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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) - Clear Cables

UN. Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1956-1992)

Series consists of clear cables from the UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) which was staffed by UN Military Observers (UNMO's) and responsible for maintaining peace between Israel and Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan. Subjects include administration, staff changes, requests for instructions, updates on the local situation, incident reports, updates on the 1973 Middle East war, and situation reports. Subjects also include the UNCC. Correspondents include Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretaries-General for Special Political Affairs Roberto Guyer and Brian Urquhart, and UNTSO Chief of Staff Ensio Siilasvuo.

Accession numbers unknown

keyword: MIddle East

United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) - Clear Cables

UN. Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1956-1992)

Series consists of clear cables and weekly reports. Subjects include administration of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which was created to supervise the 1974 cease-fire agreement between Israel and Syria and staffed by UN Military Observers (UNMO's). Correspondents include Under-Secretaries-General for Special Political Affairs Roberto Guyer and Brian Urquhart, and UNDOF Chiefs of Staff Bengt Lilljestrand and Dewan Prem Chand. Arranged chronologically.

Indian Sub-Continent - Subject Files

Under-Secretary General for UNROD/UNROB (1972-1974:Jackson)

Series consists of personal workfiles of Sir Robert Jackson, reports by various UN and diplomatic officials, notes, minutes of meetings, plans and requirements for assistance and aid to Bangladesh and Pakistan, progress reports, press releases, newspaper clippings, photographs, invoices, letters, clear and code cables. Documented are flood relief and reconstruction in Pakistan, repatriation and resettlement of refugees in Pakistan and Bangladesh, development of agriculture and transportation, food shipments, and Chalna Port Shipwreck clearance. Documents created prior to 1972 relate to prior activities in the area and were accumulated as background information. Records created after 1974 contain correspondence related to residual funds from UNROB, staff and policy issues, reports on the continuation of food shipments. Correspondents include Senior Industrial Development Officer Nicky Berendjick, Chef-de Cabinet Chakravarthi Narasimhan, and Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim.

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) - Cables

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1970-1978: Guyer; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1981-1988: Cordovez; 1986-1992: Goulding)

Series consists of numbered and unnumbered code cables, clear cables and situation reports documenting the progress of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). Clear and code cables include reports of air violations, attacks on UN vehicles, rotations of battalions, and incident reports; expenditure information and personnel related correspondence (including repatriation, medical and disciplinary actions); humanitarian relief work; and observer difficulties and border violations. Situation reports include general assessments of situation, restriction of movement and ground/logistical activity. Subjects include interaction with PLO officials Abu Walid, Hani El-Hassan and Abu Ahmed and the escalation of the situation in Beirut. Correspondents include UNTSO Chief of Staff Brig.-Gen. E. A. Erskine; UNMEM Chief Coordinator Lieut.-Gen. E. Siilasvuo; Field Officers H. E. F. Nielsen and J. O'Callaghan; and Chairman Ilmac (Beirut).

Accession number: 1989/027

Actual series size: 36 boxes

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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

Records relating to the United Nations Special Committee on the Balkans [UNSCOB]

Series consists of letters, memoranda, clear cables, numbered code cables, press releases, UNSCOB reports (including Inspection Tour of Northern Frontiers of Greece), photographs of Alpha Island (7 bxw, various sizes), minutes of UNSCOB meetings, and United Nations documents relating to UNSCOB. Documented are UNSCOB progress and activities, updates on the political situation in Greece, and UNSCOB administration. Correspondents include: Andrew Cordier, Secretary-General Trygve Lie, Constantin Zinchenko Assistant Secretary-General of Security Council Affairs, and UNSCOB staff (including Raoul Aglion Principal Secretary). Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Records relating to the United Nations Advisory Council for Somaliland

Series consists of letters, clear cables, memoranda, progress reports, a map of Somaliland, a photograph of Somaliland (3x10in.b&w), and United Nations documents, relating to the UN Advisory Council for Somaliland. Documented are updates on Council's activities and progress, an Council financial and personnel matters. Correspondents include Andrew W. Cordier, Secretary-General Trygve Lie, the Council's Principal Secretary Egon Ranshof-Wertheimer, and Somali citizens. Arranged in broad subject categories.

Related Series: S-0723 United Nations Advisory Council in Somaliland S-1559 Division of Trusteeship in AG-033 Department of Trusteeship and Information From Non-Self-Governing Territories fonds
*S-1716 Field Service Section - Missions and Commissions Administratives Files: Somaliland in AG-031 Field Operations Service and Successory bodies

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