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Subject Files - Special Advisor/Consultant - Israel/Lebanon Mixed Armistice Commission (ILMAC)

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), Special Advisor/Consultant - Israel/Lebanon Mixed Armistice Commission (ILMAC)

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing cables, memoranda, photographs, reports, meeting notes, meeting minutes, press releases, newsclippings, and draft reports. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: complaints issued by Israel and Lebanon; sinking of Lebanese fishing boat Sanini; prisioners and infiltrators; sabotage and retaliation; and investigation reports on activities in El Fatah. Correspondents include Lieutenant Colonel Arnault, Chairman, ILMAC; Major Gat, Senior Israel Delegate; Lieutenant Colonel Hajjar, Acting Senior Lebanese Delegate; Lieutenant-General Odd Bull, Chief of Staff; and Henri Vigier, Special Advisor.

Subject Files - Special Advisor/Consultant - Israel/Syria Mixed Armistice Commission (ISMAC)

United Nati-s Truce Supervisi- (UNTSO), Special Advisor/Consultant - the Israel/Syria Mixed Armistice Commission (ISMAC)

Series c-sists of corresp-dence, incoming and outgoing cables, memoranda, maps, photographs, press releases, reports, drafts of reports, meeting minutes and summaries, and handwritten notes. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: Firing exchanges in D/Z-e; pris-ers; complaints and investigati- reports in Tel Qadi Area; Northern D/Z-e Firing and mine lifting incidents and investigati-s; Central D/Z-e complaints and investigati- reports; Southern D/Z-e complaints and investigati- reports; summary meetings and corresp-dence regarding Operati- Furrow; and various incidents - Lake Tiberias. Corresp-dents include Major B. Dori-, Canadian Army, UNMO; Mr. Kidr-; Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary for Special Politcal Affairs; Lieutenant-General Odd Bull, Chief of Staff, UNTSO; Major General Carl V- Horn, Chief of Staff; Col-el Wm. H. Marsh, Acting Chief of Staff; Commander O. W. Melin, Swedish Army Chairman.

Subject Files - Special Advisor/Consultant - Mount Scopus

United Nations Truce Supervisi- Organizati- (UNTSO), Special Advisor/Consultant for Mount Scopus

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing cables, memoranda, press releases, newsclippings, reports, photographs, maps, and agreements. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: missions and visits by UN Officals including Dr. Urritia, Dr. Bunch, and Mr. Cordier; Commonwealth graves including restoration, maintenance, and remembrance ceremonies; activities of Arab civilizations surrounding Mt. Scopus; chronology of Mt. Scopus project prepared by Dr. Urritia; Israeli patrols; situati- reports - various incidents; and the road to Issawiya village. Correspondents include Dr. Francisco Urritia, Personal Representative - Secretary-General regarding Mt. Scopus; David Ben-Gurion, Prime Minister of Israel; Henri Vigier, Special Advisor; Dr. Ralph Bunche; Colonel B. V. Leary, Acting Chief of Staff, UNTSO; Andrew Cordier, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General; Lieutentant-General Odd Bull, Chief of Staff, UNTSO; Lieutentant Colonel O. H. Burn, New Zealand Army, Chief of Staff's Representative for Mt. Scopus; Lieutentant Colonel G. A. Flint, Canadian Army, UNTSO Representative for Mt. Scopus; Lieutenant Colonel J. A. Huot, Canadian Army, Chief of Staff Representative for Mt. Scopus.

Subject Files - United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO)

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing cables, reports and manuals.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: crossing of Banat Yacoub Bridge; personnel leave and time off; use of white flag; standing operational procedure manuals; regulations regarding traveling in the frontier area of Syria; reporting of firings and overflights; visits to outstations and observation posts; and use of United Nations vehicles for private purposes.

Correspondents include Lieut. Colonel R .A. G. Pirlot, Belgian Army; Lieut. Colonel J. G. A. P. Bertrand, Canadian Army; Lieut. Colonel J. E. L. Castonguy, Canadian Army; Lieut. Colonel C. F. Moe, Norwegian Army; Captain J. De Ghellinek; Major F. J. Swan, Canadian Army; Captain Jim Hagen, Norwegian Army; Major General Von Horn, Chief of Staff, UNTSO; and Lieut. Colonel K. R. Nelson, U. S. Army, Assistant to the Chief of Staff.

