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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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Subject Files - Special Political Affairs

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1958-1972: Bunche; 1959-1961: Narasimhan; 1962-1963: Loufti; 1963-1964: Protitch; 1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1981-1988: Cordovez)

Series consists of general and administrative files created by the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) and maintained as part of the central files. Series includes correspondence, memorandum, publications, reports from the Secretary-General to the Security Council (SECCO), annual reports, maps and biographies of personnel. Subjects include UN medals; resolutions on satellite broadcasting (1978); proposals on land mines and booby traps; the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR; the Shatt-Al-Arab (the boundary line between Iran and Iraq); Iran's proposal for a nuclear free zone; the International Conference in Kampuchea, Kampuchean relief; and the Addis Ababa peace talk. Correspondents include Under-Secretaries General C. V. Narasimhan and J. Rolz-Bennett.

United Nations Representative in West Irian (UNRWI) - Subject Files

The task of the United Nations Representative in West Irian (UNRWI), Fernando Ortiz-Sanz, was to participate in arrangements for the act of self-determination. West Irian was formerly known as West New Guinea, Irian Jaya, and as of 2012 it is part of Indonesia with special autonomy status.

Included are incoming and outgoing cables, both in code and clear, and correspondence between UNRWI, with many to and from Ortiz-Sanz, with United Nations Headquarters in New York, and the Indonesian government. These concern events in West Irian, and the activities of UNRWI. Also included are inter-office memos between UNRWI members; data concerning the population, geography, and other characteristics of West Irian; and petitions from many individuals and groups in West Irian concerning the issue of self-determination or Indonesian rule. Acknowledgements to the petitions, a registry of petitions, and miscellaneous clippings and other documents are included.

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, handwritten documents, incoming and outgoing cables, code cables, telegrams, draft reports, meeting reports, final reports, draft manuscripts, statements, summary reports, petitions, translations, instructions, agreements, press clippings, logs, rosters, chronologies, notes, diagrams, statistics, periodicals, resumes, itineraries, and routing slips.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: Act of Free Choice between Republic of Indonesia and Kindom of Netherlands for West New Guinea; backround materials on West Irian; five year development plan of West Irian; local elections; demographics; local economies; assassination plots; incidents; political detainees; and organization of consultant assemblies.

Correspondents include U Thant, UN Secretary-General; Jernando Ortiz Sanz, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Act of Free Choice, West Irian; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General of Special Political Affairs; Mohamed Sharif, Director, International Organization, Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia; and Marshall E. Williams, Principal Secretary and Chief Administrative Officer.

Office of the Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs - Director - Iran/Iraq

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

Note: Directors for this period are as follows: V. Dayal, N. A. Fochine, F. T. Liu, G. L. Sherry, I. Palenykh, J-C. Aime, G. Feissel, V. N. Misharin and I. S. Riza.

Series consists of confidential reports, UNDP-Tehran reports, Iran / Iraq background materials, Security Council documents / UN documents, UN draft treaties, legal information, an Iran / Iraq boundary study, the records of five shuttle trips taken by Olof Palme, chronological and administrative files, cease-fire administration files, Department of Public Information (DPI) press releases, and inspection reports. Subjects include the Suez; vessels; shipwreck clearance; Gulf related publications; prisoners of war 1982-1983 (POW's); POW camps (1984); the POW mission (1984-1985) exchange of POW's (1985); the Shatt-al-Arab waterway; the Iraq / Iran boundary; resolution 540 (1983); and chemical weapons. Correspondents include the Secretary-General's Special Envoy O. Palme; and Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs D. Cordovez.

Accession number: 1989/111
Actual series size: 7 boxes
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Middle East - Subject Files

Series created by various Under-Secretaries-Generals for Special Political Affairs, including at the end of the period, Under-Secretary-General Cordovez. Records include United Nations official documents, numbered code and clear cables (incoming and outgoing), press releases, daily press briefings, correspondence, memoranda, and press clippings regarding the Middle East, including Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and the Palestine LIberation Organization (PLO). Includes meeting summaries, briefing notes for the Secretary-General, agreements, and some maps. Bulk of materials date from 1967 to 1986; only two items date from 1948-1949. Subjects include the question of Palestine; the Arab-Israeli conflict; deportations from Israeli-occupied territories; assistance for the reconstruction and development of Lebanon; and the construction of a Mediterranean-Dead Sea canal. Other subjects include incidents; meetings and conferences; prisoners of war; humanitarian assistance; terrorism; the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); and Palestinian University. Also includes the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF); United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL); and the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO). Correspondents include Chief Coordinator for U.N. Peace-keeping in the Middle East Lt. Gen. Ensio Siilasvuo and UNIFIL Force Commander Maj. Gen. Emmanuel A. Erskine. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) - Master Cables

