"The records in S-1943 detail the daily activities of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon from 2007 to 2016. The records are arranged chronologically and contain chronological files; schedules of daily appointments; notes of meetings and telephone conversations; talking points; invitations; messages and requests. The chronological files consist of outgoing correspondence from the Secretary-General from 2007 to 2016. The records address subjects including: climate change, chemical weapons; global health; the crisis in Syria; the Middle East peace process; Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda; as well as UN peacekeeping operations, such as United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA); United Nations Operation in C�te d�Ivoire (UNOCI); United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH); and United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). Outgoing correspondence is addressed from the Secretary-General to heads of state and government, representatives of Member States, United Nations top echelon, Special Advisers and Special Representatives of the Secretary-General, and the Presidents of the Security Council and General Assembly. These records include: letters of appointment and extension; condolence letters sent to Member States and next of kin of deceased UN personnel; invitations to representatives of Member States for UN events; thank you letters following trips; and letters of congratulations to newly elected heads of state and government. A small portion of the chronological files contain meeting minutes of the Policy Committee of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG), as well as signed decisions of the Secretary-General. S-1943 also contains schedules of daily appointments, which detail the Secretary-General's itinerary for daily meetings; briefings; phone conferences; and events with heads of state and government; high-level officials of governments; top echelon and senior officials of UN offices, departments, agencies and organs; and representatives of organizations. The records also include notes from the Secretary-General's meetings and telephone conversations and provide a list of participants, as well as key points raised; summaries of discussions; and follow-up actions from previous meetings. The series documents talking points created for the Secretary-General's meetings and phone conferences that provide background information on relevant political issues, as well as questions and points to be raised by the Secretary-General. Additionally, the talking points include remarks and speeches delivered at conferences, events and press encounters, including: opening remarks for the meeting with the Geneva Group (December 2013); press encounter with President Shimon Peres of Israel in Jerusalem (16 August 2013); and the Secretary-General's address to the General Assembly in New York (24 September 2013). There is a small portion of talking points prepared for the Secretary-General's bilateral meetings during the 62nd session of the General-Assembly, as well as 4 boxes of talking points prepared for the Secretary-General's trips in 2014. S-1943 contains invitations and requests from 2007 to 2011 and sent to the Secretary-General requesting his attendance at events sponsored by Member States, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), the private sector, and individuals. These records include photocopies and originals of invitations as well as responses issued by the EOSG on behalf of the Secretary-General. The records also document: correspondence arranging UN representation at events the Secretary-General was not able to attend; programmes and concept papers for events; speeches delivered at events by the Secretary-General or his representative; transcripts of video messages; prefaces and introductions to UN-produced publications; correspondence exchanged between the Scheduling Office of the EOSG and event organizers; and requests for bilateral meetings. Accepted and refused invitations are arranged alphabetically and therein chronologically, while invitations issued to representatives of the Secretary-General and requests for video messages, forwards and meetings are arranged chronologically. Events documented in these records include: various model UN conferences; inaugurations of heads of state; the commemoration of Dag Hammarskjold's death (2011); World Refugee Day Nansen Lecture (2011); International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (2010); International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (2009); UN Day Concert (2008); and the 15th Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (2007). The files in S-1943 also capture daily update notes from the Political Unit of the EOSG documenting international conflicts and political situations. The update notes in S-1943 are the Secretary-General's personal copies and contain his initials, annotations and notes. There are also a small amount of code cables sent to the EOSG with updates from various UN peacekeeping operations, including the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI); Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL); and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Matthew Aull, Audrey Belanger, Aleksandr Gelfand, Corinne O'Connor, Emily Pagano, Virginia Pastor Volume: 159 boxes"
Series includes records pertaining to the Secretary-General's daily agenda of activities. Documented are the Secretary-General's extensive travels during the entirety of his tenure. Trip files consist of official itineraries and program booklets of the Secretary-General's visit; the Secretary-General's briefing books for countries and cities visited; background notes on topics of importance to groups and organizations with whom the Secretary-General met; program material for summits and conferences the Secretary-General participated in; publications of United Nations programmes active in countries and regions visited; lists of persons accompanying the Secretary-General on trips; seating arrangements of formal dinners and meetings the Secretary-General attended; programs of cultural performances attended by the Secretary-General; press releases regarding the Secretary-General's activities while on trips; and records pertaining to air and ground transportation, hotel accommodations and security of the Secretary-General and party while on trips. Trip files also contain code cables exchanged between the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) and the Secretary-General and party. Also included in the series are files which pertain to persons and groups that were granted meetings and audiences with the Secretary-General, including heads of state, representatives of organizations and VIPs. Other files in the series pertain to invitations received by the Secretary-General to attend public and private events and to speak at celebrations and commemorations of non-profit or private organizations. Records also identify persons who attended events as representatives of the Secretary-General. Files pertaining to messages include the text of the Secretary-General's messages offered to various groups and organizations for use at public and private events; text of messages published in books or periodicals; and text of the Secretary-General's messages for events and commemorative occasions at United Nations headquarters. Records which pertain to the Secretary-General's daily appointments document persons and groups with whom the Secretary-General met, appointment times and well as places of appointment. Series also contains records pertaining to the meetings of the Senior Management Group, Executive Committee on Peace and Security, Steering Committee on Reform, Communications Group, Policy Coordination Group, Emergency Task Force, Great Lakes Task Force and Kosovo Task Force. Records consist of correspondence, briefing books, programs, invitations, speeches, code cables and faxes.
