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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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Records relating to the Fact-Finding Mission to South Vietnam

Series consists of letters, numbered code cables, clear cables, United Nations documents, and the mission's final report relating to the Fact-Finding Mission to South Vietnam's task instructions, finances and situation updates. Correspondents include Chef-de-Cabinet C. V. Narasimhan, Rolz-Bennett, the Mission Chairman Abdul Rahman Pazkwak and the Mission Principal Secretary John Humphrey. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Missions of the Special Representatives of the Secretary-General in Cambodia and Thailand

Series consists of letters, numbered and unnumbered code cables, clear cables, a situation report by Ambassador Herbert de Ribbing, notes on conversations, and press releases regarding hostilities between Cambodia and Thailand which led to the Secretary-General's decision to send mediators to the area.

This series relates to two missions, one headed by Nils Gussing, Special Representative to the Secretary-General from 1963 to 1964 and the other headed by Ambassdor Herebet de Ribbing, Special Representative to the Secretary-General from 1966 to 1967.

Documented are the mission's itineraries, staff matters, meetings and updates. Correspondents include Chef-de-Cabinet C. V. Narasimhan, Secretaty-General U Thant, Representives of the Permanent Mission of Thailand, Herbert de Ribbing and Nils Gussing.

Special Mission to the Republic of Guinea

Series consists of letters, clear cables, numbered code cables, situation reports, mission reports, press releases, and Secretary-General draft statements relating to the operations of the Special Mission to the Republic of Guinea, including terms of reference and mission updates. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Rolz-Bennett, and Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan, representatives of the Republic of Guinea (including the President), mission representatives (including Dantas de Brita), and United Nations Organizations (including the United Nations Development Programme and UN Information Centre in Cairo). Arranged alphabetically by subject.

United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) - Reports

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972)

Series consists of draft and final reports on the political and military situation between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities, including those of the Secretary-General's Special Representative and the Secretary-General's to the Security Council. Subjects include press coverage in Ankara, Turkey, weekly information from the headquarters of the UN Forces in Cyprus (UNFICYP), cease-fire violations, and UN Civilian Police (UNCIVPOL) activities. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Under-Secretaries-General for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Jose Rolz-Bennett, and Brian Urquhart, and UN Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative in Turkey Eric Ward.

Accession numbers: 80/38

United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) - Correspondence

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1975)

Series consists of correspondence with the parties to the disputes in Cyprus, particularly the permanent representatives of Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus. Subjects include complaints of airspace violations, attacks, military operations, economic issues, minority rights, and national army contingents and their rotations. Correspondents include Permanent Representatives to the UN of Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey, as well as the permanent representatives of countries supplying troops to UNFICYP. Other correspondents include Cypriot President Archbishop Makarios, Cypriot Vice-President Kucuk, UNFICYP headquarters military and civilian staff, Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, and Under-Secretaries-General for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche and Jose Rolz-Bennett.

Accession numbers: 80/38, 80/70

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

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1974-1985: Urquhart; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1981-1988: Cordovez; 1986-1992: Goulding)
UN. Under-Secretary-General for Peace-Keeping Operations (1992-1997: Annan)

Series consists of numbered code and clear cables (incoming and outgoing) related to the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) mission to monitor the cease-fire between India and Pakistan in Kashmir and Jammu. Subjects include shooting and bombing incidents; political demonstrations; safety of military observers; and relations with local Indian and Pakistani army officials. Other subjects include press coverage of the mission and media relations; and personnel and administrative matters. Correspondents include Chief Military Observers Brig. Gen. Stig Waldenstrom, Brig. Gen. Thor A. Johnsen, Brig. Gen. Alf Hammer and Brig. Gen. James Parker.

Accession numbers: 93/127, box 3

Actual series size: 2 boxes

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United Nations Observer Group in Central America (ONUCA) - Subject Files

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1981-1988: Cordovez; 1986-1992: Goulding)
UN. Under-Secretary-General for Department of Peace-Keeping Operations (1992-1997: Annan)

Series consists of correspondence, code cables (incoming and outgoing), agreements, meeting summaries, incident reports, press releases, daily press briefings and monthly reports regarding the United Nations Observer Group in Central America (ONUCA) mission to monitor cross-border activities in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Subjects include seizures of weapons and equipment; the demobilization of Nicaraguan resistance (Contras); Frente Farabundo Marti para la Liberacion Nacional (FMLN); "Recontras," aircraft; and the political and military situation in Central America. Other subjects documented are military and civilian personnel; administrative matters; finance; and contributing countries. Correspondents include Principal Political Adviser Rolf Knutsson; Chief Military Observers Maj. Gen. Agustin Quesada Gomez, Brig. Gen. Lewis W. Mackenzie, and Brig. Gen. Victor Suanzes.

Accession numbers: 93/164, boxes 1-3

Actual series size: 6 boxes

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United Nations Observer Group in Central America (ONUCA) - Cables

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1986-1992: Goulding)

Series consists of numbered code, clear and only cables (incoming and outgoing), daily situation reports, and press cables related to the United Nations Observer Group in Central America (ONUCA) mission to monitor cross-border activities in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Press cables are summaries of local newspaper articles and/or copies of the articles. Subjects include cease-fire violations; arms seizures; Frente Farabundo Marti para la Liberacion Nacional (FMLN) guerilla activity; demobilization of the Nicaraguan Contras; rise of the "Recontras;" aircraft; personnel and administrative matters. Correspondents include Principal Political Adviser Rolf Knutsson; Chief Military Observers Brig. Gen. Agustin Quesada Gomez; Brig. Gen. Lewis W. Mackenzie; and Brig. Gen. Victor Suanzes.

Accession numbers: 93/164, boxes 4-6

Actual series size: 4 boxes

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