- 1976 - 1988
UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1970-1978: Guyer; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1981-1988: Cordovez; 1986-1992: Goulding)
Series consists of numbered code and clear cables (incoming and outgoing), correspondence, memoranda, incident reports, United Nations documents, daily press briefings, press releases, and meeting summaries regarding the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) mission to confirm withdrawal of Israeli forces and reestablish the authority of the Lebanese government. Also includes military strength reports and staff lists, briefing notes for the Secretary-General, and some maps. Bulk of the materials date from 1978 to 1986. Subjects include incidents involving the Israel Defence Forces (IDF); the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO); de facto forces (DFF) and armed elements; humanitarian assistance; cease-fire violations; and military matters including deployment, freedom of movement, force structure, and military observer groups. Other subjects include refugees; terrorism; claims for compensation; and meetings of the UNIFIL Force Commander and U.N. political advisers with the PLO representatives of the Lebanese government and/or representatives of Lebanese and Israeli de facto forces. Also includes, administrative matters; finances; contributing countries; and official visits to the UNIFIL area of operation. Correspondents include Chief Coordinator for U.N. Peace-keeping in the Middle East Lt. Gen. Ensio Siilasvuo; Political Adviser Jean-Claude Aime; and UNIFIL Force Commanders Maj. Gen. Emmanuel A. Erskine and Lt. Gen. William Callaghan.
Accession numbers: 90/199, boxes 1-15 and 92/06, boxes 1-10
Actual series size: 47 boxes