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United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) (1946-present) Series
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Death of the Secretary-General and members of his party - subject files

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1946-1961: Cordier
Under Secretary-General in Charge of General Assembly - 1961-1962: Cordier

Series consists of verbatim records, notes, condolence registers, correspondence on funeral arrangements, and reports relating to the investigation of the airplane crush in Ndola, Northern Rhodesia, resulting in the death of the Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold and 15 other passengers and crew members. Documented are the hearings of witnesses by UN Commission to Investigate Conditions and Circumstances Resulting in the Death of the Secretary-General and Members of his Party, proceedings of Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Commission on the Accident Involving Aircraft SE-BDY TRANSAIR, Sweden, comments of Swedish government and Air Pilots Union.
Also included are reports on the Medical Investigation of the Accident, and case files on Dag Hammarskjold, Security Officers Serge Barrau and Harold Julian, Secretary Alice Lalande and personal Assistant William Randallo - address only.
Correspondents include Principal Secretary of the UN Commission Blaine Sloan and Chef de Cabinet Chakravarthi Narasimhan.

Accession number is unknown

Conferences and meetings - records

Series consists of correspondence and memoranda, incoming and outgoing code cables, reports, maps, newspaper clippings and United Nations documents. The conferences and commissions attended by top United Nations officials relate to various issues including disarmament, atomic energy, nuclear weapon tests, surprise attacks, and world peace. Among the highlights are the Geneva Conference, Central American Conference, Discontinuance of Nuclear Weapons Test Conference, and the Tenth Inter-American Conference of the Organization of American States. Correspondents include Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold; D. Protitch, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Security Council Affairs; and Brian Urquhart, Senior Officer to Under-Secretary-General Ralph Bunche - without a department. Arranged alphabetically by name of conference or meeting.

Accession numbers: A/498, A/212, 62/1106, 72/88

Conference Services - subject files

Series documents the control and limitation of documentation and confidentiality of documentation. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, and monthly progress reports of the Department of Conference Services. Correspondents include Under-Secretary for Conference Services Jiri Nosek, Director in Charge of Conference Services Georges L. Peissel, Assistant Secretary-General of Public Information Abdul Hamid, and Acting Director of the Library Joseph Groesbeck. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Committee of Experts on the Secretariat Review

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

Series consists of correspondence, minutes of meetings and reports, relating to the activity of the Committee of Experts on the Review of the Activities and Organization of the Secretariat - 'Committee of 8', created in order to facilitate maximum efficiency of the Secretariat. Documented are the selection of committee members, administrative matters, committee investigation of various departments and offices, meetings of the committee and its subcommittees. Also included are press releases, newspaper clippings on revamping the United Nations Secretariat, and the Secretary-General's Working Papers Nos. 1-129. Correspondents include Committee members, Director of Personnel W. A. B. Hamilton and the heads of various departments and offices.

Committee for the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the United Nations - subject files

Series documents the interest of member states and international agencies in commemorating the anniversary. Records include official documents, meeting minutes, reports, background documents, press releases, and correspondence. Correspondents include heads of the United Nations sponsored organizations, permanent representatives of member states to the United Nations, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Security Council Affairs Leonid Kutakov, Assistant Secretary-General for the Office of General Services David Vaughan, and Secretary-General U Thant. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Code cables - cities

UN. Chef de Cabinet - 1961-1973: Narasimhan; 1979-1981: Ahmed; 1982-1993: Dayal
UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1974: Kittani and Ismat; 1975: Ahmed and Kittani; 1976-1978: Ahmed

Series consists of incoming and outgoing code cables - numbered and unnumbered including memorandums and situation reports. Correspondence is between top eschelon United Nations - UN officials at New York headquarters and United Nations personnel based in cities, such as Nicosia, Damascus, Bangkok, Baghdad, Luanda, Jerusalem, Tegucigalpa, Srinagar, Zagreb, and Windhoek. Subject matters discussed relate to administrative issues including office operations, personnel, facilities management and travel arrangements; humanitarian activity; political events; security matters; and the activities of peace-keeping and observer missions. Code cables are contained in boxes 1 through 72; requests for code clearances are located in box 73. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Javier Perez de Cuellar, Kurt Waldheim, and U Thant; Jean-Claude Aime, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General and later Chief of Staff; and Under-Secretary-General of Special Political Affairs M. Goulding.

Accession numbers include: 89/29, boxes 1-6; 92/70, boxes 1-15; and 94/22, boxes 1-2.

Actual series size: 73 boxes.

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Code cables - administration files

Series consists of memoranda, United Nations documents, and telegrams relating to the administration of code operations and daily code logs - 1970-1974. Clear and code cables of the Office of the Chef de Cabinet are located in records series S-0228. Subjects include instructions for distributing incoming and outgoing code and clear cables, and code clearances. Correspondents include Brian Urquhart, Director/Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Deputy Chef de Cabinet and later Under- Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; and Andrew Cordier, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General. Arranged alphabetically by subject and therein chronologically.

Code and clear cables

Series dates primarily from 1961-1973 - there are a few items dated 1980. Documented are office operations including personnel administration, contract and purchasing, facilities management, travel arrangements and visits, humanitarian activity, political events, and the activities of peacekeeping and observer missions. Records are incoming and outgoing code and clear cables, as well as numbered and unnumbered cables. Correspondence is between top echelon United Nations officials in New York and missions located in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Dominican Republic, including Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Deputy Chef de Cabinet and later Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary General for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Philippe de Seynes, Controller Bruce Turner, Senior Officer for the Office of Special Political Affairs Brian Urquhart, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs J. Peres de Cuellar, Deputy Executive Officer for Department of Public Information R. Eriksen, and Chief of Section of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General D. Blickenstaff. Arranged alphabetically by location and therein chronologically.

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