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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) - Subject Files

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche; 1959-1961: Narasimhan; 1962-1963: Loutfi; 1963-1964: Protitch; 1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1981-1988: Cordovez)
Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, number and unnumbered code and clear cables (incoming and outgoing), United Nations documents, press releases, meeting minutes, reports, agreements, maps, and photographs regarding India and Pakistan. Includes original and copy letters to the Secretary-General from Permanent Representatives to the U.N. for India and Pakistan. Also includes manuals for military observers, weekly SITREPS, operational reports and service reports of military observers. Bulk of the material dates from the 1960s through the 1970s and concerns the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP). Accessions were originally part of the Central Files of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Subjects include the mission on withdrawals; cease-fire line violations in Kashmir and Jammu; military observers (by country); prisoners of war; refugees, disaster relief and humanitarian assistance; and quantum of forces. Also includes military matters; aircraft; the Secretary-General's trips to India and Pakistan; and local political demonstrations. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant; United Nations Representative for India and Pakistan Frank P. Graham; Special Representative of the Secretary-General Brig. Gen. Tulio Marambio; and UNMOGIP Chief Military Observers Lt. Gen. Luis Tassara and Lt. Gen. Robert H. Nimmo.
Accession numbers: 84/292, boxes 1-7; 85/74, boxes 1-3; 85/005, box 26;
87/009, boxes 1-3
Actual series size: 18 boxes
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Middle East - Subject Files

Series created by various Under-Secretaries-Generals for Special Political Affairs, including at the end of the period, Under-Secretary-General Cordovez. Records include United Nations official documents, numbered code and clear cables (incoming and outgoing), press releases, daily press briefings, correspondence, memoranda, and press clippings regarding the Middle East, including Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and the Palestine LIberation Organization (PLO). Includes meeting summaries, briefing notes for the Secretary-General, agreements, and some maps. Bulk of materials date from 1967 to 1986; only two items date from 1948-1949. Subjects include the question of Palestine; the Arab-Israeli conflict; deportations from Israeli-occupied territories; assistance for the reconstruction and development of Lebanon; and the construction of a Mediterranean-Dead Sea canal. Other subjects include incidents; meetings and conferences; prisoners of war; humanitarian assistance; terrorism; the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); and Palestinian University. Also includes the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF); United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL); and the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO). Correspondents include Chief Coordinator for U.N. Peace-keeping in the Middle East Lt. Gen. Ensio Siilasvuo and UNIFIL Force Commander Maj. Gen. Emmanuel A. Erskine. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Office of the Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs - Director - Iran/Iraq

UN. Office for the Under-Secretary General for Special Political Affairs (1974-1985: Urquhart; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1981-1988: Cordovez; 1986-1992: Goulding)

Note: Directors for this period are as follows: V. Dayal, N. A. Fochine, F. T. Liu, G. L. Sherry, I. Palenykh, J-C. Aime, G. Feissel, V. N. Misharin and I. S. Riza.

Series consists of confidential reports, UNDP-Tehran reports, Iran / Iraq background materials, Security Council documents / UN documents, UN draft treaties, legal information, an Iran / Iraq boundary study, the records of five shuttle trips taken by Olof Palme, chronological and administrative files, cease-fire administration files, Department of Public Information (DPI) press releases, and inspection reports. Subjects include the Suez; vessels; shipwreck clearance; Gulf related publications; prisoners of war 1982-1983 (POW's); POW camps (1984); the POW mission (1984-1985) exchange of POW's (1985); the Shatt-al-Arab waterway; the Iraq / Iran boundary; resolution 540 (1983); and chemical weapons. Correspondents include the Secretary-General's Special Envoy O. Palme; and Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs D. Cordovez.

Accession number: 1989/111
Actual series size: 7 boxes
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Subject Files - Political

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1958-1972: Bunche; 1959-1961: Narasimhan; 1962-1963: Loufti; 1963-1964: Protitch; 1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1981-1988: Cordovez)

Series consists of materials documenting the progress of the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), and various missions in Africa. Items include incoming and outgoing numbered and unnumbered code cables, press cables, press releases, progress reports, UN documents, operation logs, situation reports, country files, correspondence, information on conferences, legal documents, affidavits and drafts of political advisor to Special Political Affairs G. L. Sherry. Subjects include the Adoula government; North and South Katanga; the Congo Operation; Dr. Moise Tshombe; President of the Congo Republic Kasa-Vubu; the Plan of National Conciliation (1962); the Congo Conciliation Commission; mercenaries; the Mediterranean Dead Sea Canal; African states; the visit of Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold to South Africa (1961); and the Council on Foreign relations. Correspondents include Secretary-General D. Hammarskjold; Director H. Wieschoff; UNFICYP Acting Commander Brig. A. J. Wilson; Special Representative of the Secretary-General B. F. Osorio-Tafall; and Officers in charge of the Congo Operation Dr. S. Linner and R. K. A. Gardiner.
Series contains photographs of the Katanga railway station, and the Lady Selbourne, Pretoria, and Nicosia refugee camps.

