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Elections
S-1860 · Série organique · 1996 - 1997
Fait partie de United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia (UNOMIL)

Electoral Division
The Electoral Division was headquartered in Monrovia and headed by the Senior Electoral Officer (SEO), Carlos Valenzuela. UNOMIL’s electoral mandate for the 1997 Liberian elections was to observe and verify the election process. This was to be conducted in consultation with the Organization of African Unity and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The role of the Electoral Division grew to encompass logistic, operational, and civic education assistance to the Independent Elections Commission (IECOM), the independent organization mandated to organize and administer the elections. The elections were held in July 1997.

Chronological files are included in the records of the Electoral Division consist in part of periodic reports from: the SEO to the SRSG about the registration process; the IECOM to the SEO, titled “Elections Magistrates County Assessment Reports” about operations, personnel and accommodation for polling sites; and from the NGO Refugee Policy Group about the repatriation of refugees and the electoral process.

Chronological files also include notes to file and briefs about: disarmament and the electoral process; revisions to electoral law, the electoral budget, the elections timetable, and to the Code of Conduct for Political Parties; analyses of ECOWAS meetings about the assessment of preparations for the election; meetings with the European Union (EU) Electoral Mission; drafts of the Secretary-General’s briefs to the Security Council about the electoral process with hand-written notes by the SEO.

The records of the Electoral Division also consist of daily, weekly, and monthly field electoral observation reports sent from the SEO to the SRSG which cover such topics as: the roles of UNOMIL and IECOM in the preparation for the elections; and summaries of complaints made by political parties of political intimidation.

Highlights of the Division records include: an 18 January 1997 code cable from the SRSG to UNNY titled “Advanced Planning for UNOMIL’s Electoral Division”, about the status of the mission’s electoral mandate; a 17 June 1997 memorandum titled “Electoral Observation Requirements” to the SRSG from the Electoral Assistance Division (EAD), Department of Political Affairs, UNNY; and a briefing for the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Marrack Goulding’s 12-15 May 1997 visit to the mission to asses the electoral process.

Public Information Office (PIO)
S-1820 · Série organique · 1995 - 1999
Fait partie de United Nations Preventive Deployment Force (UNPREDEP) (1995-1999)

S-1820 contains records concerning public information and communications support provided to the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force (UNPREDEP).

Public Information Office (PIO)
Records consist of daily and weekly summaries describing national and international news, as reported in Macedonian newspapers, television, and radio outlets and with particular attention to countries bordering Macedonia. Media outlets include: the newspapers Vecer, Dnevnik, Nova Makedonija, and Makedonija Denes, Delo, Puls, Fokus, and Forum; Macedonian Radio and Radio NOMA; and the television stations Telma, MTV 1 and A1 TV. Daily summaries cover the activities of UNPREDEP, and provide commentary on news events. The topics include: activities of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and of President Kiro Gligorov; local political developments, including election results and appointments of government ministers; the presence of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces in Macedonia; interethnic relations, including updates on the flag-displaying legislation and language disputes; civilian demonstrations; Macedonian foreign relations, including Macedonian-Taiwanese relations and Macedonian-Serbian relations; the entry of refugees into Macedonia; and the extension of the UNPREDEP mandate. Daily summaries also include transcripts of interviews with: the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG); Macedonian government ministers; and leaders of political parties.

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
Records of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) include administrative circulars distributed throughout the Mission and daily situation reports created by field teams. Also included are administrative communications exchanged in the wake of the killings of four UNMOT personnel near Garm, Tajikistan on 20 July 1998.

United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan (UNMOT)
Records of the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan (UNMOT) consist of code cables, situation reports, and memoranda. Also included are minutes of management meetings that describe Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG), Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Senior Political Affairs Officer (SPAO) activities. The status of particular regions within the Mission, officer travel plans, diplomatic discussions held, the status of ongoing investigations, humanitarian assistance, and meetings with UN and NGO agencies are discussed within the minutes.

