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United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) (1946-present) Series
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Legal Affairs - subject files

UN. Chef de Cabinet - 1961-1973: Narasimhan
Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs - 1962-1967: Narasimhan

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, telegrams, code cables - numbered and unnumbered and United Nations documents relating to the office of Legal Affairs. Consists of reports from committees, commissions and conferences including the Definition of Aggression, International Law Commission, United Nations War Crimes Commission, Ocean Resources Investigations, and the Niger River Conference; and opinions relating to the Independence Movement of Puerto Rico, diplomatic immunity, incidents of violence to United Nations offices away from headquarters, fisheries jurisdiction, and fundraising activities in support of the United Nations. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the Conference of the 18 Nation Committee of Disarmament D. Protitch, Under-Secretary for Economic and Social Affairs Philippe de Seynes, Legal Counsel C.A. Stavropoulos, Under-Secretaries for Political and Security Council Affairs A.E. Nesterenko and L.N. Kutakov.

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

See also records series # S-0181.

Law of the Sea Conference

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea - UNCLOS, also called the Law of the Sea Convention or the Law of the Sea treaty, is the international agreement that resulted from the third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea - UNCLOS III, which took place from 1973 through 1982.

The Law of the Sea Convention defines the rights and responsibilities of nations in their use of the world's oceans, establishing guidelines for businesses, the environment, and the management of marine natural resources.
The Convention, concluded in 1982, replaced four 1958 treaties. UNCLOS came into force in 1994.

Series contains:

  • Credentials - 11 boxes
  • Letters from Missions and Governments - 6 boxes
  • Register in accordance with rule 40 of the rules of procedure + Ballot paper - 2 boxes

James F. Engers working files

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1946-1961
Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs - 1959-1961
UN. Chef de Cabinet - 1961-1973

Series consists of personal working files created by James F. Engers as senior Political Affairs Officer, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs - 1946-1962, Senior Political Affairs Officer on loan to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General - 1960-1962, and Executive Officer of The Executive Office of the Secretary-General - 1963-1967. Series contains chronological files, incoming and outgoing correspondence, notes and working papers for the Department of Political and Security Council Affairs, personal documents, such as drafts of speeches, curriculum vitae, travel arrangements and immigration papers. Also documented are the activities relating to the International Cooperation Year - ICY, such as meetings of the ICY Preparatory Committee, statements by various UN and diplomatic officials, participant information, news clippings and brochures.
Correspondents include Under-Secretary for Economic and Social affairs Philippe de Seynes, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of General Services David Vaughan, Chief of NGO Section Curtis Roosevelt, Director of Personnel Sir Alexander McFarquhar, and Secretaries-General Dag Hammarskjöld and U Thant.

International University subject files

UN. Chef de Cabinet - 1961-1973

Series consists of papers, magazine articles, feasibility studies, employment applications, reports and correspondence relating to the establishment of International University. Documented are discussions of possible curriculum, World Conference on Role of the University in the Quest for Peace, correspondence with various international private organizations, such as Association Internationale des Universites, Association Internationale pour le Development de l'Universite Mondiale, The Canadian Home and School and Parent Teacher Association, East-West Center and University of Hawaii, Ecole Internationale de Genève, International Center for Theoretical Physics, Kettering Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Friends College. Files were created by First Officer Yasushi Akashi.
Correspondents include the heads of the international organizations, and Consultants to Secretary-General Arthur Lall and Martin Hill.

International Commission of Control and Supervision - ICCS / Vietnam - reports

UN. EOSG/OSG/ Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs - 1971-1978: Guyer
UN. EOSG/OSG/Assistant Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs - 1973: Urquhart

Series consists of reports forwarded to the Secretary-General for information purposes in accordance with Article 6 - b of the Acts of the International Conference on Viet Nam. Includes International Commission of Control and Supervision Military Committee reports of investigations of alleged incidents, such as, mine explosions, demonstrations, alleged attacks, and restaurant explosions. Also includes transcripts, copies of photographs, memoranda for record, correspondence and United Nations documents. Correspondents include Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim; Deputy Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General Georg Hennig; Chair and Head of Hungarian Delegation to ICCS Ferenc Estzergalyos; and Major General Ferenc Szucs, Commander of the Hungarian Military Contingent and Chair of the ICCS Military Committee.

Accession number: A/745.

Actual series size: 1 box.

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Human Rights - subject files

Series documents activities of the Human Rights Division, particularly with respect to apartheid, appeals for clemency, American Indians, work of the Committee of Three, status of women, and Jewish citizenship. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, clear and code cables - numbered, press releases, and meeting notes. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Directors of Human Rights Division Marc Schreiber and J. P. Humphrey, Under-Secretary and Legal Counsel C. A. Stavropoulos, and representatives of human rights organizations. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Headquarters Site Committee

Series consists of reports and proposals, correspondence and memoranda, architectural surveys and plans, and questionnaires relating to the planning of the interim and permanent site headquarters of the United Nations. Records relate to the meetings held with the United States to negotiate the placement of the seat of the United Nations; the move from Hunter College in New York City to the Sperry Gyroscope Company; and the New York City's Board of Estimate's Calendar Number 261 land conveyance for the United Nations site. Correspondents include Secretary-General Trygve Lie; Brian Urquhart, Personal Assistant to the Secretary-General; New York City Mayor William O'Dwyer; and A. Pelt, Assistant Secretary-General of Conference and General Services. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Accession numbers: A/212, 62/1106, A/399, 63/431

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