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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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Missions and Commissions Records (DAG-13)

contains UNTSO (1950-present), UNTPC (1948) and UNOGIL (1958) working files (DAG-13).

UNTPC:
The Commission's task was to supervise the truce between Arab and Jewish communities. It lasted from April to June 1948.
Included are a copy from the agreement concerning "No Man's Land" in Jerusalem, concluded and signed by the opposing parties on June 16, 1948 during the first truce which began on June 11, 1948; maps of the areas in Jerusalem referred to in the above agreement; and miscellaneous cables, minutes, memoranda, working papers, notes, and a report on the Palestine Question from the files of Pable de Azacarate.

Representative of the Secretary-General in the Dominican Republic - Jose Antonio Mayobre

Series consists of administrative files of Jose Antonio Mayobre, Representative of the Secretary-General in the Dominican Republic (Repdom), established in 1965 by S/RES/203 (1965).

Records consist mostly of subject files containing primarily correspondence and reports, drafts of reports, cables, and press releases.
These concern the responsibilities of the Reporting Mission of the Representative of the Secretary-General in the Dominican Republic; incidents; visits to prisons by United Nations teams; elections; the cease-fire, 1965, and reports from United States forces of cease-fire violations; and human rights violations.

Some correspondence is with United Nations Headquarters.
Also included are United Nations Security Council reports, resolutions, and other documents concerning the Dominican Republic;
and miscellaneous correspondence, clippings, maps, reports, and reprints.

Representation of China in the United Nations - Subject Files

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1958-1972: Bunche; 1970-1978: Guyer)

Series consists of two volumes documenting the representation of China in the United Nations. Volumes include cables, memoranda, correspondence, UN documents and reports, including session reports of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN. Volume one is composed of general information / FAQs; volume two targets specific topics, such as the textile industry; the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); the International Labor Organization (ILO); the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative (IGMC); the International Monetary Fund (IMF); the International Communication Union (ICU); the Universal Postal Union (UPU); and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Accession number: 1985/079

Actual series size: 1 box

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Afghan Petitions

UN. Office for the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1974-1985: Urquhart; 1981-1988: Cordovez)

Series consists of the signed petition sheets of nearly one-million individuals that were presented to Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Diego Cordovez by Ambassador Zarif of Afghanistan. Petitions were presented to Cordovez sometime in July, 1982. This series represents a sample from the original four-foot accession. Petitions feature decorative drawings and thumbprints above each signature.

Accession number: 1982/130

Actual series size: 1 box

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United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) - Cables

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1970-1978: Guyer; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar)

Series consists of numbered clear cables, and numbered and unnumbered code cables (incoming and outgoing) documenting the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) mission to supervise the cease-fire between Israel and Egypt. Includes situation reports detailing inspections of Egyptian and Israeli restricted zones; summaries of UNEF activities; and incidents in the Egypt/Israel sector. Other subjects include mine clearing; casualties; supplies, staffing, visits and administrative matters. Correspondents include United Nations Chief Co-ordinator for United Nations Peace-Keeping Missions in the Middle East Lt. Gen. Ensio Siilasvuo; and UNEF Force Commanders Maj. Gen. Rais Abin and Maj. Gen. Bengt Liljestrand.

Accession numbers: 87/005, boxes 19-25; 85/1983, boxes 7-9

Actual series size: 6 boxes

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Assistant Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs - Subject Files

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)

Note: The position of Assistant Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs does not appear in staff lists until 1981, when F. T. Liu is listed as holding that position.
Series consists of materials documenting the work of the UNCC (United Nations Co-Coordinator), UNDOF (United Nations Disengagement Observer Force), and UNTSO (United Nations Truce Supervision Organization). UNCC and UNTSO materials consist of incoming and outgoing numbered code cables; UNDOF materials include incoming and outgoing numbered code cables; military staff lists; casualty and board of inquiry reports; country files (Austria, Canada, Iran, etc.); incident reports and strength and location reports. Subjects include the Christian Armed Forces and Lebanese Christian fellowship; IDF withdrawals from Lebanon; Lebanese border crossings; the crossing of the Alpha line; mine accidents; and the Austrian patrol. Correspondents include Maj.-Gen. L. Koho; UN Emergency Force (UNEF) Force Commander/Chief Co-Coordinator Lt.-Gen. E. Siilasvuo; UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) Chief of Staff B. Liljestrand; and Under-Secretaries General for Special Political Affairs Guyer and Urquhart.
Photographs in this series support casualty files, including the location and condition of the deceased upon discovery. Shepherds shot by the IDF patrol, UNDOF OP 72, and the bodies of Peter Hoermann and Major-Corporal Anton Grasserbauer are among those photographed.
Accession number: 1986/103
Actual series size: 10 boxes
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United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) - Cables

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche; 1959-1961: Narasimhan; 1962-1963: Loutfi; 1963-1964: Protitch; 1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar)

Series consists of numbered and unnumbered code, clear, and only cables (incoming and outgoing) and United Nations documents regarding the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) mission to monitor the cease-fire between India and Pakistan. Subjects include cease-fire violations in Kashmir and Jammu; visits to India and Pakistan by Secretary-General U Thant; local political demonstrations; refugees; military rotation; and administrative and personnel matters. Correspondents include UNMOGIP Chief Military Observers Lt. Gen. Luis Tassara and Lt. Gen. Robert H. Nimmo.

Accession numbers: 84/292, boxes 3 and 7; 87/005, box 26

Actual series size: 4 boxes

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