United Nations Tajikistan Office of Peace Building (UNTOP)
Records of the United Nations Tajikistan Office of Peace Building (UNTOP) consist primarily of code cables transmitted between the Mission and UN Headquarters in NY and cover: issues related to Russian troops stationed on the Tajik-Afghan border; reports on meetings with high level Tajik government figures; significant legal, political moves taken by the Tajik government, changes in Tajik administration; analysis of law enforcement structures in Tajikistan; meetings with ex-combatants; the situation of refugees on the Tajik-Afghan border; and activities related to counter-terrorism.

Notable events described in the code cables include: the assassination of Karim Yuldashev, Presidential State Adviser on Foreign and Political Affairs, in Dushanbe on 17 July 2001; a hostage crisis in Dushanbe, 13 June 2001; and the assassination of Habib Sanginov, an Opposition political figure and former Chairman of the Military Sub-commission of the Commission of National Reconciliation, on 11 April 2001. Clear cables report on UNTOP interactions with the Tajik government and Tajik government requests for assistance from the UN.

The UNTOP records also include incoming and outgoing communications with the following political, non-governmental and diplomatic organizations:

Political Parties:

  • Islamic Revival Party (Hizbi Nahzati Islomii Tojikiston)
  • Democratic Party (Hizbi Demokratii Tojikiston)
  • People’s Democratic Party of Tajikistan (Hizbi Khalqi-Demokrati Tojikiston)
  • Social Democratic Party (Hizbi Sotsial-Demokratii Tojikiston)
  • Free Tajikistan Party

International NGO’s

  • FINCA International - Tajikistan (micro and small business lending)
  • CARE Tajikistan
  • International Center for Peace Preservation in Asia
  • Pharmaciens Sans Frontieres Comite International

Local NGO’s

  • Public Committee for Democratic Processes
  • Tajik Society for Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries
  • Center Legal Support for Youth
  • Centre of Mercy of Servicemen’s Mothers of Republic Tajikistan
  • Legal Education Center
  • Center for Peace, Nonviolence and Human Rights
  • Humanity and Charity
  • Tajik Juridical Consortium
  • Bureau of Human Rights and Rule of Law

Embassies

  • Afghan Ambassador Said Mouhammad Khairkhoh
  • German Ambassador Rainer Muller, arranging meetings in Berlin between the Representative of the Secretary-General (RSG) Vladimir Sotirov and German Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials on Central Asia and Human Rights, sharing of UN reports and other documents such as the Project Document concluded by UNDP, UNTOP and the Government of Tajikistan on National Capacity Building in Electoral Administration (September 2004); agreement between RSG Ivo Petrov and German Ambassador to Tajikistan Wolfgang Neuen for Germany’s financial contribution to the “Preservation of Peace through Capacity Development in Human Rights” project (26 February 2002)

RSG Vladimir Sotirov Speech transcripts (Russian language) on topics such as:

  • Peace-building in the region

Other UN Agencies:

  • UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) Resident Representative in Tajikistan concerning support for Tajikistan’s Institute of Retraining of Lawyers and a Centre for Legal Information and Human Rights in the Tajik Ministry of Justice; implementation of joint OHCHR/UNDP/UNTOP initiatives, such as the Project: Preservation of Peace and Conflict Prevention through Capacity Development in Human Rights Education
  • UNHCR; UNICEF; UNIFEM concerning their activities in Tajikistan

Seminars and other events organized by the office of the RSG:

  • Public Council Meetings in Dushanbe
  • Election Coordination Meetings
  • Human Rights thematic group meetings

The title of S-1885 was drawn from the function series Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration (PKH.DDR) from the “Peacekeeping Headquarters Retention Schedule,” v. 2, August 2011, Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and Department of Field Support (DFS).

S-1885 contains records documenting the administration and coordination of the disarmament, demobilization, and societal reintegration (DDR) of former combatants in peacekeeping host countries.

Records consist of: plans describing the mission’s disarmament and demobilization strategy and process; schedules detailing the stages and implementation of demobilization; summaries of meetings between mission officials and local military leaders about the DDR process; reports describing developments in the DDR process during the mission’s mandate; and briefs on the locations of weapons collection sites.

