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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) - Correspondence with Chief Military Observer

Series created by Executive Assistant Andrew Cordier, then later by Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Records include letters, clear cables, numbered code cables, draft statements, Pakistani government press releases, news clippings, notes to file, maps of cease-fire line and Nekowal area, United Nations documents, and other miscellany, relating to UNMOGIP. A variety of issues, many of which are of a confidential nature, are described within the correspondence in considerable detail, including: military events in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, the application of the "cease-fire" agreement, activities of the Military Observers, and the assignments of the Military Observers. In addition to the Chief Military Observer (a few of whose letters are handwritten), other correspondents include: UNMOGIP officials, the head of UNRIP, the head of the Field Operations Service, the head of the Purchase and Transportataion Division, and the United States mission to the United Nations. Arranged chronologically.

Indo-China - Subject Files

Under-Secretary General, Coordinator - UN Assistance to Indo-China; Zambia; Cape Verde, (1975-1979: Jackson)

Series consists of reports and studies, memoranda, press releases and correspondence related to UN assistance to Indo-China, newspaper clippings and publications on Viet-Nam, Laos and Cambodia, government documents. Series contains material created prior to 1975 and accumulated as background information. Documented are UN relief and rehabilitation activities after the wars in the area have ended, such as relations with donor governments, resettlement of refugees, food provisions and assistance programs, personnel and policy issues. Series contains papers relating to Mekong River Development Project, including reference material, reports and publications on Lower Mekong Rivert Project, and correspondence, working papers, interim and final reports on Pa Mong Dam project. Correspondents include Chef de Cabinet Chakravarthi Narasimhan, Senior Industrial Development Officer Nicky Berendjick, Director of Office of Special Political Affairs Brian Urquhart, High Commissioner for Refugees Sadruddin Aga Khan, Acting Director of Office of Technical Cooperation of Department of Economic and Social Affairs Stig Andersen and Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim.

Indian Sub-Continent - Subject Files

Under-Secretary General for UNROD/UNROB (1972-1974:Jackson)

Series consists of personal workfiles of Sir Robert Jackson, reports by various UN and diplomatic officials, notes, minutes of meetings, plans and requirements for assistance and aid to Bangladesh and Pakistan, progress reports, press releases, newspaper clippings, photographs, invoices, letters, clear and code cables. Documented are flood relief and reconstruction in Pakistan, repatriation and resettlement of refugees in Pakistan and Bangladesh, development of agriculture and transportation, food shipments, and Chalna Port Shipwreck clearance. Documents created prior to 1972 relate to prior activities in the area and were accumulated as background information. Records created after 1974 contain correspondence related to residual funds from UNROB, staff and policy issues, reports on the continuation of food shipments. Correspondents include Senior Industrial Development Officer Nicky Berendjick, Chef-de Cabinet Chakravarthi Narasimhan, and Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim.

United Nations Military Observers (UNMO) - National Service Efficiency Reports

Series created and maintained until 1961 by Andrew Cordier, the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General, and subsequently by Ralph Bunche, the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Records are service records of individual military observers, generally following the end of their tenure with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) or other UN operations in the Middle East. Documented are claims made following death or injury, legal status, etc. Correspondents include Andrew Cordier, Leo Malania, UNTSO Chiefs-of-Staff Carl C. von Horn and Ensio Siilasvuo, and permanent representatives of various participating countries. Arranged chronologically.

United Nations Military Observers (UNMO) - Correspondence

UN. Executive Assistant to the SG (1946-1961)
UN. Chef de Cabinet (1961-1973)
UN. Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1956-1992)

Series consists of letters relating to the UN Truce Supervision Operation's (UNTSO) assignment and administration of military observers (UNMO) of each participating country (or Military Contingent) such as assignment to UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) and Tours of Duty. Series also contains pouch lists with correspondence listed by date and country. Correspondence is between Andrew Cordier of the Secretary-general's office, Ralph Bunche, Roberto Guyer, F.T. Liu, and Brian Urquhart of the Office for Special Political Affairs and with top UNTSO echelon staff such as Chiefs of Staff E.L.M. Burns, William Riley, Carl C. von Horn, and Bengt Liljestrand, and also with the permanent representatives of the countries providing observers for UNSTO.

Accession Numbers: Accession 79/132; A/780; 79/55; A/588

Former series location: DAG-1/2.1.4, boxes 24-26

keyword: Middle East

United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) - Clear Cables

UN. Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1956-1992)

Series consists of clear cables and weekly reports. Subjects include administration of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which was created to supervise the 1974 cease-fire agreement between Israel and Syria and staffed by UN Military Observers (UNMO's). Correspondents include Under-Secretaries-General for Special Political Affairs Roberto Guyer and Brian Urquhart, and UNDOF Chiefs of Staff Bengt Lilljestrand and Dewan Prem Chand. Arranged chronologically.

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) - Clear Cables

UN. Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1956-1992)

Series consists of clear cables from the UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) which was staffed by UN Military Observers (UNMO's) and responsible for maintaining peace between Israel and Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan. Subjects include administration, staff changes, requests for instructions, updates on the local situation, incident reports, updates on the 1973 Middle East war, and situation reports. Subjects also include the UNCC. Correspondents include Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretaries-General for Special Political Affairs Roberto Guyer and Brian Urquhart, and UNTSO Chief of Staff Ensio Siilasvuo.

Accession numbers unknown

keyword: MIddle East

Second United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF II) - Clear Cables

UN. Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1956-1992)

Series contains incoming and outgoing clear administrative and operations cables. Subjects include incidents, personnel shifts, supply requisitioning, status updates, injury reports, press analysis and reports, and arrangements for official visits. Correspondents include Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretaries-General for Special Political Affairs Roberto Guyer and Brian Urquhart, and UNEF officers ___ Holland and ____ Cooper. Arranged chronologically.

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)

UN. Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1956-1992)

Series contains correspondence, reports, and incoming and outgoing code cables. Subjects include relief efforts, education programs, UNRWA staff files, reports to the General Assembly, humanitarian aid and refugee camps. Correspondents include General Michelson, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Ralph J. Bunche, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General Andrew Cordier, Leo Malania, and international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Red Cross, the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO). Other subjects include general human rights in the Middle East. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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