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International Civilian Mission in Haiti, OAS/UN (MICIVIH)
The records consist of legal documents such as the lease agreement for MICIVIH and UNMIH office space, United Nations and Organization of American States (OAS) cost-sharing agreements, and a letter of agreement between the United Nations and the Haitian Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) providing the CEP with technical assistance and funds. There are memoranda concerning Haitian law and the carrying of weapons and on the legal framework for disarmament in Haiti. The records also contain reports on preliminary investigations of incidents of violence involving the Haitian National Police (HNP) occurring in Cité Soleil in March 1996. Also present are summaries of coordination meetings of the Trilateral Commission for Justice, attended by representatives of the Government of Haiti, United States, and MICIVIH. Additionally, there are reports, correspondence and memoranda concerning the judicial and prison reform work of the Comité de Coordination des Bailleurs de Fonds (Coordinating Committee of Donors), which was chaired by MICIVIH Executive Director Colin Granderson. There is a program plan for the reform of the Haitian National Prison System, dated 1995. Memoranda on various types of audits carried out by the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) at headquarters on MICIVIH, UNMIH, UNSMIH, and MIPONUH are also included.

United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH)
Records primarily pertain to UNMIH legal matters and agreements. Included are: draft and final Status of Mission Agreements (SOMA) and extensions signed by UNMIH and the Government of Haiti; Status of Forces Agreements (SOFA) signed by UNMIH and the Government of Haiti; draft UNMIH Rules of Engagement (ROE); and agreements titled “Provision of Assistance between the United States and the United Nations” and “Agreement for the Return of Land by UNMIH to the Government of Haiti.” Additionally, there are memoranda evaluating the ROE and SOFAs. These were exchanged between the Legal Adviser, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, the Secretary-General, the Haitian Prime Minister, and the Canadian Ambassador. There are also Memoranda of Understanding (MOU), including an MOU made with the Government of Haiti on converting Fort National to a low-security prison. Another MOU, made with Telecommunications D’Haiti, focuses on reciprocal support in telecommunications tower projects. There are also model lease contracts, leases for Civilian Police (CIVPOL) headquarters and United Nations-occupied buildings, and a lease status report with details on continuing leases. Some memoranda concern the transfer of United States government leases to UNMIH, and the termination of leases at the expiry of the UNMIH mandate.

The files also contain correspondence, chronologies, subject files, reports and meeting materials.

There is outgoing correspondence written by the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) Lakhdar Brahimi and by Political Advisor Nicole Lannegrace and sent to members of the Government of Haiti and to Ambassadors of foreign countries. Memoranda authored by the Legal Adviser concern the extension of the UNMIH mandate by Security Council Resolution 1048 (1996), and other subjects. There are chronologies titled: “Decade in Haiti” (February 1986 -January 1996); and “Chronology of United Nations and Haiti” (September 1991 – November 1994).

The subject files contain information about: political parties; the National Truth and Justice Commission (CNVJ); the Haitian National Police (HNP); and the Haitian Ministry of Justice. The files hold diagnostic reports on justice, police, and prisons. The files on security have weekly threat assessments, and memoranda sent from the Security Advisor to SRSG Lakhdar Brahimi. The memoranda cover developments in the security situation in Haiti. UNMIH Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the Police Commissioner’s Standing Orders are also included in the files.

The weekly reports summarize the activities and developments of the Trilateral Working Groups. The Working Groups were created to oversee advancement in areas such as: airport security; justice; human rights; prisons; police training; fire fighting; and presidential security. Trilateral Meetings between representatives of the Government of Haiti, UNMIH, and the United States are also documented. There are draft agenda, briefing documents, and notes for the record which summarize meetings and discuss the extension of the mission’s mandate.

United Nations Support Mission in Haiti (UNSMIH)
UNSMIH legal documents consist of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United Nations and Canada regarding the country’s contribution of forces to the mission, and copies of lease agreements for UNSMIH office space. The records also contain files on the Haitian National Police (HNP), including memoranda evaluating the development of the HNP. Some agenda and summaries of monthly Trilateral Meetings are also present in the records. The meetings were attended by representatives of the Government of Haiti, Friends of the Secretary-General for Haiti (Argentina, Canada, France, the United States, Venezuela, and Chile) and UNSMIH.