Political Affairs

S-0295 contains records concerning political activities of the United Nations Operation in Mozambique (ONUMOZ).

Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG)
Correspondence consists of: weekly situation reports sent from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) to the Secretary-General; letters exchanged between the SRSG and government officials, foreign embassies, and representatives of non-governmental organizations; summaries of weapons verification activities; and timetables for the implementation of the General Peace Agreement. The correspondence files also contain reports and memoranda about: the disbanding of militias and para-military forces; the demobilization of RENAMO soldiers; mine clearance activities; the visits of foreign dignitaries to Mozambique; and the political climate in Lesotho.

Correspondence on political matters consists of: talking points and summaries of meetings between the SRSG and the President of the Republic of Mozambique, Joaquim Chissano; political reports from the SRSG to the Secretary-General describing activities undertaken in fulfillment of the mission mandate; summaries of political-military events on Mozambican borders; and summaries of RENAMO’s complaints to the Cease-Fire Commission (CCF).

Also included are: summaries of meetings between the President of the Republic of Mozambique, Joaquim Chissano, and the President of RENAMO, Mr. Afonso Dhaklama; statements made by President Joachim Chissano to the General Assembly; speeches made by President Joachim Chissano; discussion and strategy papers on the reintegration of demobilized soldiers and refugees into post-war civilian life; records concerning the registration of political parties for the national elections; minutes of the Force Commander’s meetings with Regional Commanders; minutes and agendas for Operations Meetings; agreements related to United Nations-produced radio and television programs, as well as scripts of some programs; and ONUMOZ organization charts.

Incidents reports describe: demonstrations and rioting; looting; hostage-taking; arson; road and bridge blockades laid by RENAMO and the Liberation Front of Mozambique (FRELIMO); and activities of demobilized soldiers demanding pay and of local militia.

Records of the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) include: annotated drafts of the Agreement (which clarified the legal status of the United Nations Operations in Mozambique); and correspondence between Mozambican government officials and United Nations personnel.

Records pertaining to the national elections held 27-28 October 1994 include: plans for the deployment of the electoral component; reports on electoral activities in provinces, which provide information about registration, civic education activities, and political parties; reports concerning access to RENAMO-controlled territories for the setting up of election activities; guidelines for International Election Observers, who were drawn from United Nations Member States and United Nations organizations; training materials for civic education agents; briefing notes on electoral law; and summaries of complaints received by the Electoral Division concerning fraud and irregularities in the electoral process.

Civilian Police documents include: investigative reports; plans and reports concerning the deployment of Civilian Police; planning materials for a Human Rights Training Course for the Civilian Police component of ONUMOZ; briefing notes for Civilian Police meetings with the SRSG; Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) of the Civilian Police; summaries of Civilian Police meetings with officials of the Government of Mozambique, and with RENAMO officials.

Records of the Supervision and Monitoring Commission (CSC) include: summaries of decisions taken at meetings; memoranda issued by the president of the Commission; reports of the chairman of the Commission; and statements made by international members of the Commission.

Records of the Joint Commission for the Formation of the Mozambican Defence Force (CCFADM) include: reports concerning the condition of training centers for the new Mozambican Defence Force; memoranda regarding the selection of soldiers and instructors for training centers; and correspondence between the SRSG and the Secretary-General about the progress on training the new Mozambican Defence Force.

Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG)
Records consist of: correspondence between the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) and the director of the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Assistance Coordination (UNOHAC); correspondence between the DSRSG and the Force Commander and the Chief of Staff; reports from the Force Commander to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and the Department of Peace-keeping Operations (DPKO) headquarters in New York; correspondence between the president of the National Police Affairs Commission (COMPOL) and the SRSG; mission security and evacuation plans; and notes to the file.

Records pertaining to the national elections held 27-28 October 1994 include: summaries of ballot counts; statements by political parties; correspondence between the DSRSG and the SRSG regarding election matters; summaries of electoral activities in provinces; reports of Electoral Division activities to the DSRSG and the SRSG; project documents on deployment of the Electoral Component; deliberations of the National Elections Commission; field reports from Electoral Observers; speeches and statements made by the SRSG during the elections; and procedural documents regarding the Mozambique Electoral Tribunal.