Several files pertain to the disarmament and demobilization activities of the United Nations Observer Mission in Bougainville (UNOMB), in Papua New Guinea. There are summaries of meetings between UNOMB personnel and political, district, ex-combatant and church leaders about local weapons disposal issues; summaries of meetings of the Peace Process Consultative Committee (PPCC) about collaboration with UNOMB in the disarmament effort; periodic assessments of the weapons disposal process in Bougainville districts; and letters documenting relations between UNOMB and the Me’ekamui Defence Force in the reconciliation and weapons containment process. Also included are memoranda and briefs on a variety of topics related to the DDR process in Bougainville, such as: procedures for weapons storage; local ceremonies for the handover of weapons to UN personnel; technical assistance in weapons disposal provided by New Zealand; and the linking of weapons disposal to economic development on the island. There are also letters about the weapons disposal process, exchanged between the Director of UNOMB and the Commander of the Peace Monitoring Group (PMG).

Oversight, Audit and Investigation
S-1044 · Série organique · 1995 - 1999
Fait partie de United Nations Observer Mission in Angola (MONUA) (1997-1999)

S-0145 contains records concerning oversight, audit, and investigation of the following peacekeeping missions:

United Nations Angola Verification Mission III (UNAVEM III), 8 February 1995 – 30 June 1997
United Nations Observer Mission in Angola (MONUA), 30 June 1997 – 26 February 1999

Board of Inquiry (BOI)/ UAVEM III and MONUA
Records of the Board of Inquiry consist of incoming and outgoing chronological files. Documents include: updates on, recommendations regarding, and conclusions of BOI cases; reviews of cases from the Legal Adviser; internal memoranda regarding cases; and correspondence discussing appointments to the Board and the assembly of case files.

Security Management

Chief Security Officer
The records of the UNMOT Chief Security Officer (CSO) consist of one file. It contains a mission-wide security plan detailing the security phases and practical arrangements for the relocation and evacuation of UNMOT staff and employees of United Nations agencies. The plan is dated 15 February 2000.

United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan (UNMOT)
The files for UNMOT contain security plans, a security checklist prepared in the event of Y2K technology disruption (17 June 1999), and a security report. The Special Representative to the Secretary-General (SRSG) prepared the security plans (1 July 1998 and 1 December 1998) and the security report.

Also included are guidelines for UN security personnel and security-related information which were prepared by the Chief Security Officer (CSO). In addition, the files contain a security directive about the inclusion of inter-governmental and non-governmental staff into United Nations security arrangements.

United Nations Tajikistan Office of Peace Building (UNTOP)
UNTOP’s security-related records consist of: security plans; a 30 September 2002 directive about security clearance procedures; memoranda about contingency planning for avian influenza; and directives for security wardens in Dushanbe.

Chief Administrative Officer
Records of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) consist of meeting minutes, summaries, agenda, correspondence, working papers, and other documents. There is correspondence with the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan about allegations of crimes committed by the United Tajik Opposition (UTO); and letters of complaint from the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan about the imprisonment of soldiers by the UTO. Also included is correspondence between the SRSG and the leader of the UTO, Sayid Abdulloh Nuri, about restrictions to freedom of movement of UNMOT personnel by the UTO military. Other correspondence concerns violations of the General Agreement and statements prepared by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the UTO about presidential elections.

Other records detail the work of the Contact Group of Guarantor States. These include meeting agenda in the English and Russian languages, minutes, and attendance lists. The meetings were attended by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), ambassadors from neighbouring countries, and members of the Joint Electoral Observation Mission in Tajikistan (JEMOT). The files also contain information about UNMOT observer policy and procedure, about electoral issues, and recommendations for implementing the military protocol stipulated in the General Agreement.

