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United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) (1946-present) Series
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Administration issues - Personnel - subject files

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports and United Nations documents relating to personnel and staff matters at headquarters and overseas. Subject categories relate to employment applications and appointments, employee terminations with special circumstances leading to departmental investigations, staff housing, intern programs, staff missing in action, pension plan, Personnel Selection Committee reports, and salaries and contracts. Correspondents include Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold; Leo Malania, Executive Assistant to the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General; D.B. Vaughan, Under-Secretary and Director of General Services; and W. Stoneman, Special Advisor to the Secretary-Genera.

Accession numbers: A/384, 62/1104, A/399, 63/431, A/212, 62/1106, A/211, 62/1107, A/85, A/498, 74/19.

Administrative issues - subject files

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, clear cables, periodic progress reports, some commission and committee minutes, and speeches and surveys relating to the general administration of the Secretariat. Subjects relate to facilities management and headquarters, personnel matters, departmental and organizational restructuring including organization charts - 1947-1948, 1948 budget issues, advisory committee recommendations, flag protocol, meeting agendas, communication policies including the establishment of a radio network in India, speeches by delegates in connection with their United Nations work, and the development of the United Nations International School. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie and Dag Hammarskjold; Leo Malania, Assistant to the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General; D.B. Vaughan, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of General Services; C.V. Narasimhan, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General - without a department; Brian Urquhart, Senior Officer to Ralph Bunche; and A. Sobolev, Assistant Secretary-General for Department of Security Council Affairs.

Accession numbers: A/399, 63/431, A/211, 62/1107, A/212, 62/1109, 62/1106, A/498, A/391, 62/1120, A/384, 62/1104, A/656

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.

Africa - Subject Files - Sir Robert Jackson

Senior Consultant to the Administrator, UNDP - 1971: Robert Jackson; Under-Secretary General, Coordinator - UN Assistance to Indo-China, Zambia, Cape Verde - 1975-1979: Jackson

Series consists of correspondence, notes and newspaper clippings relating to Aswan High Dam debate, UNDP/FAO project at the Lake Nasser Development Centre in 1971 and of the correspondence, reports and notes relating to the assistance and international contributions to Cape Verde Islands in 1975. Correspondents include the Prime Minister of Cape Verde Islands Pedro Pires and Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim.

Accession numbers are unknown.

Former series: DAG1/1.3.1.0.8 - 1/2 box, 1.3.1.0.9 - 1/2 box

Area and Country files

UN. Chef de Cabinet (1961-1973: Narasimhan)
Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs (1962-1967: Narasimhan)
Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1959-1961: Narasimhan)

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, clear and code cables (numbered and unnumbered), trip reports, press releases, Secretary-General's statements, and United Nations documents relating to countries and areas in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Far East, the Middle East, North America and Middle America. Subjects include conferences and meetings, political situations, catastrophes and requests for relief, border violations, independence, United Nations observation groups, and communications between permament missions and representatives of the United Nations including diplomats and high ranking officials of countries. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva V. Winspeare Guicciardi, Deputy Chef de Cabinet and later Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Philippe de Seynes, and Legal Counsel C.A. Stavropoulos.

Accession numbers: A/538, 67/184, 73/192, 74/19, 74/74, 74/105.

B. Chen - Subject Files

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1946-1961
UN. Chef de Cabinet - 1963-1973

Series consists of the General Assembly reports, minutes of meetings and correspondence relating to the missions of Office of the Under-Secretaries-General for Special Political Affairs - OUSecretary-GeneralSPA in Cyprus and the Middle East. Documented are budget estimates, visits by individuals and organizations, studies on the development of Water Resource in Jordan River Valley. Also included are files of Leo Malania containing minutes of meetings, accounts of border incidents, and weekly summaries of activities of Egypt-Israel mixed armistice commission.
Correspondents include Under-Secretaries-General for Special Political Affairs Roberto Guyer and Brian Urquhart, Director of OUSGSPA Fou Tchin-Liu, Director of the General Legal Division Blaine Sloan, Principal Director of the Department of Trusteeship and Information from non-self-governing territories Ralph Bunche, Chief of Staff of UNTSO Mayor-General E. L. M. Burns, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General Andrew Cordier.

Accession numbers are unknown

Burami and Oman - subject files

Executive office of the Secretary-General - 1946-1961
Chef de Cabinet - 1961-1973

Series consists of the working files of Jan Van Wijk, relating to the special missions of Ambassador de Ribbing in Burami and Oman. Van Wijk, as a UN Secretariat representative, accompanied de Ribbing on his 1960 trip to Burami. The bulk dates are 1955-1967. Included are the background material on Burami and Oman, the history of conflicts in the area, transcript of sittings of Burami Arbitration Tribunal, De Ribbing's handwritten notes on Burami mission, the 1961 registration of Burami refugees in Dammam, De Ribbing's reports, and correspondence and maps. Correspondents include Azzam Pasha, Prince Feisal, UK representative to UN Patrick Dean, Deputy Chef de Cabinet Jose Rolz-Bennet, Herbert de Ribbing, Secretaries-General Dag Hammarskjold and U Thant

Accession numbers are unknown.

Last folder in series was added at a later date; accession number is 1998/0002.

Catalogue of logs - cables, memos, letters

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 logs of cables, letters and memoranda that were received by the Executive Office of the Secretary-General. Logs record: date received; date of the cable; letter or memorandum; to; from; subject; and sent to. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Kurt Waldheim and Javier Perez de Cuellar.

Accession number: 1992/77, boxes 1-9.

Actual series size: 13 boxes.

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Central America - ONUSAL - subject files

UN.EOSG/OSG/S-G's Personal Representative for the Central America Peace Process - 1990-1992: de Soto
UN. OSG/Assistant -Secretary General/Office for Research and the Collection of Information - 1990-1992: de Soto

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, press briefings, news clippings, code cables - incoming and outgoing, and United Nations documents relating to Central America, El Salvador and Central America - ONUSAL - United Nations Observer Mission in El Salvador. Subject areas include El Salvador peace negotiations; implementation of peace agreement; National Civil Police; electoral observation; and staff and recruitment. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Javier Perez de Cuellar and Boutros Boutros-Ghali; Under-Secretary-General Marrack Goulding of Department of Peacekeeping Operations; Senior Officer Angela Knippenberg of OSG/Office for Research and the Collection of Information - ORCI; and Iqbal Riza/Central America - ONUSAL, San Salvador.

Accession number: 1993/52, boxes 1-4 - 1 cubic foot each.

Actual series size: 10 boxes.

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Chef de Cabinet - Dayal (1982-1993) - Code Cables - Missions

Series consists of incoming and outgoing code cables - numbered and unnumbered including daily situation reports - SITREP between top echelon United Nations officials in New York headquarters and in missions in Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Eastern Europe. Subjects relate to administrative matters including personnel, mission composition, and travel arrangements; human rights; economic and social matters ; local elections; activities of peace-keeping and observer missions inspections; political events and incidents; and Security Council consultations and meetings. Correspondents include Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali; Chief of Staff Jean Claude Aime ; Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Marrack Goulding; and Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs Jonah.

Accessions include 96/60, boxes 1-10.

Actual series size: 35 boxes.

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