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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) - Draft and Text Preparatory Materials

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1958-1972: Bunche; 1959-1961: Narasimhan; 1963-1964: Protich)
Series consists of preparatory files, drafts, final chapters and related correspondence used to produce a book documenting the history of the Congo Operation. Text written by Fou Tchin Liu, then Senior Political Officer to the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Subjects include the incident of 21 November 1960 at Leopoldville; the Kasavuba Delegation; the formation of the Adoula government; the Kitona Agreement; the plan of national reconciliation; and the secession of Katanga. Correspondents include Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs R. J. Bunche.

Accession number: 1987/0006

Actual series size: 6 boxes


United Nations Iran-Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG) - Cables

Series consists of numbered clear and code cables (incoming and outgoing) regarding the United Nations Iran - Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG) mission to supervise the Iran-Iraq cease-fire and troop withdrawal. Code cable subjects include daily situation reports; deployment and security of U.N. military observers; cease-fire violations; status of forces agreements; the return of POWs and war dead; UNIIMOG personnel relations with Iranian authorities; and the Irani/Iraqi mixed military working group. Other subjects documented include the political situation in Iran; incidents and casualties; and administrative matters, including press relations and communications difficulties. Clear cables are primarily summaries of Iraqi daily newspapers reports. Correspondents include UNIIMOG Chief Military Observer Maj. Gen. Slavko Jovic.

Accession numbers: 92/150, boxes 3-9

Actual series size: 11 boxes


United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), Damascus - Subject Files

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1970-1978: Guyer; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar)

Series consists of materials documenting the progress of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Middle East. Series includes incoming and outgoing clear cables; strength and location reports; traffic accident returns; board of inquiry reports; visit clearances; information on logistics and operations; and staff lists. Subjects include proposed establishment of CANCON (1979-1980). Correspondents include Force Commander Major-General H. Philip, Major-General L. Koho, and Under-Secretaries-General R. E. Guyer and B. E. Urquhart.

Accession number: 1987/005, boxes 14-18

Actual series size: 8 boxes


Commissions, committees, and conferences

Series documents United Nations conferences that relate to non-aggressive uses of scientific knowledge and atomic energy. The majority of files pertain to the organization and carrying out of the First United Nations International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy (1955), the Second United Nations International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy (1958), and the Third United Nations International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy (1964). ICPUAE documents include correspondence, reports, programs, handbooks, verbatim records of sessions, bound volumes of conference proceedings and press briefings. Also included are records pertaining to the final Conference on the Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency (1956), as well as records pertaining to the IAEA's establishment as an independent organization. A few subject files of the Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation are included. Correspondence, working papers and reports of the United Nations Scientific Advisory Committee and of the Conference on the Application of Science and Technology (1961) are also included (documents of the latter include photographs). The series also contains records of the Administrative Committee on Co-ordination, the Collective Measures Committee and the Additional Measures Committee.


Series consists of records relating to United Nations peacekeeping operations, stand-by forces and military observers. Includes a number of files dating from 1947 to 1971 that pertain to the establishment of United Nations peacekeeping missions. Miscellaneous files pertaining to peacekeeping include correspondence, reports, official government statements, some photographs and documents regarding proposals for a permanent United Nations peacekeeping force. Also included in the series are files that pertain to the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, the United Nations Observation Group in Lebanon (UNOGIL) and the United Nations Yemen Observer Mission (UNYOM). Some records of James Jonah and Lt. General Prem Chand are also included, as well as files containing published material related to peacekeeping by Brigadier F. R. Henn and Colonel L. M. K. Skern.

United Nations Observation Group in Lebanon (UNOGIL)

UN. Under-Secretary General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972 : Bunche)

Series consists of letters, memoranda, numbered code and clear cables (carbon copies), reports, minutes, circulars, notes and selected United Nations published documents relating to military, political and administrative matters, including air reconnaissance and land patrols, incidents, the interrogation of Syrian prisoners by United Nations military observers, daily meetings on operations and assessments of local political situation, Lebanon's complaints against the United Arab Republic, the evacuation of British troops, Syria's presence in Lebanon's territory, Lebanon's presidential election, local press comments on the United Nations activities, briefings on Security Council actions, the Secretary-General's reports to the Security Council, consultations with participating states on deployment and logistics, budget and finance, personnel and miscellaneous general services. Primary correspondents include David Blickenstaff, Andrew Cordier, Dag Hammarskjold, Galo Plaza Lasso, Major-General Odd Bull and Major-General Carl von Horn.

Gussing Mission

UN. Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the Middle East (1966-1967 : Gussing)

Series consists of letters, memoranda, reports, notes for the files, newspaper clippings, selected United Nations documents and photographs (b&w, 4 6x7, 14 4x6) relating to the treatment of prisoners of war and civilians in the Israeli occupied territories, including meetings with representatives of Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Syria, visits and interviews conducted by the Secretary-General's Special Representative Nils Goran Gussing, incidents reported to the United Nations Relief Works Administration (UNRWA) amd activities of volunteer agencies. Primary correspondents include Bunche, Red Cross and UNRWA officials.

Mount Scopus general records

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General (1946-1961 : Cordier)

Series consists of letters, memeranda and numbered code cables and reports relating to military and political matters, including proposals on implementing the Mount Scopus agreement, the Urrutia mission, Syrian complaints of Israeli infiltration, access to the British war cermetery, incidents, casualties and Colonel George Flint's visits to Mount Scopus. Primary correspondents are Ralph Bunche, Colonel Flint, Colonel Byron Leary, Constantin Stavropoulos, Henri Vigier, Major-General Carl von Horn and Francisco Urrutia

Boxes 1-3

United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) - Military Assistance Files

UN. Office of the Secretary-General. Office of the Military Advisor to the Secretary-General (1963-1977)

Series consists of letters, military personnel lists, itineraries and reading files relating to deployment, rotation and miscellaneous logistical arrangements with participating states. Correspondence are between Major Warlino Marz and his military counterparts at various permanent mission to the United Nations.

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