S-1863 also includes: an analysis of amendments to the Tajik constitution by the President of the Committee for National Reconciliation (CNR) and UTO leader Sayid Abdulloh Nuri; proposed timetables for the implementation of the General Agreement; summaries and plenary meetings about the electoral process; and meeting minutes of the CNR’s sub-commissions. There are also files for of the Civil Affairs political and legal sub-commissions. These contain political analyses by the Civil Affairs Officer (CAO).

Electoral Section
Records consist of one folder containing the “Status of Implementation of the General Agreement,” dated 9 April 1999. It documents progress made in relation to the 1997 General Agreement, describes political, military, legal, and humanitarian issues, and includes footnotes explaining the stipulated time-frame for implementation.

Public Information Office (PIO)
The records document the work of the Committee for National Reconciliation (CNR) and originated from the UNMOT Public Information Office. They include: summaries of meetings of CNR political, legal, refugee, and military sub-commissions, proposed amendments to the Constitution of Tajikistan, and an 18 December 1997 letter to the Commander of Russian Border Forces from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Gerd D. Merrem, requesting CNR logistical support to aid the repatriation of UTO military personnel. There is also a Plan of Work that lists directives and deadlines; a press statement about disbanding UTO armed formations, dated 4 September 2012; and resolutions by CNR President Sayid Abdulloh Nuri about constitutional, humanitarian, and military issues.

United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan (UNMOT)
The UNMOT records detail efforts to develop a new constitution. They contain a timetable for the implementation of the General Agreement; and an internal 8 March 1998 discussion paper, prepared by UNMOT’s Legal Section, titled “Approach Towards Constitutional Referendum,” dated 29 April 1998.

United Nations Tajikistan Office of Peace Building (UNTOP)
UNTOP records relating to political affairs feature a 2007 memorandum titled “International Conference on the 10th Anniversary of the Peace Agreement in Tajikistan,” with a description of objectives and activities; and memoranda about conflict prevention. Also included are publications titled: “Conflict Prevention in Central Asia: Peace-Building in Tajikistan” (2006); and a Government of the Republic of Tajikistan “Directory for the Majlisi Oli” (the Parliament of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan).

Secretary-General Personal
S-1100 · Série organique · 1995 - 2007
Fait partie de Secretary-General Kofi Annan (1997-2006)

Series contains records pertaining to the Secretary-General that are personal in nature or that are related to matters of importance in the Secretary-General's non-professional obligations. Included in the series is correspondence with VIPs, personal friends of the Secretary-General and persons who made his acquaintance on official trips and at official public events. VIP correspondence includes invitations extended to the Secretary-General to attend cultural events; documents activities the Secretary-General became involved with or considered which fell outside his obligations as Secretary-General; and contains letters in which people express their views of the United Nations and of global issues. VIP correspondence also includes letters exchanged between the Secretary-General and the Aga Khan family, Brian Urquhart and former Secretaries-General Kurt Waldheim, Javier Perez de Cuellar and Boutros Boutros-Ghali. Series also includes official letters of condolence sent by the Secretary-General to relatives and friends of persons within the United Nations system recently deceased; letters sent to ambassadors of member states on the occasion of the death of persons serving with United Nations missions and field operations; and letters of condolence sent to heads of state after the occurrence of a natural disaster. Included in the series are files containing congratulatory messages and well wishes from colleagues, governments and the general public to the Secretary-General upon his election and re-election to the post; upon the Secretary-General's mission to Iraq in 1998, which resulted in the Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations and Iraq signed 23 February 1998; and upon receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. Also documented are honors and titles offered to the Secretary-General by universities and other institutions and organizations. Records in the series consist of correspondence, notes, greeting cards, faxes, press releases and invitations.

Military
S-1858 · Série organique · 1994 - 1997
Fait partie de United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia (UNOMIL)

Chief Military Observer
The Chief Military Observer (CMO) was tasked with the command of the Military Division of UNOMIL. The CMO was posted at UNOMIL headquarters in Monrovia, Liberia, and reported directly to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on matters regarding military operations of the UNOMIL mandate. The post was held by Major General Daniel Ishmael Opande, succeeded in April 1997 by Major General Sikandar Shami.

