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Administrative and Management

S-1027 documents matters which came to the Secretary-General for action or which are the products of the Secretary-General's work or authority. A large number of files pertain to personnel, candidates for employment positions, competitive examinations and the retirement of personnel, with numerous files concerning individual United Nations personnel. Additional subject files pertain to the Office of Personnel Services, the Advisory Group on Administrative Reform, the United Nations Staff Recreation Council, the Hospitality Committee for United Nations Delegations, the United Nations Child Care Centre, the International Civil Service Commission and the World Association of United Nations Interns and Fellows. Series also includes the files concerning the Secretary-General's annual reports, the United Nations financial crisis and records concerning the Nobel Peace Prize. Series also contains files on various topics and entities including: aged and the elderly; the Secretary-General's annual report; apartheid and racism; atomic radiation; budget; children; diplomatic asylum; disasters and disaster relief; disarmament; languages; protocol; Arts Committee; UN Library; 40th Anniversary; UN in Geneva; UN in Vienna; various internal offices; finance and debt; administrative reform; UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISDI); and Department of International Economic and Social Affairs (DIESA).

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.

Advisory Committee on the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) verbatim minutes

Administrative history The Advisory Committee on the United Nations Emergency Force was established by the first emergency special session of the General Assembly on 7 November 1956 dissolved when UNEF withdrew from the Sinai and Gaza Strip in mid-June 1967. Its mandate was to monitor the situation of the Force and bring any urgent circumstances to the attention of the General Assembly. Chaired by Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold. Representative countries of Brazil Canada Ceylon Colombia India Norway and Pakistan remained consistent throughout the period.

Scope and content Series consists of verbatim transcripts of meetings of the Advisory Committee on UNEF kept by the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General Andrew W. Cordier. Arranged chronologically.

These records are a photocopied set from the Andrew Cordier Papers held at Columbia University Missions and Commissions - Middle East - Series 8 UNEF.

Conditions of access The series some of which was originally classified strictly confidential was formally declassified in 1991. All other minutes had been marked confidential.

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