United Nations Transition Mission in Haiti (UNTMIH)
The records consist of legal documents such as the UNTMIH Rules of Engagement (ROE) and a lease agreement for headquarters. There also is a Military Campaign Plan for UNTMIH, with strategic guidance and military objectives, and several draft plans for the professionalization of the Haitian National Police (HNP).

United Nations Civilian Police Mission in Haiti (MIPONUH)
The records consist of the Rules of Engagement (ROE) for the United Nations Special Police and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United Nations and Argentina, about contributions of forces to the mission. There are also memoranda about security and MIPONUH’s Security Plan for Haiti.

International Civilian Support Mission in Haiti (MICAH)
The records consist of draft and final Status of Mission Agreements (SOMA) signed by MICAH and the Government of Haiti. Memoranda evaluating draft SOMAs were exchanged between the Legal Advisor, staff of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, the Representative of the Secretary-General (RSG) Alfredo Lopes Cabral, and the Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs Fritz Longchamp. Additionally, there are working papers about cooperation between MICAH and the Government of Haiti, such as “Elements du Cadre de Cooperation,” February 2000. Also present is the MICAH End of Mission report, as well as final reports authored by MICAH’s technical advisor for prison administration, and by the technical advisor for the protection of women and minors in detention. Additional records include: United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) audit reports and related memoranda; Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) concerning contingent-owned equipment of countries that contributed troops to peacekeeping missions; and memoranda about United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) activities in Haiti.

Public Information and Communications

Public Information Office (PIO)
The United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan (UNMOT) Public Information Office was formed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Tajikistan Gerd Merrem on 16 June 1997 with the appointment of Hasmik Egian as Public Information Officer (PIO), who also served as the Spokesman for UNMOT. The stated functions of the Public Information Office included publicizing the Mission’s activities through visual and printed media, such as the publication and distribution of the UNMOT newsletter, and liaising with local, regional and international media outlets to drive coverage of UNMOT activities related to the peace process to as wide an audience as possible. The Public Information Office communicated with Central Asian NGOs engaged in public information initiatives.

The series primarily consists of media analyses (in Russian) of local and regional coverage of UNMOT and the political and security situation in Tajikistan, with particular focus on inter-Tajik negotiations. Media outlets mentioned in these analyses include:

Radio and Television Broadcast Outlets:
BBC World Service
Radio Svoboda
Turkmen TV
Taliban Radio “Voice of Shariah”
Tajik TV News program “Akhbor”
Russian TV “Vremya”
News agency Itar-Tass
Radio Iran Hurson
Russian TV “Novosti”
Radio “Liberty”
Radio “Voice of Free Tajikistan”
Radio Iran
Radio “Free Tajikistan”
Radio Voice of Russia
Radio Khuroson
Radio “Uzodi”

Newspapers:
“Leninabadskaya Pravda” – an outlet of the provincial government of Leninabad
“Tirozy Djakhon” - City of Hukumat
“Eti-Khod” - Communist Party
“Unity” - Socialist Party

Also included in the records of the UNMOT Public Information Office are daily press briefings issued by the office of the Spokesman for the Secretary-General in UN-NY. The briefings summarize daily activities of the United Nations Secretariat and its organs, and mention status updates, funding information, and developments related to UNMOT. Additionally, there are memoranda exchanged between the Spokesman at headquarters and the PIO/Spokesman for UNMOT in Dushanbe. The memoranda provide information about the PIO/Spokeman’s activities and media projects. Periodic reports describe the efforts of the Public Information Office to establish and maintain efficient contact with international media, to increase the office’s presence at Tajik cultural activities, and to increase awareness of the activities of UNMOT in Tajikistan.

S-1862 also contains a collection of photographs that document the activities of UNMOT. Photographs are in color and black and white, and most are accompanied by 35 millimeter negatives. Photographs depict: activities of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG); activities at UNMOT headquarters in Dushanbe; meetings and press conferences attended by UNMOT officials and the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmonov, and the leader of the United Tajik Opposition (UTO) Sayid Abdulloh Nuri; activities of the Chief Military Observer; briefings and patrols of UNMOT military personnel; transportation of the casket of UNMOT Lieutenant Wolfgang Sponner, who was killed in Kurgan Tube on 18 September 1995 in an exchange of fire; visits of UNMOT staff to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and Tehran, Iran; cultural events attended by local civilians and UNMOT staff; United Nations-led training events with local civilians; and humanitarian aid activities carried out by UNMOT personnel.