Accession number: 1985/063
Actual series size: 23 boxes
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United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) - Subject Files

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1970-1978: Guyer; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1981-1988: Cordovez; 1986-1992: Goulding)

Series consists of numbered code and clear cables (incoming and outgoing), correspondence, memoranda, incident reports, United Nations documents, daily press briefings, press releases, and meeting summaries regarding the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) mission to confirm withdrawal of Israeli forces and reestablish the authority of the Lebanese government. Also includes military strength reports and staff lists, briefing notes for the Secretary-General, and some maps. Bulk of the materials date from 1978 to 1986. Subjects include incidents involving the Israel Defence Forces (IDF); the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO); de facto forces (DFF) and armed elements; humanitarian assistance; cease-fire violations; and military matters including deployment, freedom of movement, force structure, and military observer groups. Other subjects include refugees; terrorism; claims for compensation; and meetings of the UNIFIL Force Commander and U.N. political advisers with the PLO representatives of the Lebanese government and/or representatives of Lebanese and Israeli de facto forces. Also includes, administrative matters; finances; contributing countries; and official visits to the UNIFIL area of operation. Correspondents include Chief Coordinator for U.N. Peace-keeping in the Middle East Lt. Gen. Ensio Siilasvuo; Political Adviser Jean-Claude Aime; and UNIFIL Force Commanders Maj. Gen. Emmanuel A. Erskine and Lt. Gen. William Callaghan.

Accession numbers: 90/199, boxes 1-15 and 92/06, boxes 1-10
Actual series size: 47 boxes
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United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) - Subject Files

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1958-1972: Bunche; 1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1986-1992: Goulding)

Series consists of materials documenting the progress of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Materials include personnel files, General Assembly reports, UN documents, accident and incident reports, country file, press releases, news clippings, cables, briefings, reports on adopted resolutions and correspondence. Subjects include the kidnappings of Alec Collet, Adrian Walsh, Jan Stenning and William Jorgensen; legal claims against Israel for losses and damages to UNRWA and UNTSO propert; the Financing Working Group; Secretary-General's appeals for contributions; the protection of Palestine refugees; emergency assistance to Lebanon; the Palestine National Guard; the Ben-Porat resettlement plan; the Mia Mia and Nuweimeh camps; and the UN Conciliation Commission to Palestine. Also contains documentation on the implementation of resolutions 37/120, 38/83, 39/99, 40/166, 41/69, 35/13 C, E, F, 34/52, 33/112 and 42/69. Correspondents include Political Advisor J. C. Aime; Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and Legal Counsel E. Suy; Seconded for the Staff on Secondment from the Secretariat to UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) J. A. Miles; and Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs B. Urquhart.

Accession number: 1992/0069

Actual series size: 5 boxes

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United Nations Middle East Mission (UNMEM) - Subject Files

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1958-1972: Bunche; 1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer; 1974-1985: Urquhart)

Series consists of press analyses, newspaper translations, press releases, special reports to the French press from the UN Office of Public Information, clear and code cables, notes on meetings and studies. Subjects include the UN administration for Gaza; African Heads of State; the "Big Four" meetings (U.S., U.S.S.R., UK, France; Ambassador Jarring's meetings (Moscow, NY, Middle East); UAR and Israeli complaints; UNCCP tabulation and evaluation of properties abandoned in Israel; the Arab refugee problem; S/Res/242; A/Res/2628 (25th); A/RES/2799 (26th); and A/RES/2949 (27th).

Accession number: 87/180

Actual series size: 5 boxes

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United Nations Assistance for the Reconstruction and Development of Lebanon (UNARDOL) - Cables

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1981-1988: Cordovez)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing numbered and unnumbered clear and code cables primarily issued by I. Akhund, then Special Representative of the Secretary General in Lebanon. Subjects include food and water shortages; interruption of convoy; and status of mission. Series contains detailed descriptions of damage to Beirut, Roche, Mazara, Berbir, the Shile suburbs of Shiyah, Burj-Barajne, Palestine camp, and miscellaneous locations. Correspondents include I. Akhund, Co-Coordinator for UN Assistance for the Reconstruction and Development of Lebanon (UNARDOL).

Accession number: 89/110

Actual series size: 1 box

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United Nations Information Center (UNIC) / United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Cables

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1981-1988: Cordovez; 1986-1992: Goulding)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing numbered and unnumbered cables, especially those sent by Samir Sanbar, then Chief of Staff of Information Services, Beirut, and L. El-Djoundi, then information officer for the Beirut Information Center. Cables include situation reports and contain information reported in local papers. Subjects include the United Nations position in Beirut; Secretary-General's talks; Soviet initiatives in the Middle East; Israeli-American agreements and support; and the boycott of Egypt and Naqoura talks. Correspondents include Chief of Servic Publications, K. Beaven; UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) Commander Maj.-Gen. E. R. Kaira; UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) Chief of Staff Gen. E. A. Erskine; Director, Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs J. C. Aime; Gen. J. O'Callaghan (UNTSO); T. Goksel UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL); and Under-Secretary-General for Public Information Y. Akashi.

Accession number: 1989/110

Actual series size: 5 boxes

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Good Offices Mission Bahrain (GOMB) - Subject Files

UN. Office for the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1958-1972: Bunche; 1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer)

Series consist of materials documenting the progress of the Good Offices Mission, Bahrain (GOMB). Materials include correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings, draft statements, interview reports, Iranian petitions and clear and code cables. Subjects include staff and administration; the Bahrain Delegation; Bahrain independence; summaries of world-wide press clippings relating to Bahrain; and information relating to S/RES/278 (1970). Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant.

Accession number: 1987/179

Actual series size: 1 box

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