Records pertaining to the Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO) include: summaries of meetings between the DSRSG and RENAMO officials; speeches made by Afonso Dhlakama; reports on the status of children in RENAMO-controlled areas; reports on conditions, incidents and activities in RENAMO-controlled areas; reports concerning the demobilization status of RENAMO soldiers; correspondence between Afonso Dhlakama and the Secretary-General.

Records of the Joint Commission for the Formation of the Mozambican Defence Force (CCFADM) include: correspondence between the DSRSG, who served as Chairman of the CCFADM, and delegation representatives; summaries of meetings between CCFADM and Cease-Fire Commission (CFF) delegation representatives; reports detailing the handover of weapons from the Government of Mozambique and RENAMO to training centers of the Armed Forces for the Defence of Mozambique (FADM); and reports on the movement of soldiers from Assembly Areas to training centers.

Commissions Secretariat
The Commissions Secretariat maintained the records of the Supervision and Monitoring Commission (CSC) and two of its three UN-chaired subsidiary commissions, the Cease-Fire Commission (CCF) and the Joint Commission for the Formation of the Mozambican Defence Force (CCFADM).

Records of the Supervision and Monitoring Commission (CSC) include meeting minutes, as well as annexes, implementation timetables, notes to the file, and related correspondence, reports and memoranda. Also included are signed agreements concerning Assembly Area locations, demining, and salary for the Armed Forces for the Defence of Mozambique (FADM).

Records of the Cease-Fire Commission (CCF) include: meeting minutes, summaries of tripartite meetings among representatives of ONUMOZ, RENAMO and the Government of Mozambique; and notes to the file. Also included are signed agreements concerning: rules of conduct in Assembly Areas; mine clearance; and the dismantling of paramilitary forces.

Records of the Joint Commission for the Formation of the Mozambican Defence Force (CCFADM) include: meeting minutes; summaries of informal meetings among representatives of ONUMOZ, RENAMO, the Government of Mozambique, Portugal, France and the United Kingdom; and notes to the file. Also included are signed agreements concerning the structure of the FADM and the symbology of rank badges.

Cease-Fire Commission (CCF)
Records include: correspondence between the Chairman of the Cease-Fire Commission and the Chief of the Technical Unit for Demobilization regarding activities in Assembly Areas; and guidelines concerning the handover of military equipment and the demolition of explosives and ammunition.

S-0295 contains records concerning political activities of the United Nations Operation in Mozambique (ONUMOZ).

Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG)
Correspondence consists of: weekly situation reports sent from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) to the Secretary-General; letters exchanged between the SRSG and government officials, foreign embassies, and representatives of non-governmental organizations; summaries of weapons verification activities; and timetables for the implementation of the General Peace Agreement. The correspondence files also contain reports and memoranda about: the disbanding of militias and para-military forces; the demobilization of RENAMO soldiers; mine clearance activities; the visits of foreign dignitaries to Mozambique; and the political climate in Lesotho.

Correspondence on political matters consists of: talking points and summaries of meetings between the SRSG and the President of the Republic of Mozambique, Joaquim Chissano; political reports from the SRSG to the Secretary-General describing activities undertaken in fulfillment of the mission mandate; summaries of political-military events on Mozambican borders; and summaries of RENAMO’s complaints to the Cease-Fire Commission (CCF).

Also included are: summaries of meetings between the President of the Republic of Mozambique, Joaquim Chissano, and the President of RENAMO, Mr. Afonso Dhaklama; statements made by President Joachim Chissano to the General Assembly; speeches made by President Joachim Chissano; discussion and strategy papers on the reintegration of demobilized soldiers and refugees into post-war civilian life; records concerning the registration of political parties for the national elections; minutes of the Force Commander’s meetings with Regional Commanders; minutes and agendas for Operations Meetings; agreements related to United Nations-produced radio and television programs, as well as scripts of some programs; and ONUMOZ organization charts.

Incidents reports describe: demonstrations and rioting; looting; hostage-taking; arson; road and bridge blockades laid by RENAMO and the Liberation Front of Mozambique (FRELIMO); and activities of demobilized soldiers demanding pay and of local militia.

Records of the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) include: annotated drafts of the Agreement (which clarified the legal status of the United Nations Operations in Mozambique); and correspondence between Mozambican government officials and United Nations personnel.

