Eklund, Brian Urquhart of the Office for Special Political Affairs, and officials with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Accession numbers unknown.

S-0005 · Series · 1948 - 1958
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series consists of letters, clear cables, numbered code cables, UNCIP reports (typescript), press releases, news clippings, and United Nations documents (including UNCIP reports). Relates to UNCIP operations and progress, and UNCIP administration including personnel and financial matters. Correspondents include: Andrew W. Cordier, Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary-General Trygve Lie, Leo Malania, and UNCIP officials including the Principal Secretary Erik Colban, military advisors, and the UN Plebiscite Administrator for Jammu and Kashmir. Arranged in broad subject categories.

UN. Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing code and clear cables, correspondence, memoranda, transcripts, and committee papers. Subjects include the Security Council Subcommittee Mission, created in response to Laotian complaints of Vietnamese incursions. Also included is correspondence to the UN mission to Laos involving administrative issues such as personnel shifts, financial matters, investigations of complaints and interviews of witnesses, protocol and technical assistance, and radio broadcasts. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Dag Hammarskjold, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General Andrew Cordier, Special Officer J.F. Engers, and Special Envoy Sakari Tuomioja.

Accession numbers: A/458; 65/104; A/571.

Actual series size: 4.5 feet

S-0166 · Series · 1958 - 1959
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series consists of cables, correspondence, and reports relating to the activities of the UN Observation Group in Lebanon (UNOGIL), which was set up to monitor internal conflicts between Lebanese political and religious factions. Also includes communications between UNOGIL and other Middle East UN commands, including the UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO). Correspondents include Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Special Representative to Jordan, Pier Spinelli, UNTSO Chief of Staff, Carl C. von Horn, UNOGIL mission leader David Blickenstaff, and the permanent representatives of countries providing troops to UNOGIL. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

S-0165 · Series · 1956 - 1960
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series includes background files on the 1956 conflict, copiees of local troops newsletters, and documents administrative matters. Correspondents include Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, UNEF Commander E. L. M. Burns, UNTSO Acting Chief of Staff Byron V. Leary, Cairo Officer E.S. Reddy, and the permanent representatives of countries supplying troops to UNEF. Arranged alphabetically by subject, and therein chronologically.

S-0159 · Series · 1947 - 1960
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series documents the activities of the Jerusalem Municipal Commissioner, the United Nations Truce Commission, the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP), and the United Nations Palestine Commission (UNPAC), as well as trips made by Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold and others. Records include reports, working papers, correspondence, code and clear cables, and itineraries. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

S-0015 · Series · 1950 - 1961
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series created by Executive Assistant Andrew Cordier, and later by Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Records types are letters, memoranda, clear cables, numbered code cables, mission administrative reports, press releases, press clippings, and United Nations documents relating to the administration of various missions. Missions documented include - UN Commission on the Racial Situation in the Union of South Africa (UNCORS), UN Commission to Investigate Conditions for Free Elections in Germany, and the mission of the Personal Representative of the Secretary-General in Laos. Also included is an observation report on the Togoland Plebiscite by Shiv K. Shastri (copy), one administration clear cable relating to the Cameroons Plebiscite and four administrative clear cables relating to the Accra Plebiscite. Correspondence includes Andrew Cordier, Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, the Principal Secretaries of these missions (inluding J.A. Romanos for UNCORS, and Carl Jakhelin for Laos). Arranged alphabetically.