Series consists of appendices, business cards, interview transcriptions, leaflets, memoranda, newspaper clippings, photographs, tables, cables, code cables, handwritten notes, letters, maps, reports, speeches, translations, cartoons, drafts, press releases, transcripts of press conferences, pamphlets, summary reports of meetings, foreign press extracts. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: war crimes committed by North and South Vietnamese forces; negotiations in Paris; request for UN observers for South Vietnamese elections; legality of American action in Vietnam; bombing of North Vietnam by the U.S.; Security Council discussion of situation in Vietnam; "17 Nation Appeal" non-aligned countries appeal to halt conflict in Vietnam; Commonwealth Mission for Peace in Vietnam; U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action; health situation of Vietnamese civilians; cease-fire; proposals to resolve conflict; excerpts from the General Assembly with references to U Thant and the situation in Vietnam; relations between U Thant and U.S. administrations regarding Vietnam; situation in Laos and Cambodia; violations of human rights in South Vietnam; reaction and involvement of the Soviet Union; the National Liberation Front's relationship to the North Vietnamese government; reaction of the general public, organizations, governments and heads of state to statements made by U Thant on Vietnam; special mission to investigate alleged persecution of Buddhists by Diem Administration. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; Tran-Chanh-Thanh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh, President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam; Lyndon B. Johnson, President, U.S.; Arthur J. Goldberg, Permanent Representative, U.S.; George McGovern, Senator, U.S.; Charles W. Yost, Permanent Representative, U.S.; Nguken Huu Chi, Permanent Observer to the UN from the Republic of Vietnam; Tran Van Lam, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Vietnam; Akira Matsui, President, Security Council; Abdul Rahman Pahwak, President of General Assembly; Constantin Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; Dr. Benjamin Spock, Co-Chairman, National Committee for A Sane Nuclear Policy, Inc.; Martin Luther King, Jr., Spring Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam; H. Ross Perot; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Chef de Cabinet; Joan M. Vinson, National Coordinator, National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
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