Records pertaining to the national elections held 27-28 October 1994 include: plans for the deployment of the electoral component; reports on electoral activities in provinces, which provide information about registration, civic education activities, and political parties; reports concerning access to RENAMO-controlled territories for the setting up of election activities; guidelines for International Election Observers, who were drawn from United Nations Member States and United Nations organizations; training materials for civic education agents; briefing notes on electoral law; and summaries of complaints received by the Electoral Division concerning fraud and irregularities in the electoral process.

Civilian Police documents include: investigative reports; plans and reports concerning the deployment of Civilian Police; planning materials for a Human Rights Training Course for the Civilian Police component of ONUMOZ; briefing notes for Civilian Police meetings with the SRSG; Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) of the Civilian Police; summaries of Civilian Police meetings with officials of the Government of Mozambique, and with RENAMO officials.

Records of the Supervision and Monitoring Commission (CSC) include: summaries of decisions taken at meetings; memoranda issued by the president of the Commission; reports of the chairman of the Commission; and statements made by international members of the Commission.

Records of the Joint Commission for the Formation of the Mozambican Defence Force (CCFADM) include: reports concerning the condition of training centers for the new Mozambican Defence Force; memoranda regarding the selection of soldiers and instructors for training centers; and correspondence between the SRSG and the Secretary-General about the progress on training the new Mozambican Defence Force.

Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG)
Records consist of: correspondence between the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) and the director of the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Assistance Coordination (UNOHAC); correspondence between the DSRSG and the Force Commander and the Chief of Staff; reports from the Force Commander to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and the Department of Peace-keeping Operations (DPKO) headquarters in New York; correspondence between the president of the National Police Affairs Commission (COMPOL) and the SRSG; mission security and evacuation plans; and notes to the file.

Records pertaining to the national elections held 27-28 October 1994 include: summaries of ballot counts; statements by political parties; correspondence between the DSRSG and the SRSG regarding election matters; summaries of electoral activities in provinces; reports of Electoral Division activities to the DSRSG and the SRSG; project documents on deployment of the Electoral Component; deliberations of the National Elections Commission; field reports from Electoral Observers; speeches and statements made by the SRSG during the elections; and procedural documents regarding the Mozambique Electoral Tribunal.

Records pertaining to the Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO) include: summaries of meetings between the DSRSG and RENAMO officials; speeches made by Afonso Dhlakama; reports on the status of children in RENAMO-controlled areas; reports on conditions, incidents and activities in RENAMO-controlled areas; reports concerning the demobilization status of RENAMO soldiers; correspondence between Afonso Dhlakama and the Secretary-General.

Records of the Joint Commission for the Formation of the Mozambican Defence Force (CCFADM) include: correspondence between the DSRSG, who served as Chairman of the CCFADM, and delegation representatives; summaries of meetings between CCFADM and Cease-Fire Commission (CFF) delegation representatives; reports detailing the handover of weapons from the Government of Mozambique and RENAMO to training centers of the Armed Forces for the Defence of Mozambique (FADM); and reports on the movement of soldiers from Assembly Areas to training centers.

Commissions Secretariat
The Commissions Secretariat maintained the records of the Supervision and Monitoring Commission (CSC) and two of its three UN-chaired subsidiary commissions, the Cease-Fire Commission (CCF) and the Joint Commission for the Formation of the Mozambican Defence Force (CCFADM).

Records of the Supervision and Monitoring Commission (CSC) include meeting minutes, as well as annexes, implementation timetables, notes to the file, and related correspondence, reports and memoranda. Also included are signed agreements concerning Assembly Area locations, demining, and salary for the Armed Forces for the Defence of Mozambique (FADM).

Records of the Cease-Fire Commission (CCF) include: meeting minutes, summaries of tripartite meetings among representatives of ONUMOZ, RENAMO and the Government of Mozambique; and notes to the file. Also included are signed agreements concerning: rules of conduct in Assembly Areas; mine clearance; and the dismantling of paramilitary forces.

Records of the Joint Commission for the Formation of the Mozambican Defence Force (CCFADM) include: meeting minutes; summaries of informal meetings among representatives of ONUMOZ, RENAMO, the Government of Mozambique, Portugal, France and the United Kingdom; and notes to the file. Also included are signed agreements concerning the structure of the FADM and the symbology of rank badges.

Cease-Fire Commission (CCF)
Records include: correspondence between the Chairman of the Cease-Fire Commission and the Chief of the Technical Unit for Demobilization regarding activities in Assembly Areas; and guidelines concerning the handover of military equipment and the demolition of explosives and ammunition.

