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

Chronological Files

Series documents top echelon correspondence on various political, public relations, and related matters. Included is correspondence on the peace process in the Middle East. Records include letters and cables. Correspondents include Secretary-Generals U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, and Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs Ralph J. Bunche. Arranged chronologically.

Political and security matters - 600 series - numbered subject files

Series relates to the unification and rehabilitation of Korea, to peacekeeping operations and disarmament generally, to outer space activities, to international incidents, and to disputes.

Records consist of administrative and working files which include correspondence, memoranda, annual reports, incoming and outgoing clear cables, press releases, and United Nations official documents relating to political and security matters.

Correspondents include Secretary-U Thant, Under-Secretary-for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Assistant Secretary-for Inter-Agency Affairs I. Kittani, Under Secretary for Political and Security Council Affairs A. E. Nesterenko, Deputy Chef de Cabinet and later Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz Bennett, and Legal Counsel C. A. Stavropoulos. Arranged in numbered subject categories.

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

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

Administrative services - 100 series - numbered subject files

Series documents general administrative activities of General Services, Geneva office operations, records management, Telecommunications, Buildings and Facilities management, Travel and Transportation, restaurant facilities, real estate transactions, and security matters. Records consist of correspondence, reports, memoranda, United Nations official documents, and clear cables. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, and Under-Secretary and Director of General Services D. B. Vaughan. Arranged in numbered subject categories.

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