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Secretary-General U Thant (1961-1971) Series
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United Nations Temporary Executive Authority in West New Guinea [West Irian] (UNTEA)

Series consists of code cables, cables, itineraries, newspaper clippings, letters, reports, speeches, translations, minutes of meetings, press releases, biographical notes, bulletins, transcript of press conferences, background papers, transcript of a radio address. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: responsibilities and actions of UNTEA; Netherlands-Indonesian Agreement; cease-fire arrangements; appointment of Jose Rolz-Bennett as Temporary Administrator in West Irian; Rolz-Bennett Reports on cease-fire arrangements, deployment of UN Security Force, repatriation, political and security problems; implementation of Netherlands-Indonesian Agreement; proposal to send UN observers; appointment of Dr. Djalal Abdoh of Iran as Administrator of West Irian; breakdown of UNTEA officials by nationality; situation in the Middle East; election of Secretary-General to replace Dag Hammarskjold. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; C.V. Narasimhan, Chef de Cabinet; Brigadier General I.J. Rikhye, UNTEA; Dr. J.E. Quay, Prime Minister, Netherlands; Djalal Abdoh, Administrator, UNTEA; Mr. Engers. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 5.2.2.8

United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) - Files and Correspondence

Series consists of United Nations Operation in the Congo records of both Secretaries-General Hammarskjold (1953-1961) and U Thant. U Thant became Acting Secretary-General on 3 November 1961 he was appointed Secretary-General on 30 November 1962. The records were created in the course of political military and support activities relating to peacekeeping operations in the Congo during this period. In addition to subject files there is a set of Secretary-General Hammarskjold's correspondence with member states pertaining to the problems in the Congo. After his accidental airplane death in the Congo on 18 September 1961 interim officials including Acting Secretary-General U Thant kept subsequent Congo records files with Hammarskjold's. Included is Secretary-General U Thant's correspondence with member states pertaining to the problems in the Congo. In addition there is a set of U Thant's clear cables. Boxes 1 to 6 of this series are Hammarkskjold records while boxes 7 to 12 are U Thant records. Arranged in various sets of files as follows - correspondence and cables (to September 1961) correspondence with member states (to September 1961) then a set of 10 files on unrest, incidents etc. (14 July 1960 to 19 June 1961) Secretary-General U Thant's country files (predominantly to 1963) some of U Thant's subject files and his clear cables (November 1961 to June 1964).

United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) - Advisory Committee Verbatim Minutes

Administrative history The United Nations Advisory Committee on the Congo held its first meeting on 24 August 1960 it was dissolved after 23 April 1963. Chaired by the Secretary-General, with members from Canada, Ceylon, Ethiopia, Federation of Malaya, Ghana, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Liberia, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Sudan, Sweden, Tunisia, and the United Arab Republic. Immediately after Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold's death of 18 September 1961 Mr. Barnes of Liberia served as the chair. Acting Secretary-General U Thant began serving on the 17 November 1961.

Series consists of bound volumes of photostats of the minutes of the Advisory Committee on the Congo, originally the copies of Mr. Labouisse. Arranged in two sets, one in English, one in French, and within each set chronologically.

Conditions of access Series was originally classified confidential now declassified.

United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC)

Series consists of code cables, balance sheets, cables, handwritten notes, letters, reports, drafts, press releases. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: the selection of U Thant as the Chairman of the Conciliation Commission; Congo disengagement; a draft of Thant's chapter on the Congo from his memoirs; Michelmore Report on the administrative situation in Leopoldville; existence of the separate, autonomous Katanga region within the Congo; J.G. Beevor's exploratory visit to Brussels regarding the "Congo matter"; measures to exert economic pressure on Katanga; outline for economic stabilization and introduction of new currency; disposal of ONUC surplus property. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; L. Michelmore, Deputy Director of Personnel; Moise Tshombe, President, Katanga; J. G. Beevor, Vice President, International Finance Corporation; Felice Frasca, ONUC; David B. Vaughan, Director of General Services. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 5.2.2.7.2

United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC)

Series consists of cables, code cables, reports, telex conversations, drafts, aide-memoires, working papers, notes for meetings, press releases, memoranda, lists, laws, General Assembly documents, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, letters, speeches, Security Council documents, press statements, translations, interview transcriptions, handwritten notes, and corrigenda. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: United Nations Advisory Committee on the Congo; Adoula-Tshombe talks; succession of Katanga; terms of United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC); ANC; Plan of National Reconciliation; appointment of Secretary-General's Personal Representative in Brussels; ONUC withdrawal; Katangese gendarmerie; mercenaries; refugees; personnel issues; Kindu massacre incident; and political situation in Rwanda and Burundi and resulting refugees. Correspondents include Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet; Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; U Thant, Secretary-General; Moise Tshombe, President of Katanga; Sture Linner, Officer-in-Charge; Sture Linner, Secretary-General's Personal Representative in Brussels; Mr. Khiary, Chief of Civilian Operations, ONUC; Cyrille Adoula, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Congo; Robert K. A. Gardiner, Officer in Charge, ONUC; Bibiano F. Osorio-Tafall, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC; Bibiano F. Osorio-Tafall, Chief, Civilian Operations, ONUC; Brigadier I.J. Rikhye, Military Advisor to the Secretary-General; Max H. Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC; and S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer, ONUC. Files are arranged by subject. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 5.2.2.7.1