Office of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Governance and Stabilization

S-1118 contains the records of the Office of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Governance and Stabilization. Records consist of minutes of meetings with the heads of United Nations agencies, progress reports produced by the National Recovery Committee (NRC), Memoranda of Understanding, and press releases, reports, and correspondence regarding the meetings of the Development Partnership Committee (DEPAC).

Deputy Secretary-General's Activities

Series 1896 consists of chronological files, statements and schedules of the Deputy Secretary-General. Louise Fréchette was appointed Deputy Secretary-General in April 1997 and concluded her tenure in April 2006.

The chronological file consists of 6.5 boxes of material spanning 1998-2005 with gaps. Records for March to December 2001 are not available. These records provide an overview of Fréchette’s daily work and activities. The files contain information about the Oil-for-Food program, East Timor elections (1999), Sudanese Civil War, crisis in Darfur, avian influenza, and the political situation in Iraq in the early 21st century. In addition, there are invitations, briefing notes, personnel records, weekly updates to the Secretary-General, notes and thank you letters to world diplomats and ministers.

The statements and schedule files consist of 5.5 boxes of material spanning 1998-2006. The records also comprises of speeches, messages and statements, including some handwritten notes within each statement section. The documents also include annotations on the statement and speech transcriptions. Notable statements were on topics such as UNAIDS and how to respond to the challenges of the millennium declaration and the AIDS epidemic, the UN role in Iraqi elections, and the “UN today and tomorrow”, which focused on women on the UN agenda.

The schedule files provide a detailed breakdown of Ms. Fréchette’s travels and meetings for events such as memorial services for victims of bombing in Nairobi and Tanzania (1998), Swiss Air Flight 111 (1998) and for the staff members who lost their lives in the Baghdad bombing on 19 August 2003. Other schedules detailed Fréchette’s attendance at the Task Force on Kosovo (1999) and the Security Council, which focused on consultations regarding Western Sahara, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2003). The itineraries also revealed meetings with high profile officials like Fidel Castro (2000) and Tun Myat, Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq (2001).

Volume: 12 boxes

Name of Processing Archivist(s): Anne DiFabio, John Joseph

Deputy Secretary-General's Trips

Series 1897 consists of records documenting the official and extensive travel of the Deputy Secretary-General. Louise Fréchette was appointed Deputy Secretary-General in April 1997 and concluded her tenure in April 2006. The records primarily consist of briefing and trip books dating from 1998 to 2006. These contain itineraries, program information, background about the country to be visited, profiles of officials, talking points and speeches.

A wide-variety of subjects are addressed in the talking points and speeches such as development reform agenda, in particular, poverty and its links to sexual and reproductive health. Other issues discussed were the reform agenda including management reform, allegations of UN peacekeeper sexual abuse in the Congo and the 30 January 2005 elections in Iraq and developments in Afghanistan and the Bonn Peace Process. Key topics also included the need to raise the awareness and understanding of the magnitude of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the Security Council resolution 1296 on the “Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict and Security Council discussion on the Rwanda Report.

In addition, the files detail informal consultations with the General Assembly’s Peacebuilding Commission. Her files for the Sierra Leone Pledging Conference (2005) contain information about a high level donors meeting on Sierra Leone and discussion of elections strategy, the security sector, the extension of state administration.

Volume: 20 boxes

Name of Processing Archivist(s): Emily Legutko, John Joseph

Subject Files - Special Advisor/Consultant for the Chief of Staff (COS)

United Nations Truce Supervision Organizations (UNTSO), Special Advisor/Consultant for the Chief of Staff (COS)

Series consists of correspondence, cables, reports, maps, spreadsheets, and verbatim records. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: verbatim records for SECCO meetings; reports on Tel Qadi incident; report on Lake Tiberias incident; report to the Secretary-General regarding the implementation of the four General Armistice Agreements (GAA); inspection and status of Israel/Syrian D/Zone; Israel air attacks; sabotage incidents; and efforts to relieve tension. Correspondents include: Ralph J. Bunche, Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs; Lieutenant-General Odd Bull, Chief of Staff, UNTSO; Andrew Cordier, Executive Assistant to Secretary-General; and Major General Carl von Horn, Chief of Staff.

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