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Secretary-General U Thant (1961-1971) Series
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Peacekeeping - Vietnam

Series consists of appendices, business cards, interview transcriptions, leaflets, memoranda, newspaper clippings, photographs, tables, cables, code cables, handwritten notes, letters, maps, reports, speeches, translations, cartoons, drafts, press releases, transcripts of press conferences, pamphlets, summary reports of meetings, foreign press extracts. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: war crimes committed by North and South Vietnamese forces; negotiations in Paris; request for UN observers for South Vietnamese elections; legality of American action in Vietnam; bombing of North Vietnam by the U.S.; Security Council discussion of situation in Vietnam; "17 Nation Appeal" non-aligned countries appeal to halt conflict in Vietnam; Commonwealth Mission for Peace in Vietnam; U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action; health situation of Vietnamese civilians; cease-fire; proposals to resolve conflict; excerpts from the General Assembly with references to U Thant and the situation in Vietnam; relations between U Thant and U.S. administrations regarding Vietnam; situation in Laos and Cambodia; violations of human rights in South Vietnam; reaction and involvement of the Soviet Union; the National Liberation Front's relationship to the North Vietnamese government; reaction of the general public, organizations, governments and heads of state to statements made by U Thant on Vietnam; special mission to investigate alleged persecution of Buddhists by Diem Administration. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; Tran-Chanh-Thanh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh, President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam; Lyndon B. Johnson, President, U.S.; Arthur J. Goldberg, Permanent Representative, U.S.; George McGovern, Senator, U.S.; Charles W. Yost, Permanent Representative, U.S.; Nguken Huu Chi, Permanent Observer to the UN from the Republic of Vietnam; Tran Van Lam, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Vietnam; Akira Matsui, President, Security Council; Abdul Rahman Pahwak, President of General Assembly; Constantin Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; Dr. Benjamin Spock, Co-Chairman, National Committee for A Sane Nuclear Policy, Inc.; Martin Luther King, Jr., Spring Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam; H. Ross Perot; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Chef de Cabinet; Joan M. Vinson, National Coordinator, National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 5.2.2.3.1

United Nations Temporary Executive Authority in West New Guinea [West Irian] (UNTEA)

Series consists of code cables, cables, itineraries, newspaper clippings, letters, reports, speeches, translations, minutes of meetings, press releases, biographical notes, bulletins, transcript of press conferences, background papers, transcript of a radio address. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: responsibilities and actions of UNTEA; Netherlands-Indonesian Agreement; cease-fire arrangements; appointment of Jose Rolz-Bennett as Temporary Administrator in West Irian; Rolz-Bennett Reports on cease-fire arrangements, deployment of UN Security Force, repatriation, political and security problems; implementation of Netherlands-Indonesian Agreement; proposal to send UN observers; appointment of Dr. Djalal Abdoh of Iran as Administrator of West Irian; breakdown of UNTEA officials by nationality; situation in the Middle East; election of Secretary-General to replace Dag Hammarskjold. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; C.V. Narasimhan, Chef de Cabinet; Brigadier General I.J. Rikhye, UNTEA; Dr. J.E. Quay, Prime Minister, Netherlands; Djalal Abdoh, Administrator, UNTEA; Mr. Engers. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 5.2.2.8

Disarmament

Series consists of cables, aide-memoires, agenda, handwritten notes, rules of procedure, drafts, minutes of meetings, press releases, Security Council resolutions, minutes of conferences, reports, letters, memoranda, newspaper clippings, situation reports, press statements, General Assembly documents, and General Assembly resolutions. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: nuclear weapons; chemical and biological warfare; proposed germ warfare ban; proposed nuclear test ban treaties; nuclear strategies; Strategic Arms Limitations Talks (SALT); Conference of Eighteen-nation Committee on Disarmament; Conference of Non-Nuclear Weapons States; Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons; International Atomic Energy Agency; "Security Without Nuclear Weapons," a paper by Duncan Sandys; economic and social consequences of the arms race and weapons spending; and General Assembly Resolution 1664 (XVI), which suggested that non-nuclear weapons producing states should agree to continue not producing or buying nuclear weapons. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; Alexei E. Nesterenko, Under-Secretary for Political and Security Council Affairs; M.A. Vellodi, Deputy to the Under-Secretary, Political and Security Council Affairs; M.A. Vellodi, Director, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs; L.N. Kutakov, Under-Secretary for Political and Security Council Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; M.E. Chacko, Officer-in-Charge, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs; Omar Loutfe; V.P. Suslov, Under-Secretary, Political and Security Council Affairs; William Epstein, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, European Office of the UN; D. Protitch, Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament; Pier P. Spinelli, Director-General of United Nations Office in Geneva; Phillippe de Seynes, Under-Secretary for Economic and Social Affairs; William Epstein, Director, Disarmament Affairs Division, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs; Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; and Ilkka Pastinen, Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament. Files are arranged by subject in a loose chronological order. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.

