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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Mercenaries in the Congo - Index Cards

UN. Executive Asistant to the Secretary-General (1946-1961: Cordier) Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche)

Series consists of two card files containing index cards with the names of mercenaries, countries of origin, birthdate, information on position or service, or status. The card file also includes sections of mercenaries entitled "List by County," "No Nationality Mentioned," "Personnel involved in Arms Traffic," and "Stateless."

ATTN: SERIES HAS NO BOXES; ONLY TWO CARD FILES CONTAINING INDEX CARDS.

Accession Number: 72/88

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Personnel - Civilian Operations

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1960-1962: MacFarquhar; 1963-1964: Duran)

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing clear cables, lists, and reports. These files originated from Special Assistant for Congo Civilian Operations Gustavo Duran and Special Advisor for Civilian Affairs in the Congo Sir Alexander MacFarquhar. Files include personnel administration records, information on hiring and candidates, levels of positions, status of recruitment, positions needed under the police training project, salaries, categories of positions, approval of posts, staff lists, information on titles and contracts, and extensions on contracts. Correspondents include Chief Administrative Officer Ben T. Twigt, Administrative Officer Joseph El Haj, Field Operations Service Administrator Carey Seward, and Special Assistant for Burundi and Rwanda Affairs Jan G. Schumacher.

Accession Numbers: A/431, A/433, A/521

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Subject Files - Civilian Operations

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing clear and code cables, press releases, photographs, newspaper articles, publications, and reports. These records originated primarily in the Offices of Special Assistant for Congo Civilian Operations Gustavo Duran and Special Advisor for Civilian Affairs in the Congo Sir Alexander MacFarquhar. Incorporated with these files are records from Political Affairs Officer Fou Tchin Liu, Principal Secretary of the Conciliation Commission for the Congo Dragoslav Protitch, Under-Secretary in Charge of Civilian Affairs in the Congo Godfrey Amachree and Special Assistant for Burundi and Rwanda Affairs Jan G. Schumacher. Files include information on the financial and administrative status of the Congo Fund; documentation on the Office of Public Information; information on agricultural training, communication and transportation projects; Conciliation Commission minutes; statistical information relating to the economy; documentation regarding education; records on the implementation of the Security Council Resolution (1961); police training records; government information bulletins and details on the technical assistance program in Rwanda-Burundi; data on food production; and correspondence regarding specialized agencies such as the World Health Organization and the International Telecommunications Union.

Accession Numbers: A/225, A/521, A/431, A/433, A/624, A/706-75/7, A/481

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Records on Foreign Countries

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General (1946-1961: Cordier) Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche)

Series consists of correspondence, press releases, and incoming and outgoing clear cables regarding the cooperation of various foreign governments with the United Nations efforts in the Congo. This support involved both military and civilian operations and included both the reinforcement of United Nations troops and airlifts of relief supplies. The files also contain information on investigations into missing aircraft (Italy); the need for English and French speaking officers (Ireland); information regarding the Nigeria/Mali airlift; issues surrounding the transfer of military forces to civilian status (Pakistan); the Congo's embargo on exports from South Katanga (Portugal); expulsion of Sudanese refugees from the Stanleyville area; and expulsion of the Soviet embassy staff (U.S.S.R.). This series also includes files on the cities of Gaza and Jerusalem. Correspondents include Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Executive Assistant Andrew Cordier, and General Sean Maceoin.

Accession Numbers: 75/7, 72/88

Actual series size: 9.25 feet

R.E. Guyer

Series contains records of Roberto E. Guyer dating mainly from his years as Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Subject files concern Chile, Cyprus, Beirut, Lebanon, the Middle East, Rhodesia and Vietnam. Files pertaining to Margaret Joan Anstee (United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative in Chile) and the Economic Commission for Western Asia (ECWA) are included. Series also contains code cables relating to the United Nations Chief Co-ordinator, the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF), the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Also included are registry files coded in a general (GEN) or political (POL) series; these files pertain to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, human rights, the Office of Legal Affairs, hijacking, kidnapping, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the People's Republic of China's entry into the United Nations. Records consist of correspondence, reports, statements, notes and code cables. The first ten files of the series, which contain memoranda from Sir Robert Jackson and miscellaneous code cables, are missing.

Gunnar Jarring, Special Representative of the SG in the Middle East

Series consists of records pertaining to Gunnar Jarring's service as Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Middle East. Records document discussions and negotiations related to the Jarring Mission. Series also includes working files belonging to Ian Berensen. Subject files pertain to the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine, the Organization of African Unity, and to Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Cyprus, United Arab Republic and Lebanon. Records include correspondence, code cables, minutes, reports, drafts, communiqués and background papers.

Records relating to the Fact-Finding Mission to South Vietnam

Series consists of letters, numbered code cables, clear cables, United Nations documents, and the mission's final report relating to the Fact-Finding Mission to South Vietnam's task instructions, finances and situation updates. Correspondents include Chef-de-Cabinet C. V. Narasimhan, Rolz-Bennett, the Mission Chairman Abdul Rahman Pazkwak and the Mission Principal Secretary John Humphrey. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Missions of the Special Representatives of the Secretary-General in Cambodia and Thailand

Series consists of letters, numbered and unnumbered code cables, clear cables, a situation report by Ambassador Herbert de Ribbing, notes on conversations, and press releases regarding hostilities between Cambodia and Thailand which led to the Secretary-General's decision to send mediators to the area.

This series relates to two missions, one headed by Nils Gussing, Special Representative to the Secretary-General from 1963 to 1964 and the other headed by Ambassdor Herebet de Ribbing, Special Representative to the Secretary-General from 1966 to 1967.

Documented are the mission's itineraries, staff matters, meetings and updates. Correspondents include Chef-de-Cabinet C. V. Narasimhan, Secretaty-General U Thant, Representives of the Permanent Mission of Thailand, Herbert de Ribbing and Nils Gussing.

Special Mission to the Republic of Guinea

Series consists of letters, clear cables, numbered code cables, situation reports, mission reports, press releases, and Secretary-General draft statements relating to the operations of the Special Mission to the Republic of Guinea, including terms of reference and mission updates. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Rolz-Bennett, and Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan, representatives of the Republic of Guinea (including the President), mission representatives (including Dantas de Brita), and United Nations Organizations (including the United Nations Development Programme and UN Information Centre in Cairo). Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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