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1959-1972: Bunche; 1963-1964: Protitch; 1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1981-1988: Cordovez)

Series consists of numbered and unnumbered master clear cables, UNFICYP (United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus) - Geneva clear cables, situation reports, press cables, code cables, Cyprus assessment reports and mediator reports. Items document clearances, visits, cease-fire violations, flight rotations and personnel alterations such as medical conditions, transfers and replacements. Also includes drafts of monthly reports, extracts from local presses, reports on the political climate in Cyprus, and shooting incidents. Subjects include Enonis; Eoka-B; 1975 Cyprus talks in Vienna; 1977 and 1980 intercommunal talks; Greek president Kyprianov; Turkish leader R. Denktash; and the Third Pan-Cyprian Congress of 1984. Correspondents include Special Representatives of the Secretary-General, UNFICYP, L. Weckman-Munoz and R. Osario-Tafall; UNPeace-Keeping Force in Cyprus Commander Maj.-Gen. Prem Chand; Information Officer S. Yacoub; Information Officer for the Office of Public Information K. Beaven; UN Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus Chief Administrator B. Hausner; Chef de Cabinet C. V. Narasimhan; and Under-Secretary-General of Special Political Affairs Rolz-Bennett.

Accession number: 1990/021

Actual series size: 32 boxes

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United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) - Draft and Text Preparatory Materials

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1958-1972: Bunche; 1959-1961: Narasimhan; 1963-1964: Protich)
Series consists of preparatory files, drafts, final chapters and related correspondence used to produce a book documenting the history of the Congo Operation. Text written by Fou Tchin Liu, then Senior Political Officer to the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Subjects include the incident of 21 November 1960 at Leopoldville; the Kasavuba Delegation; the formation of the Adoula government; the Kitona Agreement; the plan of national reconciliation; and the secession of Katanga. Correspondents include Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs R. J. Bunche.

Accession number: 1987/0006

Actual series size: 6 boxes

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United Nations Iran-Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG) - Cables

Series consists of numbered clear and code cables (incoming and outgoing) regarding the United Nations Iran - Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG) mission to supervise the Iran-Iraq cease-fire and troop withdrawal. Code cable subjects include daily situation reports; deployment and security of U.N. military observers; cease-fire violations; status of forces agreements; the return of POWs and war dead; UNIIMOG personnel relations with Iranian authorities; and the Irani/Iraqi mixed military working group. Other subjects documented include the political situation in Iran; incidents and casualties; and administrative matters, including press relations and communications difficulties. Clear cables are primarily summaries of Iraqi daily newspapers reports. Correspondents include UNIIMOG Chief Military Observer Maj. Gen. Slavko Jovic.

Accession numbers: 92/150, boxes 3-9

Actual series size: 11 boxes

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United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), Damascus - Subject Files

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

Series consists of materials documenting the progress of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Middle East. Series includes incoming and outgoing clear cables; strength and location reports; traffic accident returns; board of inquiry reports; visit clearances; information on logistics and operations; and staff lists. Subjects include proposed establishment of CANCON (1979-1980). Correspondents include Force Commander Major-General H. Philip, Major-General L. Koho, and Under-Secretaries-General R. E. Guyer and B. E. Urquhart.

Accession number: 1987/005, boxes 14-18

Actual series size: 8 boxes

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Peacekeeping - 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 correspondence, memoranda, code and clear cables, press releases, meeting summaries, and reports regarding peace-keeping. Also includes United Nations documents, briefing notes to the Secretary-General, and resolutions. Subjects include the administration of peace-keeping operations; budgets; United Nations publications; personnel training; field service; the joint inspection unit; the International Peace Academy; land mines; and repertory of practice of United Nations organs.

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