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United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) (1946-present) Series
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Personal files

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

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, clear and code cables (numbered and unnumbered), itineraries, journals, brochures, invitations, letters of thanks, newspaper clippings, press releases and United Nations documents relating to the personal files of the Chef de Cabinet. Subjects include trips; speeches; boards, committees and foundations; organizations; and the United Nations International School (UNIS). Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, and mostly communications between the Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan and the heads and representatives of organizations, boards, foundations, colleges and universities, diplomats and countries' top officials.

Accession numbers: 66/203, 67/184, 73/176, 74/19, 74/74, 74/105, 77/4.

Organizational matters - subject files

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

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, committee reports and proposals, newspaper clippings, and United Nations documents relating to the organizational matters of the Secretariat. Subjects relate to the review of the activities and organization of the Secretariat and reports from committees, such as, the Committee of Experts and Committee of Seven, proposing Secretariat reorganization strategies. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Assistant-Secretary-General for Inter-Agency Affairs I. Kittani, Under-Secretary for Economic and Social Affairs Philippe de Seynes, Legal Counsel C.A. Stavropoulos, and Under-Secretary-General for Administration and Management H. Keith Matthews.

Accession numbers: 67/184, 74/74.

See also records series # S-0176.

Organizational Matters - Subject files

Series documents departmental reorganizations, security arrangements, travel of United Nations officials, functions of the Secretary-General and Chef de Cabinet, conferences and meetings, cooperation and liaison, and protocol. Files are all numbered in the 400 series. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, clear cables, United Nations official documents, reports, newspaper clippings, brochures, itineraries, and speeches. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Deputy Chef de Cabinet then Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz-Bennett, and Under-Secretary-General for Department of Economic and Social Affairs Philippe de Seynes. Arranged alphabetically in numbered subject categories.

Office of Special Political Questions

Series includes sub-series DAG-1/8.0 and Accession 1981/0009.

In 1977, served as a clearing-house for information on all aspects of the assistance programme to Lesotho, regarding the complaints by Lesotho against South Africa in regards to its economic dependence on South Africa. In 1978, the Office directed two missions to investigate the South African student refugee problem in Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Zambia. - YUN, 1977 The Assistant Secretary-General was Abdulrahim Abby Farah - 1973-1978.

Narcotics - subject files

Series documents the activities of the Division of Narcotics which was transferred to the European Office in 1965. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, clear and code cables (numng to the Division of Narcotics . Subjects pertain to the United Nations fund for drug abuse control, the Thailand project, and administrative matters. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Deputy Chef de Cabinet Jose Rolz-Bennett, Director-General of the European office P. P. Spinelli, Director of Narcotic Drugs D. A. Chapman, President of the Permanent Central Opium Board Sir Harry Greenfield, and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General to the United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse Control W. A Schurmann. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Missions and Commissions records

Series consists of incoming and outgoing code and clear cables - numbered and unnumbered, correspondence, press releases, reports, newspaper clippings, booklets on the International Red Cross, photographs of an investigation into the death of ICRC - Red Cross workers in the Congo, and maps of the Kashmir and Indus Basins. Files include a report entitled Review and Analysis of Developments in Guinea from 1 July to 3 August 1960, Report of the United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea - 1972, report from the United Nations Temporary Executive Authority - UNTEA on projections regarding education in West Irian - West New Guinea for 1963-64, report on the United Nations Malaysia Mission detailing information on the political structures of the regions of Malaysia - 1963, press release regarding the United States bombing of Hanoi, and papers relating to the proposed draft communique establishing diplomatic relations between Thailand and Cambodia - 1963. Correspondents include United Nations Commissioner in Libya Adrian Pelt, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General Andrew Cordier, Secretary-Generals Dag Hammarskjold and U Thant, Under-Secretary for Inter-Agency Affairs Martin Hill, and Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz-Bennett. Arranged alphabetically by country or mission.

Martin W. Hill - numbered subject files

League of Nations - 1927-1946: Hill;

UN. EOSG/OSG - 1946: Hill;
UN. EOSG/OSG/Office of Special Advisors - 1947-1948: Hill;

UN. EOSG/OSG/Deputy Executive Assistant and Coordinator of Specialized Agencies and Economic and Social Matters - 1949: Hill;
UN. EOSG/OSG/Coordinator of Specialized Agencies and Economic and Social Matters - 1950-1954: Hill;

UN. OSG/Deputy Under-Secretary of Department of Economic and Social Affairs - DESA - 1955-1957: Hill;

UN. OSG/Deputy Under-Secretary and Personal Representative of Secretary-General to Specialized Agencies - 1958-1966: Hill;

UN. OSG/Under-Secretary and Personal Representative of Secretary-General to Specialized Agencies - 1967: Hill;

UN. OSG/Assistant-Secretary-General of Inter-Agency Affairs - IAA/DESA - 1968-1969;

UN. OSG/Assistant- Secretary-General/IAA/DESA - 1970: Hill;

UN. EOSG/OSG - 1971:Hill;

UN. Special Fellow/UNITAR - 1972-1976: Hill

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, code cables, committee notices, minutes and agendas, reports, news clippings, press briefings, books, pamphlets, handbooks, United Nations documents, organization charts, speeches and invitations of files created and maintained by Martin W. Hill during his various positions at the United Nations. There are some background documents relating to the League of Nations ranging in date from 1930 to 1946, but the bulk of the material is from 1944 to 1976.

Subject areas include the Department of Economic and Social Affairs consisting of reports of working groups, regional commissions, and conference and administrative questions; draft studies, proposals and recommendations for implementation of the structural and organization of the Secretariat and affiliates, such as UNICEF, UNESCO and UNITAR; technical assistance; correspondence with non-government organizations; repatriation; tourism and travel; budget; natural disasters; political, economical and social matters; peaceful uses of atomic energy;and Economic Commission for Europe. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjöld, U Thant, and Kurt Waldheim; Controller Bruce Turner; Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General Andrew Cordier; Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan; Under-Secretary of DESA Philippe de Seynes; W.R. Malinowski, Chief Regional Commission Section/ECA; and Dr. H.L. Keenleyside, Director-General/ Technical Assistance Administration. Accession number: 1992/003, boxes 1-54 - boxes 14 through 18, numbered files #187-242 are missing.

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

Legal issues - 300 series - numbered subject files

Series documents matters of international criminal law and jurisdiction, privileges, immunities and legal status involving host country relations, incidents regarding governments, personnel, copyright protection, and taxation. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, United Nations official documents, and newspaper clippings. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Dag Hammarskjold and U Thant, Director of United Nations Office in Geneva P. P. Spinelli, Legal Counsel C. A. Stavropoulous, and Assistant Secretary-General for Inter-Agency Affairs I. Kittani, . Arranged in numbered subject categories.

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