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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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United Nations Observer Group in Central America (ONUCA) - Cables

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1986-1992: Goulding)

Series consists of numbered code, clear and only cables (incoming and outgoing), daily situation reports, and press cables related to the United Nations Observer Group in Central America (ONUCA) mission to monitor cross-border activities in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Press cables are summaries of local newspaper articles and/or copies of the articles. Subjects include cease-fire violations; arms seizures; Frente Farabundo Marti para la Liberacion Nacional (FMLN) guerilla activity; demobilization of the Nicaraguan Contras; rise of the "Recontras;" aircraft; personnel and administrative matters. Correspondents include Principal Political Adviser Rolf Knutsson; Chief Military Observers Brig. Gen. Agustin Quesada Gomez; Brig. Gen. Lewis W. Mackenzie; and Brig. Gen. Victor Suanzes.

Accession numbers: 93/164, boxes 4-6

Actual series size: 4 boxes

Chore

United Nations Observer Mission for the Verification of the Elections in Nicaragua (ONUVEN)

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1981-1988: Cordovez; 1986-1992: Goulding)

Series consists of numbered code and only cables (incoming and outgoing), numbered clear cables (incoming), correspondence, memoranda and daily press briefings related to the United Nations Observer Mission for the Verification of the Elections in Nicaragua (ONUVEN). Subjects include demobilization of the Nicaraguan Contras and coordination with the International Commission for Support and Verification (CIAV); the United Nations Transition Team (UNTT); and the United Nations Observer Group in Central America (ONUCA). Other subjects include the political situation in Nicaragua; cease-fire violations; repatriation of refugees; and the Central American peace process. Correspondents include Director of ONUVEN Iqbal Rizen.

Accession numbers: 93/166 and 93/167

Actual series size: 1 box

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United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) - Subject Files

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), memoranda, correspondence, agreements, reports and maps regarding the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) mission to supervise the cease-fire between Israel and Syria. Includes military strength and location reports; military staff lists; and incident reports with some photos. Subjects documented include cease-fire violations; land mines; security concerns; inspections of the area of limitation; and contributing countries. Also includes administrative and military matters; visits to the mission area by U.N. personnel and government representatives, finance; and personnel. Correspondents include Force Commanders Maj. Gen. Carl-Gustaf Stahl; and Maj. Gen. Gustaf Welin.

Accession numbers: 93/169, boxes 1-4

Actual series size: 7 boxes

Chore

United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) - Subject Files

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1981-1988: Cordovez; 1986-1992: Goulding)

Series consists of numbered and unnumbered clear and code cables (incoming and outgoing), incident reports, minutes, correspondence, memoranda, daily press briefings, missing persons case files, United Nations documents and maps regarding the United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) mission to maintain law and order and promote a return to normal conditions for Turkish-Cypriots and Greek-Cypriots in Cyprus. Includes minutes of intercommunal talks between the Turkish-Cypriot and Greek-Cypriot communities and meeting minutes of the Committee of Missing Persons in Cyprus. Subjects include Turkish-Cypriot and Greek-Cypriot complaints regarding agreement violations; and humanitarian matters including missing persons and the resettlement of Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots. Also includes, contributing countries; finance, meetings of the Secretary-General; and local Cypriot organizations. Correspondents include President of Cyprus Spyros Kyprianou; President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Rauf Denktash; and Special Representatives of the Secretary-General in Cyprus: B. F. Osorio Tafall, Hugo J. Gobbi and Reynaldo Galindo-Pohl.

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United Nations Observers for Verification of Elections in Haiti (ONUVEH) - Subject Files

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1986-1992: Goulding)

Series consists of correspondence, numbered code cables (incoming and outgoing), reports, memoranda, press releases, and United Nations documents regarding the United Nations Observers for Verification of Elections in Haiti (ONUVEH) mission to monitor the electoral process in Haiti. Subjects include selection and security of election observers, election procedures and voter turnout; the social, political and military situation in Haiti, and the attempted coup d'etat of 7January 1991; and administrative matters. Correspondents include Personal Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti Joao Augusto de Medicis and ONUVEH Chief Electoral Officer Horacio Boneo.

Accession numbers: 92/149, box 1

Actual series size: 3 boxes

Chore

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

Novak

George L. Sherry - Subject Files

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1958-1959: Trevelyn; 1958-1972: Bunche; 1959-1961: Narasimhan; 1962-1963: Loufti; 1963-1964: Protitch; 1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer)

Series consists of records generated and maintained by George L. Sherry, a principal officer and senior political advisor for Special Political Affairs. Documents include incoming and outgoing cables, memoranda, correspondence, newsclippings, press releases, operation reports of the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), letters from private citizens regarding the Congo, the liberation of Antoine Gizenga, draft reports, papers and copies of League of Nations mandates. Subjects include foreign military personnel reported to be "at large" in Katanga; biographies of personnel; reports to the Secretary-General re: the application of Security Council resolutions 21/02, 24/11 and 961; and Belgium nationals reported to be mercenaries in Katanga. Also includes papers on the Dacca relief operation with evaluations of management, bridges, salvage, supplies and fertiliser.

Note: Newspaper clippings are plentiful in this series and require duplication for preservation purposes.

Accession number: 1985/198

Actual series size: 2 boxes

Novak

United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) - Master Cables

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

Series consists of incoming and outgoing numbered and unnumbered clear and code cables documenting the progress of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP). Subjects include complaints; policies and procedures; security of headquarters; event summaries; and personnel and staffing issues.

Accession number: 1987/010

Actual series size: 1 box

Novak

Good Offices Mission Bahrain (GOMB) - Subject Files

UN. Office for the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1958-1972: Bunche; 1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer)

Series consist of materials documenting the progress of the Good Offices Mission, Bahrain (GOMB). Materials include correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings, draft statements, interview reports, Iranian petitions and clear and code cables. Subjects include staff and administration; the Bahrain Delegation; Bahrain independence; summaries of world-wide press clippings relating to Bahrain; and information relating to S/RES/278 (1970). Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant.

Accession number: 1987/179

Actual series size: 1 box

Novak

United Nations Chief Co-ordinator (UNCC) - Subject Files

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

Series consists of materials documenting the efforts of the Chief Coordinator of the United Nations Peace-Keeping Missions in the Middle East (UNCC), Lt. Gen. Ensio Siilasvuo, including clear cables from New York to Jerusalem, numbered and unnumbered code cables (incoming and outgoing); clearances for visits; staff lists and personnel information (such as resignations); minutes of meetings held by the Chief Coordinator; and correspondence. Subjects include the status of Israel, Lebanon and Egypt; UNEF II; and summaries and commentaries on articles printed in the Jerusalem press and other Middle East newspapers. Correspondents include UNEF Force Commander Maj. Gen. Bengt Liljestrand; and UNDOF Force Commander Hannes Philipp.

Accession number: 87/005, boxes 26-27; 85/183, box 22

Actual series size: 2 boxes

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