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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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Correspondence - Ivory Coast and to Guinea

UN. Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1965-1971 : Rolz-Bennett)
Series consists of letters (mostly copies), clear cables, numbered code cables, Secretary-General draft reports, notes to the file, press clippings, press releases, speeches of the Secretary-General and United Nations documents. This series documents political incidents that took place between the Republic of the Ivory Coast and the Republic of Guinea in 1967, over the detention of two Guinearn diplomats in the Rpublic of the Ivory Coast. Correspondence includes: Jose Rolz-Bennett, Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan, Secretary-General U Thant, representatives of Guinea (including the President Ahmed Sekou Toure) and of the Ivory Coast, and the Special Representivates of the Secretary-General (including Pier P. Spinelli.)
Accession Numbers: Unknown

Subject Files - Korea Missions

Series created by Executive Assistant Andrew Cordier, and later by Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Record types include letters, memoranda, clear cables, numbered code cables, an agreement (re National Medical Center), reports of the UN Commission on Korea (UNCOK), summary of a meeting of the UN Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea (UNCURK) representatives with the Acting Prime Minister of Korea, photostats of documents captured from the Korean People's Republic (1950), press releases, UN documents. Includes files relating to the UN Temporary Commission on Korea (UNTCOK), UNCOK, UNCURK, and the UN Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA). Correspondents include C.V.Narasimhan, the Secretary-General Trygve Lie, the principal secretaries and other officials of the various Korean Special missions, Chou En Lai of the People's Republic of China, American officials addressing the Secretary-General, and friends and families of missing United Nations military personnel (1955). Arranged alphabetically by subject.

United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea (UNCURK) - Summaries of Developments

Series early records are those of Andrew Cordier, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General, and later records those of Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General for the Special Political Affairs. Records types include weekly, fortnightly, and monthly "summaries of developments" (mimeographed) prepared by UNCURK's principal secretary, and relating to all aspects of the situation in Korea, including international and military matters, national matters, and matters of economic development. Arranged chronologically.

Political Commissions and Related Records

Series created by Executive Assistant Andrew Cordier, and later by Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Records types are letters, memoranda, clear cables, numbered code cables, mission administrative reports, press releases, press clippings, and United Nations documents relating to the administration of various missions. Missions documented include - UN Commission on the Racial Situation in the Union of South Africa (UNCORS), UN Commission to Investigate Conditions for Free Elections in Germany, and the mission of the Personal Representative of the Secretary-General in Laos. Also included is an observation report on the Togoland Plebiscite by Shiv K. Shastri (copy), one administration clear cable relating to the Cameroons Plebiscite and four administrative clear cables relating to the Accra Plebiscite. Correspondence includes Andrew Cordier, Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, the Principal Secretaries of these missions (inluding J.A. Romanos for UNCORS, and Carl Jakhelin for Laos). Arranged alphabetically.

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

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