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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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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 Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) - Subject Files

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1974)

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing clear and code cables, and memoranda dealing with five basic groups of subjects: a) legal issues, including the Cypriot constitution, protection of cultural property, and land use; b) visits, including tours of the area by VIP's and non-UN military observers, as well as by UN officials; c) administration, including policy directives and operating procedures; d) military, including troop rotation and leave, general orders, and logistics; e) political, including UNFICYP presence and strength, elections, and office holders. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretaries-General for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche and Jose Rolz-Bennett, Special Representative Bibiano Osorio-Tafali, UNFICYP Commanders Ilmari Martola and Dewan Chand.

Accession numbers: 80/38, 80/70

United Nations Relief Operations Dacca (UNROD) - Subject Files

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1971-1975: Guyer)

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing clear cables, memoranda, and reports relating to the UN's food relief operations in Dacca, East Pakistan before, during, and after the war between India and Pakistan, and is divided into five major subject categories as follows: a) administration, including communications, transportation, clearance of the Chalna port, and policies and procedures; b) staff, including files on senior and lower echelon staff members, as well as some substantive material on the various special representatives; c) donors, including appeals and meetings with countries donating to relief efforts; d) general, including press reports and clippings; e) reports, including progress updates and Special Representative Toni Hagen's reports on disaster relief. Correspondents include Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Roberto Guyer, Special Officer F.T. Liu, Mission Commanders Victor Umbricht, Sir Robert Jackson, and Francis Lacoste, and High Commissioner for Refugees Ambassador Erna Sailer.

Accession numbers: A/754; 77/207

Secretaries-General

Series contains Brian E. Urquhart's files pertaining to several Secretaries-General: Dag Hammarskjold, U Thant, Kurt Waldheim, and Javier Perez de Cuellar. Records include correspondence, photographs, interviews, press clippings, speeches, statements, press releases, transcripts and summaries of press conferences, and background material and introductions related to Annual Reports (1972-1985). Documented are speeches and other material written by Mr. Urquhart for the Secretaries-General. Records also pertain to Dag Hammarskjold's death in a plane crash as well as memorial services held in his honor. Series is arranged by name of Secretary-General.

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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