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Secretary-General U Thant (1961-1971) Series
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Peacekeeping - Middle East

Series consists of appendices, business cards, code cables, interview transcriptions, memoranda, newspaper clippings, photographs, tables, cables, handwritten notes, letters, reports, translations, agreements, cartoons, drafts, proposals, minutes of meetings, press releases, summary records of meetings, transcripts of press conferences, lists. Subjects include but are not limited to the following circumstances surrounding the Six Day War fund for Arab refugees positions of Israel and United Arab Republic (UAR) on the conflict and requirements for resolution Armistice Demarcation Line violations of Syrian-Israeli border Jordanian attacks on Israeli forces in Jerusalem closing of the Gulf of Aqaba decision to withdraw UNEF forces from UAR/Israeli border Big Four proposals for action in the Middle East terrorism demilitarization of the Sinai Peninsula cease fire Gunnar Jarring's reports on Middle East negotiations implementation of Security Council Resolution 242 good faith accord between Dag Hammarskjold and President Nasser regarding the UNEF in the UAR emergency meetings of the General Assembly death of President Nasser and the ascension of Anwar El-Sadat disunity between Arab states in the General Assembly attack on Government House in Jerusalem appeals made on the part of Iraqi Jews tried and convicted on charges of espionage appeals made on the part of nine Soviet Jews who were tried and convicted of hijacking a commercial airliner in Leningrad selection of Bibiano Osorio-Tafall as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Cyprus application of the Geneva Convention to UN forces. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General Michael Comay, Permanent Representative from Israel Abdul Monem Rifai, Permanent Representative from Jordan Ambassador Gunnar Jarring, Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the Middle East Abba Eban, Foreign Minister, Israel Mahmoud Riad, Minister of Foreign Affairs, UAR Colin T. Crowe, Permanent Representative from the UK Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel Golda Meir, Prime Minister, Israel Mohammed El-Kony, Permanent Representative from the UAR Yakov Malik, Permanent Representative from USSR Yosef Tekoah, Permanent Representative from Israel Arthur J. Goldberg, Permanent Representative from the US Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Lt. General Odd Bull, Chief of Staff, UNTSO. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.

Peacekeeping - Official Documents

Series is comprised of official United Nations documents on peacekeeping matters, arranged in by subject. Subjects are: Middle East; Congo; India - Pakistan; Vietnam; China; Secretary-General (matters referred to); hijacking; kidnapping of diplomats; financing of Peacekeeping operations. Arranged in the preceding order, and therein by type of official document (e.g. General Assembly, Security Council, press releases, etc.).

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

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

Peacekeeping - Vietnam

Series consists of aide-memoires, handwritten notes, cables, drafts, lists, General Assembly draft resolutions, press releases, letters, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, reports, interview transcriptions, itineraries, and translations. Subjects include but are not limited to the following U Thant's efforts to mediate Vietnam conflict cessation of bombing by United States United States withdrawal from Vietnam USSR's relationship with Vietnam Ralph Bunche's meetings with Adlai Stevenson possibility of United Nations observers in Saigon U Thant's meetings with Arthur Goldberg, United States Representative to the United Nations negotiations leading up to the Paris Peace talks and the Pope's potential visit to Vietnam. 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, Acting Chef de Cabinet Lord Caradon, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations Alain L. Dangeard Norman Ho, Chief, Overseas Briefing Unit, External Relations Division, Office of Public Information Pope Paul VI and Ho Chi Minh, President, Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Files are arranged by subject. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 5.2.2.3.2

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.

Photographs

Series documents the Secretary-General's appearances with heads-of-state and other representatives of member nations and at special events of various types, photographs of the Department of Public Information, with captions on verso, which are currently filed by month (February 1969 through December 1971, boxes 1 to 23). Additional photographs in this series are: by journalists and journals documenting events at the United Nations; by journalists documenting Visits to a wide variety of countries and regions; a set of miscellaneous photographs of smaller sizes, undated, some with captions, some without; a set of family photographs (dated 1951); a set of studio portraits (1961-1966, with box 48 containing the oversize portraits). Photographs are various sizes. Some copyright restrictions may apply; please consult the archivist. Arranged in the order described above.

Locations: Boxes 1 to 47 are shelved at FF123-R002-SU13 and 14; box 48 (oversize) is shelved at FF123-R020-SU08

Political Matters - Country Files

Series consists of member states case files documenting the correspondence of the Secretary-General with heads-of-state, General Assembly representatives, and others, including correspondence about crises within countries among top echelon staff. Records include correspondence, handwritten notes, code cables, photographs, newspaper clippings, minutes of meetings, and a variety of other types. Arranged alphabetically by country.

Press Briefings and Press Conferences

Series consists of cables, newspaper clippings, press statements, handwritten notes and letters, translations, drafts, lists, press releases, summaries of press briefings, transcripts of press conferences.
Subjects include but are not limited to the following: situation in Vietnam; Cyprus; apartheid; situation in Middle East including the Six Day War, Palestinian refugees and special representatives of the Secretary-General; Committee of 24; South West Africa and the situation in South Rhodesia; Martin Luther King's assassination; situation in Czechoslovakia; peaceful uses of outer space; 20th anniversary of the declaration of human rights; humanitarian assistance for Biafra; assistance for Equatorial Guinea; civil war in Nigeria; Korean situation; U Thant's comments on the removal of Nikita Khruschev from power; Chinese representation in the UN; disarmament; Indonesia/Malaysia dispute; World Youth Assembly; UN Correspondents Association. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; William Powell, UN Office of Public Information; Ramses Nassif, Senior Information Officer; C.V. Narasimhan, Under-Secretary for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General; Arthur J. Goldberg, Permanent Representative from the US; Kurt Waldheim, Chairman, the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space; Yosef Tekoah, Permanent Represenative from Israel; Pierre Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada; Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; A. Nesterenko, Under-Secretary for Political and Security Council Affairs. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.

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