Legal

Legal Section
The UNOMIL legal records detail the development of mission-related legal agreements.

Several legal agreements between UNOMIL and Liberia are present in the records, such as Status of Mission Agreements (SOMA); Status of Forces Agreements (SOFA); and Memoranda of Understanding (MOU). Also included are lease agreements pertaining to the UNOMIL Headquarters (Hotel Africa) in Monrovia, Liberia.

The records also contain memoranda exchanged between Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Kofi Annan and Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Anthony Nyakyi, describing the implementation of the 28 December 1994 Accra Agreement and the 19 August 1995 Abuja Agreement.

Also included is a legal chronological file, containing memoranda exchanged between the UNOMIL Legal Officer and other UNOMIL officials: SRSG; Chief Administrative Officer (CAO); Chief Financial Officer (CFO); and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). Documents of note in the chronological file are communications between the Legal Officer and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and/or the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), regarding the development of mission-related legal affairs and agreements such as: drafts of lease agreements for UNOMIL Headquarters; draft MOU; and preliminary, interim, and final reports prepared by the UNOMIL Ad-Hoc Committee of Inquiry about the Sinje Massacre that took place on 28 September 1996 in Singe, Grand Cape Mount County.

Political Affairs - Coordination, partnership - Discussion and negotiation

Records contained in S-1835 document political coordination and negotiation led by the Co-Chairmen of the International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia (ICFY) with former Yugoslav leaders in partnership with the European Community, United Nations agencies, and intergovernmental organizations. The records also document the Co-Chairmen’s internal discussions with high-level officials in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), the Department of Political Affairs (DPA), and the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR).

S-1835 contains records of the ICFY’s Steering Committee, which was established at The London Conference held on 26-27 August 1992. Records of the Steering Committee consist of: reports on Steering Committee meetings for ICFY internal use; briefs delivered by the Co-Chairmen; memoranda regarding membership of the Committee; letters to the Co-Chairmen from representatives of foreign countries; and lists of delegates attending meetings. Also included are records relating to the Coordination Body for the Implementation of the Vance-Owen Peace Plan and the Arbitration Commission.

Other records concern working groups created by the ICFY, including: the Working Group on Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Working Group on Confidence and Security-Building and Verification Measures, the Economic Issues Working Group, the Working Group on Ethnic and National Communities and Minorities, the Humanitarian Issues Working Group, the Mostar Working Group, and the Working Group on Secession Issues. Meetings often were conducted at the ICFY Secretariat at the Palais de Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Attendees included: representatives of United Nations agencies and Member States; ambassadors and government representatives; and delegations of former Yugoslav republics. Records of working groups consist of: programme agenda; lists of meeting attendees; discussion papers related to the meeting agenda; statements delivered by the Co-Chairmen and by meeting attendees; and summaries of meetings and periodic reports on the activities of working groups.

S-1835 also contains summaries of Co-Chairmen’s meetings held in Geneva with representatives of governments of the former Yugoslavia. Additionally, there are summaries of meetings that took place during the Co-Chairmen’s visits to the former Yugoslavia to meet with political leaders. Also included in S-1835 are the personal subject files of Co-Chairman Cyrus R. Vance and Deputy Co-Chairman Herbert S. Okun.

Also included in S-1835 are records pertaining to the development of peace agreements, constitutional agreements, ceasefire agreements, and economic agreements brokered by the ICFY. Among these are: the Invincible Plan of July and August 1993; constitutional agreement for Bosnia and Herzegovina, dating from 1993 and 1994; the Washington Agreement of 1994; the Economic Agreement of 2 December 1994; the Agreement on the Krajina, Slavonia, Southern Baranja and Western Sirmium of 1994 and 1995; and the Dayton Agreement of 1995. Records include: draft and final agreements; briefs and outlines for proposed changes to agreements; hand-marked maps depicting areas in the former Yugoslavia; and correspondence about the agreements.

