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Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim (1972-1981) Series
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Correspondence - Heads-of-State, Governments, Representatives and Observers

Series documents the Secretary-General's communications with the heads-of-states and representatives to the United Nations. This series comprises those member states case files which document the official relationships within the United Nations as an organization. Deaths of and assination attempts on heads-of-state are documented, as are some of the more salient crises of the period, such as the Iran/Iraq war and the diplomat hostage taking in Iran. The incoming correspondence of most heads-of-state is included. Writing on behalf of the Secretary-General are senior officials such as the Chef-de-Cabinet, the Under-Secretary-General for Political and General Assembly Affairs, the Assistant Secretary-General for Special Political Questions, and the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Decolonization. Arranged alphabetically by country.

Series documents the Secretary-General's communications with the heads-of-states and representatives to the United Nations. This series comprises those member states case files which document the official relationships within the United Nations as an organization. Deaths of and assination attempts on heads-of-state are documented, as are some of the more salient crises of the period, such as the Iran/Iraq war and the diplomat hostage taking in Iran. The incoming correspondence of most heads-of-state is included. Writing on behalf of the Secretary-General are senior officials such as the Chef-de-Cabinet, the Under-Secretary-General for Political and General Assembly Affairs, the Assistant Secretary-General for Special Political Questions, and the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Decolonization. Arranged alphabetically by country.

Principal Organs - General Assembly

Series contains the General Assembly session files (the 26th Session to the 36th Session, as well as the 6th Special Session to the 11th Special Session). Records are primarily UN documents, with additional subfiles containing correspondence, handwritten notes, press releases, and so forth. Appended is a set of files on the "Permanent Representatives of United Nations Member States". Arranged in the following broad categories (and therein chronologically, numbered by meeting): General Assembly Sessions (regular and special), then a set of "exxcerpts from verbatim records", and finally the chronological set of files concerning "Permanent Representatives of United Nations Member States".

Specialized Agencies

Series documents the liaison of the Secretary-General with the specialized agencies of the United Nations: the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Universal Postal Union (UPU), the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank), the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the World Meterological Organization (WMO). Records include correspondence, handwritten notes, news clippings, etc. Arranged alphabetically by organization.

Subsidiary Bodies

Series documents the liaison of the Secretary-General with the subsidiary bodies of the United Nations and other related bodies: the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Disaster Relief Coordinator (UNDRO), the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations International School (UNIS), the United Nations Institute for Training (UNITAR), the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA), the United Nations University (UNU), and the University for Peace. Records include correspondence, handwritten notes, speeches, UN documents, etc. Arranged alphabetically by organization, and therein chronologically.

Commissions, Committees, and Conferences

Series documents the liaison of the Secretary-General with international conferences, with a variety of human rights organizations, with the regional economic and social commissions, and with various high level administrative and ad hoc committees. The administrative committees include several bodies of which the Secretary-General was the chairman: the Administrative Committee on Co-ordination, the Committee for Programme and Co-ordination, and the Joint Inspection Unit. Records include correspondence, official documents, press releases, etc. Arranged in the following sequence: conferences and congresses, commissions, and committees.

Special Programmes

Series documents the Secretary-General's involvement in a variety of programs and issues, including Apartheid, disasters, narcotic drugs, environment, food programs, hijackings, terrorism, among others. Records include correspondence, memoranda, official documents, etc. Arranged in a general alphabetical file title sequence.

Previous series title: Relations with United Nations special programs

Public Relations and the Press

Series contains press documentation, including the Office/Department of Public Information (DPI) daily press briefings, UN-or-member-nation-related press clippings compiled by DPI, and reviews of the English (and German) language press. Also included is a set of files on United Nations Day planning and communication. Records are primarily official documents and clippings, with some correspondence (the latter relating largely to United Nations Day). Arranged in sets of files, no particular order.

Correspondence - Outside Organizations and Individuals

Series consists of correspondence with high profile individuals, public figures and outside organizations, as well as "Protests, petitions, comments" from the general public worldwide. Records include holiday and birthday greetings, thank you notes, condolences, speaking invitations, and invitations to various events. Arranged in two alphabetical sequences followed by miscellaneous files, and finally, the "Protests" etc.

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