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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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Mount Scopus

UN. Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972 : Bunche)

Series consists of letters, memoranda, code and clear cables, reports and selected UN documents relating to negotiations between the Secretary-General's representatives and representatives of Israel and Jordan, inspection of the Mount Scopus area, convoy problems, shooting incident in the Huleh area, investigation on the death of Lt. Col. George Alfred Flint, the Urrutia mission and the Spinelli/Rikye mission. Primary correspondents are Andrew Cordier, Dag Hammarskjold, Lt. Col. Byron Leary, Francisco Urrutia and Major General Carl von Horn.

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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

Dominican Republic - Subject Files

Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1968-1972: Bunche)

Series consists of cables, letters, press releases, and reports relating to the political crisis in the Dominican republic. Documented are the activities of the U.N. advanced party in Dominican Republic headed by General Rykhye, and of the U. N. representative at Dominican Republic Jose Antonio Mayobre.
Correspondents include Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz-Bennett, Military adviser to the Secretary-General Mayor-General Indar J. Rikhye, Political Adviser George Howard, U.N. Representative an Dominican Republic, Executive Secretary of the Economic Comission for Latin America Jose Antonio Mayobre, and Secretary-General U Thant.

Accession number is unknown

R.E. Guyer

Series contains records of Roberto E. Guyer dating mainly from his years as Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Subject files concern Chile, Cyprus, Beirut, Lebanon, the Middle East, Rhodesia and Vietnam. Files pertaining to Margaret Joan Anstee (United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative in Chile) and the Economic Commission for Western Asia (ECWA) are included. Series also contains code cables relating to the United Nations Chief Co-ordinator, the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF), the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Also included are registry files coded in a general (GEN) or political (POL) series; these files pertain to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, human rights, the Office of Legal Affairs, hijacking, kidnapping, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the People's Republic of China's entry into the United Nations. Records consist of correspondence, reports, statements, notes and code cables. The first ten files of the series, which contain memoranda from Sir Robert Jackson and miscellaneous code cables, are missing.

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