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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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United Nations Yemen Observation Mission (UNYOM)

Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972 : Bunche)

Series consists of code and clear cables, letters, memoranda, reports, newspaper clippings and selected United Nations documents relating relating to the implementation of the disengagement agreement signed by Egypt and Saudi Arabia, General Assembly and Security Council meetings, operations, allegations on the use of poison gas, request for military assistance, recruitment of military observers, military instrcutions, Ralph Bunche's visit to Sanaa as the Secetary-General's personal representatives, Lt. Gen. Carl von Horn's trip to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Kingdom and and functioning of the mission, the resignation of

Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972 : Bunche)

Series consists of code and clear cables, letters, memoranda, reports, newspaper clippings and selected United Nations documents relating relating to the implementation of the disengagement agreement signed by Egypt and Saudi Arabia, General Assembly and Security Council meetings, operations, allegations on the use of poison gas, request for military assistance, recruitment of military observers, military instrcutions, Ralph Bunche's visit to Sanaa as the Secetary-General's personal representatives, Lt. Gen. Carl von Horn's trip to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Kingdom and and functioning of the mission, the resignation of

United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) - Administration and Operations Reports

Series consists of reports submitted to the Executive Assistant (Andrew Cordier), and later to the Under Secretary-General (Bunche), by the Chief Military Observer (typescript), reporting on all aspects of UNMOGIP. The administration reports, which were issued monthly (January 1951 to October 1953), report on the numbers of observers and changes in personnel, as well as on their medical problems, and on other matters such as equipment, flights, transportation, and communications. The operations reports, issued twice per month (numbered 1 through 356, dated November 1950 to September 1965), contain summaries of complaints and incidents. Arranged by type of report.

United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea (UNCURK) - Correspondence - Principal Secretary

Series early records are those of Andrew Cordier, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General, and later records those of Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Records types include letters and a wide variety of attachments, including numbered code cables, new clippings, 15 photographs, and United Nations documents, (including some 1958 "Summaries of developments", mimeographed), relating to UNCURK. Documented are political and economic developments in Korea, including civilian problems, and proceedings of the Committee of UNCURK. The photographs, various sizes, include group portraits of UNCURK members, UNCURK sites, and United Nations Day ceremonies. Correspondents include C.V. Narasimhan, Secretary General Trygve Lie, and the UNCURK Principal Secretary. Arranged chronologically.

Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - Commission for Eritrea records

Series consists of letters (primarily originals), memoranda, clear cables, numbered code cables, speeches (copies), some commission minutes, Commission reports (originals), drafts of Eritrean constitution, a map of Eritrea, and United Nations documents relating to the UN Commission for Eritrea. Documented are updates on Commission's progress, updates on Eritrea political events, updates on the UN Tribunal in Eritrea activities, the Commission's finances and personnel matters. Correspondents include Andrew W. Cordier, Secretary-General Trygve Lie, and the Commission's Principal Secretaries (P.J. Schmidt, Egon Ranshofen-Wertheimer and Eduardo Anze Matienzo). Arranged in broad subject categories.

Middle East missions and commissions - records

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.

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) - Mixed Armistice Commission (MAC) records

Series created and maintained until 1961 by Andrew Cordier, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General, and subsequently by Ralph Bunche, the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs who also served as Acting Mediator for Palestine. Records include correspondence, statistics, photographs, incoming and outgoing clear cables, and reports relating to the activities of the Mixed Armistice Commissions (MAC's): Israel-Syria MAC (ISMAC), Israel-Lebanon MAC (ILMAC), Egypt-Israel MAC (EIMAC), and Hashemite Jordan Kingdom-Israel MAC (HJK-I-MAC). Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjold, and U Thant, as well as Israeli ambassador Abba Eban, UNTSO Chiefs-of-Staff William Riley, Vagn Bennike, E.L.M. Burns, Carl C. von Horn, and Odd Bull. Arranged by commission, and therein by subject.

First United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF I) - subject files

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.

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Congolese National Army (ANC)

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General (1946-1961: Cordier) Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing code cables, reports, correspondence, newsclippings, etc. and includes an organizational chart for ANC training and modernization under the United Nations umbrella, resolutions regarding ANC training, issues surrounding ONUC's role and the ANC in Katanga -- specifically the relationship between the Katanga gendarmerie, ANC, and ONUC. Correspondents include Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Officer-in-Charge B. F. Osorio-Tafall, and Major-General Christian R. Kaldager.

Accession Number: 75/7

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Ralph Bunche's Trips

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General (1946-1961: Cordier) Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche)

Series consists of reports, incoming and outgoing clear cables, correspondence, briefing papers, press conference transcripts, press releases, itineraries, and notes from meetings relating to Ralph Bunche's trips to the Congo during the spring/summer of 1960, fall 1962, and winter 1963. During these trips, Bunche represented the Secretary-General or acted as a consultant during the decolonization process. Correspondents include Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, and Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba.

Accession Number: 75/7

Actual Linear Feet: 1/2

United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) - Code Cables

Series created and maintained by Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General Andrew Cordier until 1961, and subsequently by Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche. Documented are administrative matters as well as cease-fire and border violation incidents. Records are incoming and outgoing code cables. Correspondents include Officer of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General Leo Malania, Chief Military Observer Lieutenant-General H. R. Nimmo, Under Secretary and Director of General Services David Vaughan, Principal Secretary of UNCIP Alfred Colban, and Chakravati Narasimhan. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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