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Secretary-General U Thant (1961-1971) Series
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United Nations Temporary Executive Authority in West New Guinea [West Irian] (UNTEA)

Series consists of code cables, cables, itineraries, newspaper clippings, letters, reports, speeches, translations, minutes of meetings, press releases, biographical notes, bulletins, transcript of press conferences, background papers, transcript of a radio address. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: responsibilities and actions of UNTEA; Netherlands-Indonesian Agreement; cease-fire arrangements; appointment of Jose Rolz-Bennett as Temporary Administrator in West Irian; Rolz-Bennett Reports on cease-fire arrangements, deployment of UN Security Force, repatriation, political and security problems; implementation of Netherlands-Indonesian Agreement; proposal to send UN observers; appointment of Dr. Djalal Abdoh of Iran as Administrator of West Irian; breakdown of UNTEA officials by nationality; situation in the Middle East; election of Secretary-General to replace Dag Hammarskjold. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; C.V. Narasimhan, Chef de Cabinet; Brigadier General I.J. Rikhye, UNTEA; Dr. J.E. Quay, Prime Minister, Netherlands; Djalal Abdoh, Administrator, UNTEA; Mr. Engers. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 5.2.2.8

Press Releases

Series relates to matters addressed by U Thant in various press release formats including: notes from correspondents, text from SG, and announcements from SG. Issues such as peacekeeping forces in Cyprus, UNFICYP, assistance to Costa Rica, statement on situation in Vietnam, Twentieth Anniversary of UN, congratulations to US astronauts, disarmament conference in Geneva, WNAR landing by LUNA 9, Scientific Committee on effects of Atomic Radiation, signing of outer space treaty, refugees/aid to Middle East, and disarmament are covered. Records consist of clippings, draft press releases, and press statements used to create press releases. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; C.V. Narasimhan, Associate Managing Director of the Special Fund; Manuel Prado, President of Peru; and Adlai Stevenson, Permanent Representative of teh US to th UN. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961-1971. Series arrangement: alphanumeric.

Speeches, Messages, Statements, and Addresses

Series consists of handwritten notes, speeches, messages of condolence, offprints, periodicals, newspaper clippings, cables, General Assembly documents, General Assembly resolutions, aide-memoires, budgets, information circulars, drafts, statements, programs, press releases, letters, translations, press statements, and transcripts of press conferences. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: disarmament; United Nations budget; flag-raising ceremonies for new countries admitted to the United Nations; Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs); trusteeship and decolonization; environment; development; appeals for assistance for East Pakistan and Jordan; United Nations organs; political situation in the Congo and in Vietnam; United Nations Staff Day; United Nations committees; anniversaries of organs, NGOs and other entities; memorial ceremonies; and congratulatory messages to heads of state. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet; Ramses Nassif, Senior Information Officer; Lucien Lemieux, Secretary to the Secretary-General; and Robert Muller. Files are arranged alphabetically by title of speech or institution given to. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.

Related records: See also the press releases, which contain additional statements, etc.

Statements

Series consists of press statements, interview transcriptions, transcriptions of press conferences, and lists. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: United Nations' budget; development; human rights; United Nations Development Decade; political situation in Vietnam; decolonization; World Food Conference; Trust Fund for South Africa; UNIPOM and India/Pakistan dispute; political situation in Cyprus, UNFICYP, and paying for UNFICYP; Secretary-General's trips; nuclear test ban treaty; purchase of UN bonds by member states; flag-raising ceremonies; political situation in the Congo and ONUC; disarmament; appointment of UN personnel; messages of condolence; emergency relief and assistance to member states; pledging conferences; natural disasters; and voluntary monetary contributions by member states. Arranged chronologically.

Disarmament

Series consists of cables, aide-memoires, agenda, handwritten notes, rules of procedure, drafts, minutes of meetings, press releases, Security Council resolutions, minutes of conferences, reports, letters, memoranda, newspaper clippings, situation reports, press statements, General Assembly documents, and General Assembly resolutions. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: nuclear weapons; chemical and biological warfare; proposed germ warfare ban; proposed nuclear test ban treaties; nuclear strategies; Strategic Arms Limitations Talks (SALT); Conference of Eighteen-nation Committee on Disarmament; Conference of Non-Nuclear Weapons States; Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons; International Atomic Energy Agency; "Security Without Nuclear Weapons," a paper by Duncan Sandys; economic and social consequences of the arms race and weapons spending; and General Assembly Resolution 1664 (XVI), which suggested that non-nuclear weapons producing states should agree to continue not producing or buying nuclear weapons. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; Alexei E. Nesterenko, Under-Secretary for Political and Security Council Affairs; M.A. Vellodi, Deputy to the Under-Secretary, Political and Security Council Affairs; M.A. Vellodi, Director, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs; L.N. Kutakov, Under-Secretary for Political and Security Council Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; M.E. Chacko, Officer-in-Charge, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs; Omar Loutfe; V.P. Suslov, Under-Secretary, Political and Security Council Affairs; William Epstein, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, European Office of the UN; D. Protitch, Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament; Pier P. Spinelli, Director-General of United Nations Office in Geneva; Phillippe de Seynes, Under-Secretary for Economic and Social Affairs; William Epstein, Director, Disarmament Affairs Division, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs; Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; and Ilkka Pastinen, Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament. Files are arranged by subject in a loose chronological order. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.

Sound Recordings

Series consists of audio recorded speeches and statements given by U Thant at United Nations meetings and while visiting countries universities ceremonies and other official functions (and by other speakers as noted). Also included are recordings produced by broadcasters and private individuals. Extent is 93 audio reels (ca. 112 hr.). Most are 7 reels recorded at 3-3-4 ips (inches per second). Copyright restrictions may apply please consult the archivist. Arranged chronologically.

Specialized Agencies

Series contains correspondence (with heads of the organizations), reports, speeches, press releases, etc., relating to the Secretary-General's involvement with the specialized agencies of the United Nations. Arranged alphabetically by name.

General Assembly

Series consists of the Secretary-General's General Assembly supporting files, containing correspondence, handwritten notes, minutes of meetings, transcripts of press conferences, a seating chart, etc. Correspondents include the presidents of the General Assembly. Arranged in General Assembly session number order (16th Session through 26th Session), followed by a set of misscellaneous files (e.g., presentation of credentials by Permanent Representatives), and therein chronologically.

Peacekeeping - Dominican Republic

Series consists of cables, code cables, letters, press releases, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, Security Council documents, Security Council draft resolutions, and Security Council resolutions. Subjects include but are not limited to the following political upheaval in the Dominican Republic United States troops sent to the Dominican Republic in 1965 Organization of American States (OAS) response to crisis United States-supported regime Imbert junta and fighting by Imbert's forces human rights violations credentials of Dominican Republic's representatives to the United Nations border disputes between the Dominican Republic and Haiti and relations between the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean countries. Correspondents include C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet Jose Rolz-Bennett, Deputy Chef de Cabinet Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Jose A. Mora, Secretary-General, Organization of American States Rene Chalmers, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Haiti U Thant, Secretary-General Guaroa Velazquez, Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations Jose Antonio Mayobre, Special Representative of the Secretary General in the Dominican Republic and Dr. Jottin Cury, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Constitutional Government, Dominican Republic. Files are arranged in a loose reverse chronological order. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
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