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

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.

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.

Publications Board - papers, reports and memoranda

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

Series consists of papers, interoffice memoranda and reports of the Publications Board for the period of 1947-1954. Documented are requests for publication, budget and distribution issues, policy decisions, administrative instructions and survey of documentation. Also included are 2 bound volumes of 1950-1951 publication programmes - oversized and reports of the Supervisory Commission of the League of Nations - 1935-1945, containing information on publications.

Accession number is 62/1130 - A/397

Publications Board - subject files

Series documents the activities of the Publications Board. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, and annual reports. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Under-Secretary for Conference Services Jiri Nosek, and Chief Editor and Executive Assistant of the Office of the Secretary-General Leo Malania. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Please note that box 7 is oversize folder, title Publications programs.

Reports and surveys

Series consists of correspondence and memoranda, notes and working papers, situation reports on countries, and statements and news clippings. Reports and surveys include Daily Reports to the Secretary-General, Nos. 1-968 for the years 1949-1955; Daily General Assembly Reports-GA VIII, Nos. 1-95, prepared by the General Political Division of the Department of Security Council Affairs for the use of the Secretary-General and immediate assistants, 1953; Selective Survey of International Political Events arranged numerically by items, Nos. 1-159, 1949-1955; and Political and Security Council Reports on countries, also known as 'Protitch Reports', dating from 1947-1958, consisting of notes for the Secretary- General on political affairs. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie and Dag Hammarskjold; D. Protitch, Under Secretary-General for Political and Security Council Affairs; and Leo Malania, Executive Assistant to the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General.

Accession numbers: A/384, 62/1104, A/285, A/286, 63/133

Secretariat departments and offices - subject files

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, clear cables and United Nations documents relating to the administration of departments and offices at headquarters and overseas including Administrative and Financial Services, Appeals Board, Conferences and General Services, Economic Affairs, Field Service, Geneva Office, Legal Department, Public Information, Protocol and Liaison, Shanghai Office, Washington D.C. Office, Social Affairs, Press, and Trusteeship Council. Subject areas cover organization and responsibilities of departments and offices, progress reports to the Secretary-General, facilities management, budget matters and communications. Correspondents include Secretary-General Trygve Lie; A. Sweetser, Director of Washington D.C. United Nations Information Centre; W. Stoneman, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General; Brian Urquhart, Personal Assistant to the Secretary-General and later Senior Officer to Ralph Bunche who was an Under-Secretary-General without a department; D.B. Vaughan, Under-Secretary and Director of General Services; M.H. Hill, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General; and A.H. Feller, General Counsel and Principal Director of the Legal Department.

Accession numbers: A/212, 62/1106, A/399, 63/431, A/211, 62/1107, A/399, A/384, 62/1104

Secretary-General - personal files

Series consists of correspondence and memoranda, registers, newspaper clippings, clear and code cables, photographs, speeches, 1200 feet of radio broadcast tape documenting the Commemorative Service in Tog-Lome - 29 September 1961 and United Nations documents. Subjects cover public relations including speeches, press conferences and letters from the public attached to responses. Approximately 1.5 linear feet of records pertain to the death of Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold including condolence registers sent from United Nations missions - 1961-1962. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie and Dag Hammarskjold; Leo Malania, Assistant to the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General; Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General - without a department; and W. Stoneman, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General.

Accession numbers: A/384, 62/1104, A/399, 63/431, A/498

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