The title of S-1888 was drawn from the function series Safety Management (PKH.SAF), Security Management (PKH.SEC), and Security Sector Reform (PKH.SSR) from the “Peacekeeping Headquarters Retention Schedule,” v. 2, August 2011, Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and Department of Field Support (DFS).
Records primarily consist of memoranda, code cables, and reports on: security incidents, such as seizure of weapons from mission troops, attacks on mission troops and personnel, and violations of mission freedom of movement; health and safety issues, such as control of infectious diseases; and assessments of the security situation in mission areas of responsibility, based on military activity, criminality, civil disobedience, availability of arms, socio-economic factors, and effectiveness of law enforcement institutions. Also present are mission-specific security plans. There are also DPKO-produced standard operating procedures, “Headquarters Crisis Response in Support of DPKO-led Field Missions,” and “Crisis Management in DPKO-led Missions.” The SOPs outline procedures concerning basic and complex crisis response and the responsibilities of DPKO senior management to crisis situations.
There are also memoranda, code cables, and reports related to hostage crises. These are accompanied by lists of hostages giving information such as their locations and nationalities. There are also records concerning the May 2000 hostage-taking of approximately 500 United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) personnel by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF); these detail the participation of President of Liberia Charles Taylor in the hostage negotiations, and give updates on the security situation and military activity in locations where hostages were held.
One file focuses on the Special Battalion for Security in the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan (UNMOT), an integrated Tajik Government / United Tajik Opposition (UTO) military unit that was established to provide security for United Nations personnel. The file contains: a training program for the battalion, memoranda on recruiting battalion trainers from Member States, and rules and regulations for the battalion.
The title of S-1890 was drawn from the function series Mine Action (PKH.MIN) from the “Peacekeeping Headquarters Retention Schedule,” v. 2, August 2011, Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and Department of Field Support (DFS).
S-1890 contains records documenting the administration and coordination of mine action activities by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).
Included are memoranda of the DPKO’s Demining Expert and the Demining Unit, covering such topics as: job descriptions and recruitment for the Demining Unit, coordination between DPKO and the Department of Humanitarian Affairs in the area of mine clearance, and the procurement of technical expertise. There are also briefs issued by the Demining Unit on the landmine situation and clearance activities in specific countries and geographic areas, including Somalia, Sudan, Mozambique, the Libya/Chad border, and other areas. Additionally, there are summaries of meetings of the Working Group on Mine and Munitions Clearance (WGMC), which were attended by the Demining Expert. The WGMC was established in 1992 to coordinate demining activities across all United Nations departments and to develop a United Nations demining policies.
S-1890 also includes draft plans for mine clearance in Angola dating from 1994. The drafts outline the scope of the mine problem in Angola, and preparatory and implantation phases of clearance activities with the assistance of the United Nations Angola Verification Mission II (UNAVEM II) and the Angola Mine Clearance Training Facility. Additionally, there are code cables and briefs documenting mine clearance operations conducted during the United Nations Angola Verification Mission III (UNAVEM III). The briefs cover topics such as medical support for mine clearance, the mine threat in regional areas of Angola, and staffing and operations of the UNAVEM III Demining School.
Other records in S-1890 include: a reconnaissance report, dating from 1991, on minefield clearance in the United Nations Buffer Zone, prepared by Canadian forces in the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP); draft mine clearance plans for Rwanda dating from 1994; and a summary, dating from October 2000, of mine clearance statistics prepared by the Mine Action Coordination Centre (MACC), which operated in Pristina under the United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK). A brief dating from c. 2005 on the United Nations Mine Action Office in Sudan covers the history of UN-assisted mine action clearance activities in Sudan, the objectives of the office, and the integration of the office with the United Nations Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS).