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United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) (1946-present) Series
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Public interest and information - 700 series - numbered subject files

Series relates to public interest in issues such as peacekeeping operations - in the Middle East, in Namibia, and in Vietnam, educational services, photograph and film projects, Secretary-General's speaking engagements and appearances, the United Nations Bookshop and publications Records consist of correspondence - including with the public, newsletters, newspaper clippings, invitations, schedules, and United Nations official documents relating to the administration of the public relations function. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, and Deputy Chef de Cabinet and later Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz-Bennett, . Arranged in numbered subject categories.

Public Information - subject files

Series documents appointments to the Office of Public Information, United Nations Information Centres, employee transfers and the World Fair of 1964. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, code cables - numbered and unnumbered, political reports from information centres, newpaper clippings, brochures and United Nations official documents. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretary for Public Information H. Tavares de Sa, Assistant Secretary-General for Public Information Agha Abdul Hamid, Under-Secretary-General for Administration and Management H. Keith Matthews, Assistant-Secretary-General for Public Information G. Alatani, and Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs in charge of Public Information Joze Rolz-Bennett. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Protocol and Liaison Section - Subject and chronological - 1946-1969

Series consists of records created and maintained by the Protocol and Liaison Section of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General not filed in the Secretariat's Central Registry filing system. The Protocol and Liaison Section was responsible to assist delegates with protocol, functions, and with respect to diplomatic Privileges and immunities. Records document Social events and Official functions, flag and emblem issues, General Assembly protocol details, Official visits to the United Nations, the funeral of count Bernadotte, and related. Arrangement is in two sets, the subject files of an earlier period, 1946-1953, and the chronological files of 1958-1969. - the subject files are organized by year.

Related records: Central Registry files created by the Protocol and Liaison Section during this period - see series S-0472.

Protocol and Liaison - subject files

Series documents the activities of the Protocol and Liaison Section - matters relating to the United Nations flag code, to security, to the hospitality committee, and to national holiday commemorations of member states. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, commercial publications, and United Nations official documents. Correspondents include Secretaries-General UThant and Kurt Waldheim, Chiefs of Protocol Sinan A. Korle and Pierre de Meulemeester, and the Chair of Hospitality Committee for United Nations Delegations Dorothy Hirshon. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Political issues - subject files

Series consists of correspondence and memoranda, incoming and outgoing code cables, newspaper clippings and UN documents on various political issues and events. Subjects include the detention of United States flyers in China, dispute between Cuba and the Dominican Republic, the sentencing of Czechoslovakian leaders, Persian oil crisis, Spanish question, Sudan-Egyptian border dispute, question of Tibet, and Yemeni and United Kingdom dispute. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie and Dag Hammarskjold; Leo Malania, Executive Assistant to the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General; D. Protitch, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Security Council Affair; Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General - without a department; and A. Sobolev, Assistant Secretary -General for Department of Security Council Affairs. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Accession numbers: A/399, 63/431, A/588, A/85, A/212, 62/1106, A/498, A/384, 62/1104, 72/88

Political and security matters - 600 series - numbered subject files

Series relates to the unification and rehabilitation of Korea, to peacekeeping operations and disarmament generally, to outer space activities, to international incidents, and to disputes.

Records consist of administrative and working files which include correspondence, memoranda, annual reports, incoming and outgoing clear cables, press releases, and United Nations official documents relating to political and security matters.

Correspondents include Secretary-U Thant, Under-Secretary-for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Assistant Secretary-for Inter-Agency Affairs I. Kittani, Under Secretary for Political and Security Council Affairs A. E. Nesterenko, Deputy Chef de Cabinet and later Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz Bennett, and Legal Counsel C. A. Stavropoulos. Arranged in numbered subject categories.

Political and Security Council Affairs - subject files

UN. Chef de Cabinet - 1961-1973: Narasimhan
Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs - 1962-1967: Narasimhan
Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs - 1959-1962: Narasimhan

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, clear and code cables - numbered, notification of meetings, minutes of meetings of inter-departmental working groups, commercial publications and United Nations documents relating to the department of Political and Security Council Affairs. Subjects include apartheid, disarmament, outer-space, sea-bed, and general administrative issues. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz-Bennett, Special Representative to the Secretary-General for Disarmament Ilkka Pastinen, and Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the Conference of the 18 Nation Committee of Disarmament D. Protitch.

Accession numbers: A/538, 67/184, 74/19, 74/74.

See also records series #S-0196.

Personnel case files

UN. Chef de Cabinet (1961-1973: Narasimhan)
Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs (1962-1967: Narasimhan)

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, code cables (numbered and unnumbered), curriculum vitae, newspaper clippings, biographical notes and United Nations documents relating to employees of the United Nations including top officials. Case files may include records relating to promotions, resignations, performance evaluations, transfers, recruitment, incidents, recommendations and announcements. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretary and Director of Personnel Sir Alexander MacFarquhar, and Assistant Secretary-General of Personnel M.H. Gherab.

Accession numbers: RR 73/76, 73/176, 73/192, 74/19, 74/74.

See also records series # S-0195.

Personnel administration - 500 series - numbered subject files

Series documents a variety of personnel matters such as recruitment, staffing, appointments, promotion, standards of conduct; acceptance of honours, decorations, favours and gifts, staff welfare and benefits, education benefits - United Nations International School, UNIS, staff relations, and appeals. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, United Nations official documents, commercial publications, newspaper clippings, and press releases. Correspondents include Secretaries-U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Deputy Chef de Cabinet and later Under-Secretary-for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz-Bennett, Assistant Secretary-and Director of Services D. B. Vaughan, and Under-Secretary-for Department of Economic and Social Affairs Philippe de Seynes. Arranged in numbered subject categories.

Personnel Services - subject files

Series documents staff appointments and assignments, staff transfers and promotions, advisory boards, personnel policy and procedures, recruitment, salaries, staff services, housing, and health and recreation. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, code cables - numbered and numbered, monthly and advisory board reports, resumes of applicants, and United Nations official documents. Correspondents include Secretary- General U Thant, Under-Secretary and Director of Personnel Sir Alexander MacFarquhar, Assistant -Secretary-General M. H. Gherab, and Under-Secretary for Economic and Social Affairs Phillipe de Seynes. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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