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United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) (1946-present) Series
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Specialized agencies

Series documents the relationship of Chef de Cabinet C. V. Narasimhan with specialized agencies including the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization - UNESCO, the World Health Organization - WHO, the International Atomic Energy Agency - IAEA, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade - GATT, the Food and Agricultural Organization - FAO, and the International Labour Organization - ILO. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Director of the FAO A. H. Boerma, Director-General of the IAEA Sigvard Eklund, Director-General of the ILO David Morse, and Director-General of UNESCO Rene Mahere. Arranged alphabetically by agency and therein by subject.

General Services - subject files

Series documents administrative matters such as buildings management, security and safety, commercial management, communications, and archives and records management. Records consists of correspondence, memoranda, clear and code cables - numbered and unnumbered, committee meeting minutes, and United Nations official documents. Correspondents include Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, Under-Secretary for Public Information H. Tavares de Sa, Assistant Secretary-General of General Services David Vaughan, Controller Bruce Turner, Under-Secretary and Legal Counsel C. C. Stavropoulos, Director-General of United Nations European Office P. P. Spinelli, and Assistant Secretary-General of Personnel M. H. Gherab. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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.

Library Advisory Committee - correspondence

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1946-1961: Cordier

Series consists of general memoranda and letters relating to the establishment and functions of the Library Advisory Committee, minutes of Committee Meetings 1946-1951. Series also contains documents on the donation of the J. H. Ralston Library Collection to the U.N. Library in 1953, including the transfer agreement and inventory of books.
Correspondents include Director of Library Services Karl Milam and Assistant S-G in Department of Security Council Affairs C. E. Zinchenko.

Accession Numbers are A/359 - Ralston Library Donation and A/122 - Committee Documents

James F. Engers working files

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1946-1961
Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs - 1959-1961
UN. Chef de Cabinet - 1961-1973

Series consists of personal working files created by James F. Engers as senior Political Affairs Officer, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs - 1946-1962, Senior Political Affairs Officer on loan to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General - 1960-1962, and Executive Officer of The Executive Office of the Secretary-General - 1963-1967. Series contains chronological files, incoming and outgoing correspondence, notes and working papers for the Department of Political and Security Council Affairs, personal documents, such as drafts of speeches, curriculum vitae, travel arrangements and immigration papers. Also documented are the activities relating to the International Cooperation Year - ICY, such as meetings of the ICY Preparatory Committee, statements by various UN and diplomatic officials, participant information, news clippings and brochures.
Correspondents include Under-Secretary for Economic and Social affairs Philippe de Seynes, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of General Services David Vaughan, Chief of NGO Section Curtis Roosevelt, Director of Personnel Sir Alexander McFarquhar, and Secretaries-General Dag Hammarskjöld and U Thant.

Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim - speeches and addresses

UN. Chef de Cabinet - 1961-1973
UN. Executive Assistant to Secretary-General - 1974-1982

Series consists of texts and drafts of speeches and addresses by the Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, along with briefs, reports and background information, handwritten notes and related correspondence. Also included are materials, drafts and a master copy of Building the Future Order, a book of speeches by Kurt Waldheim. Files were accumulated by principal officer of Executive Office Robert Rhodes James.
Correspondents include Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Decolonization Tang Ming-Chao, Personal Assistant to the Secretary-General Anton Prohaska, Assistant Secretary-General of Office of Public Information Genichi Akatani, Chef de Cabinet of Office of Director-General in Geneva Eric Jensen.

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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.

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.

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