In addition, there are files pertaining to countries in the former Yugoslavia. These primarily hold code cables exchanged between: the Co-Chairmen; the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG); and Kofi Annan, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations at United Nations headquarters in New York. Also included in country files are internal documents produced by the ICFY Co-Chairmen and their advisors, such as: talking points; working papers; draft agreements; and briefs on political and military developments in regions. Additionally, there are letters between the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and government representatives, including: the President of the Republic of Serbia Slobodan Miloševic; the President of Republika Srpska, Dr. Radovan Karadžic; the President of Bosnia and Herzegovina Alija Izetbegovic; the President of the Croatian Republic of Herceg-Bosna, Mate Boban; and the leader of the Autonomous Province of Western Bosnia, Fikret Abdic.

Additionally, S-1835 contains: draft reports prepared by the Co-Chairmen on the activities of the ICFY and submitted to the Security Council; summaries of meetings between United Nations officials and representatives of UNPROFOR, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the North Atlantic Council (NAC); briefs written by the Co-Chairmen and sent to the SRSG on developments in the peace process with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); periodic reports on the activities of the ICFY’s Mission to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) undertaken in 1995 and 1996; memoranda prepared by the Legal Advisor to the ICFY about matters concerning the administration of Mostar and Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina by the European Union and the United Nations; briefs on the implementation of sanctions against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY), authored by the Co-Chairmen and sent to the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations; periodic situation reports issued by the Sanctions Assistance Missions Communication Centre (SAMCOMM) of the European Union’s European Commission; press statements issued by the Co-Chairmen of the ICFY; and petitions and appeals urging cessation of conflict in the region, sent to the ICFY from non-governmental organizations and individuals.

Cables

Series consists of incoming and outgoing cables, and logs of cables. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: administrative matters; finance; personnel; and arrangements for dignitaries' visits to Amman. Correspondents include P.P. Spinelli, Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary-General; Ralph Bunche, U.N. Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs; and Anders P. Tholle, U.N. Mission in Amman.

Subject Files - Administrative, Political

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing cables, telegrams, memoranda, draft laws, agreements, official reports, weekly reports, summary and evaluation reports, visit reports, press and magazine reports, extracts of reports, minutes of meetings and conferences, speeches, extracts and summaries of speeches, press releases and newsclippings, extracts of radio broadcasts, periodical publications, yearbook extracts, itineraries, chronologies, lists, schedules, logs, tables, lease contracts, resumes, handwritten documents, and photographs.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: establishment of the mission; mission authority; withdrawal of the mission; relations between the U.N. and Jordan; status of U.N. emergency services in Egypt; the Beirut Establishment; the Damascus Establishment; political development of Jordan; religious issues; the Radio War; the Economic Exchange, Transportation, and Transit Agreement of April 1953; accommodation of U.N. personnel; administrative matters; evacuation of British troops; and Israeli perspectives.

Correspondents include Dag Hammerskjold, U.N. Secretary-General; Ralph Bunche, U.N. Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs; P. P. Spinelli, U.N. Special Representative of U.N. Mission in Amman; President Nasser of Egypt; and H.M. King Hussein of Jordan.

Subject Files by Vessel

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, incoming and outgoing cables, telegrams, notes, handwritten documents, extracts, studies, translations, charter contracts, stevedoring contracts, contract amendments, contract clauses, contract acceptance and purchases, vouchers, invoices, packing lists, bills of loading, import manifests, customs inward/outward manifests, shipping export declarations, estimates, risk quotations, demurrage claims, bills of entry, shipping specifications, cargo stowage plans, delivery schedules, forms, administrative reports, various daily reports regarding each vessel, certificates, statements, summaries, logs, lists, notices of liability, timesheets, inventories, graphs, drawings, minutes of meetings, brochures, business cards, maps, and photographs.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: administrative matters; personnel; budgets; supplies and equipment; shipping; vessel accidents; vessel crews; incidents; investigations; waterways; engineering; activities of the Committee on Contracts; relief efforts; and donor countries.

Correspondents include William McCaw, Acting Representative of the UN Secretary-General; Francis Lacoste, Special Representative of UN Secretary-General, Chief of Mission, UNROB; Marshall Yuk, Finance Officer, UNROB, Chittigong; Victor Umbricht, Chief of Mission, UNROD; G. Fulcheri, Chief of Operations, UNROD, Dacca; Pierre L. Sales, Director, UNROD; Peter Wheeler, Senior Food Advisor, UNROD; and D.W. Winter, Senior Agricultural Advisor, UNROD.

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