The records contain incoming and outgoing code cables, exchanged between the CMO and United Nations Headquarters, New York (UN-NY) and between the SRSG and: Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Marrack Goulding; Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Bernard Miyet; and Margaret Carey, Africa Specialist with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. Topics of the cables pertain to military operations and developments of the mission.

The records also contain operational reports such as reconnaissance reports ordered by the CMO and conducted by Military Observers (MILOBS) and/or Electoral Officers to ascertain viability of establishing a field station; or to obtain data on the population and infrastructure necessary for electoral staff. Daily and weekly situation reports and monthly assessments of main developments sent to the SRSG relay information about developments in military and electoral operations.

There are also summaries of meetings of the inter-agency Ceasefire Violations Committee (CFVC), which was chaired by the CMO. The meeting summaries detail the Committee’s discussion of alleged ceasefire violations. The records also include letters of complaint sent by the Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) to the CMO, reporting factions’ allegations of ceasefire violations.

Public Information and Communications

Public Information Office (PIO)
The United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan (UNMOT) Public Information Office was formed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Tajikistan Gerd Merrem on 16 June 1997 with the appointment of Hasmik Egian as Public Information Officer (PIO), who also served as the Spokesman for UNMOT. The stated functions of the Public Information Office included publicizing the Mission’s activities through visual and printed media, such as the publication and distribution of the UNMOT newsletter, and liaising with local, regional and international media outlets to drive coverage of UNMOT activities related to the peace process to as wide an audience as possible. The Public Information Office communicated with Central Asian NGOs engaged in public information initiatives.

The series primarily consists of media analyses (in Russian) of local and regional coverage of UNMOT and the political and security situation in Tajikistan, with particular focus on inter-Tajik negotiations. Media outlets mentioned in these analyses include:

Radio and Television Broadcast Outlets:
BBC World Service
Radio Svoboda
Turkmen TV
Taliban Radio “Voice of Shariah”
Tajik TV News program “Akhbor”
Russian TV “Vremya”
News agency Itar-Tass
Radio Iran Hurson
Russian TV “Novosti”
Radio “Liberty”
Radio “Voice of Free Tajikistan”
Radio Iran
Radio “Free Tajikistan”
Radio Voice of Russia
Radio Khuroson
Radio “Uzodi”

Newspapers:
“Leninabadskaya Pravda” – an outlet of the provincial government of Leninabad
“Tirozy Djakhon” - City of Hukumat
“Eti-Khod” - Communist Party
“Unity” - Socialist Party

Also included in the records of the UNMOT Public Information Office are daily press briefings issued by the office of the Spokesman for the Secretary-General in UN-NY. The briefings summarize daily activities of the United Nations Secretariat and its organs, and mention status updates, funding information, and developments related to UNMOT. Additionally, there are memoranda exchanged between the Spokesman at headquarters and the PIO/Spokesman for UNMOT in Dushanbe. The memoranda provide information about the PIO/Spokeman’s activities and media projects. Periodic reports describe the efforts of the Public Information Office to establish and maintain efficient contact with international media, to increase the office’s presence at Tajik cultural activities, and to increase awareness of the activities of UNMOT in Tajikistan.

S-1862 also contains a collection of photographs that document the activities of UNMOT. Photographs are in color and black and white, and most are accompanied by 35 millimeter negatives. Photographs depict: activities of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG); activities at UNMOT headquarters in Dushanbe; meetings and press conferences attended by UNMOT officials and the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmonov, and the leader of the United Tajik Opposition (UTO) Sayid Abdulloh Nuri; activities of the Chief Military Observer; briefings and patrols of UNMOT military personnel; transportation of the casket of UNMOT Lieutenant Wolfgang Sponner, who was killed in Kurgan Tube on 18 September 1995 in an exchange of fire; visits of UNMOT staff to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and Tehran, Iran; cultural events attended by local civilians and UNMOT staff; United Nations-led training events with local civilians; and humanitarian aid activities carried out by UNMOT personnel.