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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) - Subject Files

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1974)

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing clear and code cables, and memoranda dealing with five basic groups of subjects: a) legal issues, including the Cypriot constitution, protection of cultural property, and land use; b) visits, including tours of the area by VIP's and non-UN military observers, as well as by UN officials; c) administration, including policy directives and operating procedures; d) military, including troop rotation and leave, general orders, and logistics; e) political, including UNFICYP presence and strength, elections, and office holders. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretaries-General for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche and Jose Rolz-Bennett, Special Representative Bibiano Osorio-Tafali, UNFICYP Commanders Ilmari Martola and Dewan Chand.

Accession numbers: 80/38, 80/70

United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) - Correspondence

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1975)

Series consists of correspondence with the parties to the disputes in Cyprus, particularly the permanent representatives of Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus. Subjects include complaints of airspace violations, attacks, military operations, economic issues, minority rights, and national army contingents and their rotations. Correspondents include Permanent Representatives to the UN of Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey, as well as the permanent representatives of countries supplying troops to UNFICYP. Other correspondents include Cypriot President Archbishop Makarios, Cypriot Vice-President Kucuk, UNFICYP headquarters military and civilian staff, Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, and Under-Secretaries-General for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche and Jose Rolz-Bennett.

Accession numbers: 80/38, 80/70

United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) - Reports

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972)

Series consists of draft and final reports on the political and military situation between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities, including those of the Secretary-General's Special Representative and the Secretary-General's to the Security Council. Subjects include press coverage in Ankara, Turkey, weekly information from the headquarters of the UN Forces in Cyprus (UNFICYP), cease-fire violations, and UN Civilian Police (UNCIVPOL) activities. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Under-Secretaries-General for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Jose Rolz-Bennett, and Brian Urquhart, and UN Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative in Turkey Eric Ward.

Accession numbers: 80/38

Africa, Asia, and Far East - J.F. Engers' - Subject Files

UN. Executive Assistant to the SG (1948-1961)
UN. Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972)

Series consists of correspondence, notes, periodicals, and invitations to special functions relating to missions to Africa, Asia and the Far East including the missions of UN Representative Frank Graham and Ambassador Gunnar Jarring to India and Pakistan. Other subjects include Indonesian nationalism, Gambia, and UN relations with South Africa. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Special Officer J.F. Engers, Ambassador Gunnar Jarring, and UN Representative Frank Graham.

Accession numbers unknown

Cambodia/Thailand - J.F. Engers' - Subject Files

UN. Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing clear and code cables, correspondence, administration, reports, and press clippings relating to various missions sent to Cambodia and Thailand by the Security Council and the Secretary-General to resolve border and political disputes. Subjects include the special mission by Nils Gussing to Cambodia, the Security Council's special mission to Cambodia and Thailand, radio broadcasts about the border disputes, the Indochina People's Conference of 1965, and the Mekong Valley Development Project. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan, Special Officer J. F. Engers, and Special Envoy Nils Gussing. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Laos Mission - J.F. Engers' - Cables

UN. Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing clear and code cables and press cables. Subjects include administration of the UN mission to Laos, peace negotiations between Laos and Vietnam over border incidents, economic and technical aid to Laos, and the Laotian political situation. Other subjects include the Economic Commission on Asia. Correspondents include Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General Andrew Cordier and Special Officer J.F. Engers.

Accession numbers unknown.

Laos Missions - J.F. Engers - Subject Files

UN. Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing code and clear cables, correspondence, memoranda, transcripts, and committee papers. Subjects include the Security Council Subcommittee Mission, created in response to Laotian complaints of Vietnamese incursions. Also included is correspondence to the UN mission to Laos involving administrative issues such as personnel shifts, financial matters, investigations of complaints and interviews of witnesses, protocol and technical assistance, and radio broadcasts. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Dag Hammarskjold, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General Andrew Cordier, Special Officer J.F. Engers, and Special Envoy Sakari Tuomioja.

Accession numbers: A/458; 65/104; A/571.

Actual series size: 4.5 feet

Second United Nations International Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy (UNICPUAE)

UN. Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972)

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing clear cables, brochures, memoranda, abstracts, lists of invitees, and statistics. Subjects include the planning and execution of the Second UN Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy (UNICPUAE) held in Geneva, 1-13 September 1958 and include conference speakers and sessions, and relevant agencies. Correspondents include Conference Secretary-General Sigvard Eklund, Brian Urquhart of the Office for Special Political Affairs, and officials with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Accession numbers unknown.

Office of the Under Secretary General - Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA)

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

Series consists of plans, reports, minutes, and memos. Subjects include the UN General Assembly, budget & finance, receptions for visiting dignitaries, and staff matters. Also included are humanitarian issues such as the situation of Jewish communities in the Soviet Union and Arab countries and prisoners of war, mostly in the Middle East. Correspondents include Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretaries-General for Special Political Affairs Ralph J. Bunche, Brian Urquhart, and the International Red Cross.

Actual series size: 1.5 feet.

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