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United Nations Department of Political Affairs (1992-present) Series
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Subject Files - Office of the Director - H.A. Wieschoff - United Nations Advisory Council for Somaliland (UNACS)

Related Series: S-0723 United Nations Advisory Council in Somaliland S-0003 Records relating to UNACS in AG-011 United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General fonds
*S-1716 Field Service Section - Missions and Commissions Administratives Files: Somaliland in AG-031 Field Operations Service and Successory bodies

Subject Files - United Nations Advisory Council in Somaliland (UNACS)

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, incoming and outgoing cables, annual reports, handwritten documents, monthly reports, annual reports, minutes of meetings, summary records, verbatim records, constitutions, statements, declarations, resolutions, regulations, drafts, decrees, judgements, verdicts, ordinances, contracts, recommendations, motions, press clippings, bulletins, summaries, information circulars, bibliographies, corrigenda, translations, notes, aides memoires, requests, questionnaires, surveys, speeches, tables, lists, programmes, itineraries, election forms, ballots, maps, photographs, posters, drawings, statistics, rules of procedure, invitations, routing slips, booklets, and business cards. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: administration; personnel; trusteeship agreement for the territory; technical assistance; Somalian civil and non-civil personnel; budgets; travel; protocol; British administration of Somaliland; foreign investment policy; aid to Somaliland after independence; liasons with Somali government; protocal situation; political developments; political parties; elections; self-government; transfer of powers; National Army of Somalia; anti-colonialism; tribal situations; Territorial Council of Somalia; legislative assembly; social issues; five year education plan; Somali students in Italy; economics; commerce and industry; natural resources; agriculture; animal husbandry; land rights regulation; population census; incidents; investigations; and military justice.

Correspondents include Dag Hammerskjold, UN Secretary-General; A.J. Lucas, Principal Secretary, UNACS; J.J. Cebe-Habersky, Principal Secretary, UNACS; Egon Ranshofen-Wertheimer, Principal Secretary, UNACS; Jean de la Roche, Principal Secretary, UNACS; Ralph J. Bunche, Principal Director, Department of Trusteeship and Information for Non-Self Governing Territories; C.K. Robinson, Officer-in-Charge, UNACS; Victorio D. Carpio, Chairman, UNACS; Adrian G. David, Legal and Political Affairs Officer; Abdullah Issa, Prime Minister, Somalia; and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Chairman, Human Rights Commission.

Related Series: S-0003 Records relating to UNACS in AG-011 United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General fonds S-1559 Division of Trusteeship in AG-033 Department of Trusteeship and Information From Non-Self-Governing Territories fonds
*S-1716 Field Service Section - Missions and Commissions Administratives Files: Somaliland in AG-031 Field Operations Service and Successory bodies

Subject Files - United Nations Plebiscite Commissioner of the Trust Territory of Togoland Under British Administration (UNPCT)

Series consists of correspondence, memorandas, handwritten documents, press clippings, telegrams, summary reports, petitions, lists, itineraries, incoming and outgoing cables, reports, posters, forms, diagrams, maps, appendices, and resolutions.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: travel allowences for local authorized staff; registration of French subjects; voting boxes for Togoland Plebiscite; protest submitted by Convention People's Party; lists of claiments and grounds for items brought before the court; polling procedures; local government structure; and boundries of Togoland under British Authority.

Correspondents include Dr. Espinosa, Plebiscite Commissioner; Sir John Dring, Plebiscite Administrator; S.G. Antor, Secretary-General, Togoland Congress; and Victor Mills, Adminstrative Officer, UN Plebiscite Commissioner for British Togoland.

United Nations Commission on the Racial Situation in the Union of South Africa (UNCORS)

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, incoming and outgoing cables, code cables, press communiques, press clippings, resolutions, draft documents, journal excerpts, telegrams, verbatim reports from meetings, press statements, press releases, working papers, testimonies, and brochures. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: South African legislation; apartheid; economic aspects of the problem of communism; The Afrikaner Party; The Torch Commando; policy statements; racial tensions; strikes; passive resistance; Geneva Session; and government responses.

Correspondents include Mr. Kamleshwar Das, Acting Secretary, UNCORS; Dr. D. Protitch, Principal Director, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs, UN Headquarters; Jean A. Romanos, Principal Secretary, UNCORS; Hernan Santa-Cruz, President, Chairman, UN Commission on Racial Situation in South Africa; Andrew Cordier, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General; Carey Seward, Acting Director, Field Operations Service, UN Headquarters; Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary-General; and D. Tloome, Acting Secretary-General, African National Congress.

United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine (UNCCP)

Series includes textual and microfilm records. As a result of the UNCCP records modernization project, the Division for Palestinian Rights, DPA, transferred to the Archives in May 2000 428 CDs; 2 CDs of the Geographic Information System, the project's operational system; and the GIS (MicroStation) software which are kept in the Archives Secretariat Building storage.

The United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine's (UNCCP) responsibilities included mediation among parties to the Palestinian dispute - Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria; the rehabilitation and relocation of refugees; and the internationalization of Jerusalem. Conciliation Commission's (UNCCP) Land Identification Project. Its task was to create a record of individual Arab land holdings in Israel which would serve as basis for verifying individual claims of ownership and their valuation for purposes of compensation. Included are an index of land owners names by sub-district, village or town, and owner name; files containing various forms containing information assembled by the project such as location and description of land, names of owners, encumbrances (mortgages, leases, etc.), taxation category, and valuation. Other data is also included about rural and urban land-holdings in the sub-districts of Acre, Beersheba, Beisan, Gaza, Haifa, Hebron, Jaffa, Jein, Nablus, Nazareth, Ramallah, Ramle, Safad, and Tulkarm. Also included are microfilms of Turkish land registers, and registers of titles and deeds, ca. 1869-1948; and miscellaneous tally sheets, working papers, and statistics prepared by the project. Also, some office records of UNCCP, ca. 1948-1960, consisting of correspondence with Israel and Arab governments and others, reports, maps, cables concerning refugees, the "Jerusalem Question", and other political matters. Many come from the office of the Legal Advisor, Axel Serup.

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