United Nations Observation Mission (UNYOM)

Series consists of agendas, cables, handwritten notes, letters, reports, speeches, translations, drafts, minutes of meetings, press releases, security council resolutions, biographical notes, incident reports, notes on press conferences. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: Security Council draft resolutions on Yemen, Ghana and Morocco; UN observation assistance to Yemen; intervention of UAR and Saudi Arabia in Yemen's internal affairs; appointment of Pier P. Spinelli as Secretary-General's Special Representative in Yemen; British air attacks on sites in Yemen; UAR attacks on Saudi Arabia; reviews of newspaper articles on situation in Yemen; meetings between U Thant and representatives of the UAR, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the UK; air support for UNYOM; rotation of UNYOM personnel; alleged use of poison gas by UAR; Mutual Defense Pact between UAR and Yemen; UAR-Saudi Arabia Agreement for disengagement; creation of the position of High Commissioner for Human Rights; progress reports of UNYOM commanders. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; Major General Carl Carlsson von Horn, Commander, UNYOM; Colonel Branko Pavlovic, Acting Commander, UNYOM; Mohsin A. Alaini, Permanent Representative from Yemen Arab Republic; Patrick Dean, Permanent Representative from the UK; Ambassador Baroody, Saudi Arabia; Dr. Pharoun, Saudi Arabia; Dr. Fawzi, UAR; B.F. Osorio-Tafall, Resident Representative in the UAR; Abdallah Al Sallal, President, Yemen Arab Republic; N. Fedorenko, Permanent Representative from USSR; Mahmoud Riad, Permanent Representative from UAR; Pier P. Spinelli, Secretary-General's Special Representative in Yem. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 5.2.2.9

Tributes and Gifts

Series consists of a variety of tributes and gifts from sources worldwide to Secretary-General U Thant. Items include honorary certificates, drawings, scrolls, photographs, a wood relief, books, sound recordings, special boxes, and a flag, among others. Certificates are arranged chronologically; the remainder by record or object type.

Locations - Boxes 1 to 2 are at Q323-R011-SU5 boxes 3 to 9 (oversize) are shelved at Q323-R011-SU1

Travels, Trips, and Engagements

Series consists of periodicals, aide-memoires, background papers, information circulars, degrees, programs, General Assembly resolutions, invitations, lists, memoranda, press releases, Security Council resolutions, cables, General Assembly documents, letters, maps, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, postcards, reports, speeches, drafts, payment vouchers, menus, code cables, handwritten notes, itineraries, news summaries, photographs, press statements, receipts, and translations. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: preparations for Secretary-General's trips; political situation in the Middle East; United States involvement in Vietnam; conferences; anniversaries of United Nations bodies; cancelled trips; honorary degrees; political situation in the Congo; political situation in Nigeria; disarmament; Administrative Committee on Co-ordination (ACC); protocol for official visits; Nuclear Test Ban Treaty; Pope Paul VI; the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Commemorative General Assembly Session in San Francisco, June 1965; development objectives and strategy; Organization of African Unity (OAU); and the 25th anniversary of the United Nations in June, 1970. Correspondents include Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Deputy Chef de Cabinet; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; U Thant, Secretary-General; David B. Vaughan, Under Secretary-General for General Services; Donald Thomas, Special Assistant to the Secretary-General; Ramses Nassif, Senior Information Officer; Ramses Nassif, Assistant to the Secretary-General; Pier P. Spinelli, Director-General of United Nations Office in Geneva; Martin Hill, Assistant Secretary-General for Inter-Agency Affairs; Norman Ho, Chief, Overseas Briefing Unit, External Relations Division, Office of Public Information; Hernane Tavares de Sa, Under-Secretary for the Office of Public Information; William C. Powell, Deputy Director, Press and Publications Division, Office of Public Information; and Lucien Lemieux, Secretary to the Secretary-General. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961-1971.

Subsidiary Bodies

Series relates to the Secretary-General's involvement with the subsidiary bodies of the United Nations, e.g., the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees, UNICEF, etc. Worldwide issues and problems are well documented in this series of records. Included are correspondence, handwritten notes, speeches, minutes of meetings, press releases, etc. Arranged in no particular order.

Statements

Series consists of press statements, interview transcriptions, transcriptions of press conferences, and lists. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: United Nations' budget; development; human rights; United Nations Development Decade; political situation in Vietnam; decolonization; World Food Conference; Trust Fund for South Africa; UNIPOM and India/Pakistan dispute; political situation in Cyprus, UNFICYP, and paying for UNFICYP; Secretary-General's trips; nuclear test ban treaty; purchase of UN bonds by member states; flag-raising ceremonies; political situation in the Congo and ONUC; disarmament; appointment of UN personnel; messages of condolence; emergency relief and assistance to member states; pledging conferences; natural disasters; and voluntary monetary contributions by member states. Arranged chronologically.

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