Peacekeeping - Other Countries

Series consists of aide-memoires, cables, drafts, handwritten notes, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, reports, letters, and press statements. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: Secretary-General's lectures, meetings, and trips; political situation in Algeria, Laos, Morocco, Tunisia, and Cambodia; Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia; civil war in Nigeria; Chinese Premier Chao En Lai's visit to Africa; withdrawal of United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF); 2nd Afro-Asian Summit; representation of People's Republic of China at the United Nations; German Democratic Republic application for United Nations membership; USSR; and South Africa's relationship with the United Nations. Correspondents include Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet; U Thant, Secretary-General; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; and Alexei E. Nesterenko, Under-Secretary, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs. Files are arranged by subject. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 5.2.2.10

Peacekeeping - Political and Security Council Affairs Analysis

Series consists of appendices, memoranda, newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, letters, reports, lists of departmental papers and participants, monthly surveys, daily summary committee proceedings. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: survey of European relations; the "German Question"' Cyprus; NATO and worldwide alignments; disarmament - conferences on, test ban, de-nuclearization of Latin America and Africa, reaction to China's 3rd nuclear explosion, anti-ballistic issue, treaty of non-proliferation, chemical and biological weapons; human rights - Syrian and Soviet Jewry; "East/West relations"; China - conflict with India, seating of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the General Assembly, "cultural revolution," representation on the Security Council, relations with other Asian nations; Africa - apartheid, Senegalese crisis, Congo situation; Middle East - refugee camps, relations between Mid East and North African Arab states, Arab oil as political factor, Israeli incorporation of the Jordanian sector of Jerusalem, recent developments in Iraq; Vietnam - possible role of the UN, Paris talks, US position on the "Vietnam Question," general debate of the General Assembly, observations on President Nixon's speech on Vietnam; Southern Rhodesia - oil embargo, illegal regime; United States - foreign policy, President Nixon's visit to China, Soviet-US relations, President Nixon's commission on the UN; problem of mercenaries; disengagement; "microstate" problem; political aspects of environmental questions; "good offices" policy of the UN. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; Aleksei E. Nesterenko, Under-Secretary for PSCA; E.D. Kiselev, Under-Secretary, PSCA; William Epstein, Chief, Armaments Control and Enforcement Measures Section; V.P. Suslov, Under-Secretary, PSCA; L.N. Kutakov, Under-Secretary, PSCA; Yakov Malik, Permanent Representative from USSR; Professor Hans J. Morgenthau, Chairman, Academic Committee on Soviet Jewry; Charles W. Yost, Permanent Representative, US; Shabtai Rosenne, Permanent Representative, Israel. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 5.2.2.13

Correspondence

Series consists of cables, business cards, aide-memoires, drafts, letters, biographies, invitations, General Assembly documents, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, speeches, Security Council documents, Security Council resolutions, translations, press statements, programs, itineraries, handwritten notes, and interview transcriptions. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: nations applications for admittance to the United Nations; United States involvement in Vietnam; political situation in East Pakistan; Secretary-General's health; Secretary-General's trips; Secretary-General's resignation; Warsaw Pact; nomination and appointment of UN personnel; anniversaries of countrys' independence; disarmament; death and health of heads of state; hijacking of airplanes; space flight; and the 1965 visit of Pope Paul VI to the United Nations. Correspondents include Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; U Thant, Secretary-General; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet; Roberto E. Guyer, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; Prince Norodom Sihamouk of Cambodia; Pierre Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada; Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia; Roger Seydoux, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations; Ahmed Sekou Toure, President, Republic of Guinea; Indira Ghandi, Prime Minister, India; General Agha Muhammed Yahya Khan, President, Pakistan; Leopold Sedar Senghoz, President, Republic of Senegal; Lord Caradon, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations; Arthur J. Goldberg, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations; Lyndon Johnson, President, United States; George Herbert Walker Bush, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations; Paul G. Hoffman, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme; Adlai Stevenson, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations; Richard M. Nixon, President, United States; Pope Paul VI; and Josip Broz Tito, President, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Files are arranged alphabetical by country. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.

Personnel

Series consists of the personnel case files of top echelon staff the responsibility of the Secretary-General. The files served as biographical files as well as administrative files. Records vary widely including correspondence and code cables handwritten notes programs press statements newspaper clippings etc. Arranged alphabetically by case file.

Secretariat - Administration and Organization

Series consists of records relating to the position of the Secretary-General, and to a variety of administrative matters such reporting and budgeting, oversight of departments and units, reorganization of the Secretariat, staff matters, building matters, and related. Arranged in two broad categories, the Secretary-General position, then all others, and within these alphabetically by file title.

Travels, Trips, and Engagements

Series consists of periodicals, aide-memoires, background papers, information circulars, degrees, programs, General Assembly resolutions, invitations, lists, memoranda, press releases, Security Council resolutions, cables, General Assembly documents, letters, maps, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, postcards, reports, speeches, drafts, payment vouchers, menus, code cables, handwritten notes, itineraries, news summaries, photographs, press statements, receipts, and translations. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: preparations for Secretary-General's trips; political situation in the Middle East; United States involvement in Vietnam; conferences; anniversaries of United Nations bodies; cancelled trips; honorary degrees; political situation in the Congo; political situation in Nigeria; disarmament; Administrative Committee on Co-ordination (ACC); protocol for official visits; Nuclear Test Ban Treaty; Pope Paul VI; the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Commemorative General Assembly Session in San Francisco, June 1965; development objectives and strategy; Organization of African Unity (OAU); and the 25th anniversary of the United Nations in June, 1970. Correspondents include Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Deputy Chef de Cabinet; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; U Thant, Secretary-General; David B. Vaughan, Under Secretary-General for General Services; Donald Thomas, Special Assistant to the Secretary-General; Ramses Nassif, Senior Information Officer; Ramses Nassif, Assistant to the Secretary-General; Pier P. Spinelli, Director-General of United Nations Office in Geneva; Martin Hill, Assistant Secretary-General for Inter-Agency Affairs; Norman Ho, Chief, Overseas Briefing Unit, External Relations Division, Office of Public Information; Hernane Tavares de Sa, Under-Secretary for the Office of Public Information; William C. Powell, Deputy Director, Press and Publications Division, Office of Public Information; and Lucien Lemieux, Secretary to the Secretary-General. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961-1971.

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