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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) - Master Cables

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

Series consists of incoming and outgoing numbered and unnumbered clear and code cables documenting the progress of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP). Subjects include complaints; policies and procedures; security of headquarters; event summaries; and personnel and staffing issues.

Accession number: 1987/010

Actual series size: 1 box

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George L. Sherry - Subject Files

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1958-1959: Trevelyn; 1958-1972: Bunche; 1959-1961: Narasimhan; 1962-1963: Loufti; 1963-1964: Protitch; 1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer)

Series consists of records generated and maintained by George L. Sherry, a principal officer and senior political advisor for Special Political Affairs. Documents include incoming and outgoing cables, memoranda, correspondence, newsclippings, press releases, operation reports of the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), letters from private citizens regarding the Congo, the liberation of Antoine Gizenga, draft reports, papers and copies of League of Nations mandates. Subjects include foreign military personnel reported to be "at large" in Katanga; biographies of personnel; reports to the Secretary-General re: the application of Security Council resolutions 21/02, 24/11 and 961; and Belgium nationals reported to be mercenaries in Katanga. Also includes papers on the Dacca relief operation with evaluations of management, bridges, salvage, supplies and fertiliser.

Note: Newspaper clippings are plentiful in this series and require duplication for preservation purposes.

Accession number: 1985/198

Actual series size: 2 boxes

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Office for Special Political Affairs - Subject Files

UN. Office for Special Political Affairs (OSPA) (1970-1978: Guyer; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1981-1988: Cordovez; 1986-1992: Goulding)
Note: Files in this series were transferred in 1992, when the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs became the Department for Peace-Keeping Operations. Files were transferred under the auspices of the Office for Special Political Affairs, but reflect the operations of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) for the time span specified. Above names refer to the Under-Secretaries General who were in office from 1975 to 1988.

Series consists of briefings, annual reports and statements of the Secretary-General, country files, chemical weapons reports, inspections, notes on meetings, miscellaneous personnel and administrative files, information circulars, UN documents and economic surveys. Subjects include aircraft and ship incidents; Contadora; the Ford Foundation; the fortieth anniversary of the UN; observer groups in the Iran / Iraq Gulf; the Ocean Earth Corporation (OEC; the Columbia-Venezuela conflict; the League of Arab States; the Falkland Islands; Dominican hurricanes; refugees; travel standards; SPA-44 (I-84); R552; R. S/514; and R598. Correspondents include Under-Secretary-General of Special Political Affairs D. Cordovez; Under-Secretary-General for Political and Security Council Affairs U. A. Ustinov; A. Farah (UN Interim Force in Lebanon); and Deputy Director for the Centre for Human Rights K. F. Nyamekye.

Accession number: 1992/004

Actual series size: 14 boxes
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Peacekeeping - 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 correspondence, memoranda, code and clear cables, press releases, meeting summaries, and reports regarding peace-keeping. Also includes United Nations documents, briefing notes to the Secretary-General, and resolutions. Subjects include the administration of peace-keeping operations; budgets; United Nations publications; personnel training; field service; the joint inspection unit; the International Peace Academy; land mines; and repertory of practice of United Nations organs.

Middle East - Subject Files

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

Series consists of correspondence, numbered code, clear, and only cables (incoming and outgoing), United Nations documents, daily press briefings, political information bulletins, reports, and meeting summaries regarding the Middle East, including Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Jordan. Includes reports of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Population of the Occupied Territories; briefing notes to the Secretary-General; and summaries of meetings with Permanent Representatives to the United Nations. Subjects include the Middle East peace process; Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO); deportation of Palestinians from Israeli Occupied Territories; hostages in Lebanon; and a proposed Palestinian University for refugees in Jerusalem. Other subjects include terrorism; chemical warfare; the question of Palestine; the League of Arab States; the Organization of the Islamic Conference; and economic assistance to Lebanon. Correspondents include Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar.

Accession numbers: 94/038, boxes 1-3

Actual series size: 6 boxes

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United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) - Subject Files

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1981-1988: Cordovez; 1986-1992: Goulding)

Series consists of numbered and unnumbered clear and code cables (incoming and outgoing), incident reports, minutes, correspondence, memoranda, daily press briefings, missing persons case files, United Nations documents and maps regarding the United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) mission to maintain law and order and promote a return to normal conditions for Turkish-Cypriots and Greek-Cypriots in Cyprus. Includes minutes of intercommunal talks between the Turkish-Cypriot and Greek-Cypriot communities and meeting minutes of the Committee of Missing Persons in Cyprus. Subjects include Turkish-Cypriot and Greek-Cypriot complaints regarding agreement violations; and humanitarian matters including missing persons and the resettlement of Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots. Also includes, contributing countries; finance, meetings of the Secretary-General; and local Cypriot organizations. Correspondents include President of Cyprus Spyros Kyprianou; President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Rauf Denktash; and Special Representatives of the Secretary-General in Cyprus: B. F. Osorio Tafall, Hugo J. Gobbi and Reynaldo Galindo-Pohl.

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United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) - 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), memoranda, correspondence, agreements, reports and maps regarding the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) mission to supervise the cease-fire between Israel and Syria. Includes military strength and location reports; military staff lists; and incident reports with some photos. Subjects documented include cease-fire violations; land mines; security concerns; inspections of the area of limitation; and contributing countries. Also includes administrative and military matters; visits to the mission area by U.N. personnel and government representatives, finance; and personnel. Correspondents include Force Commanders Maj. Gen. Carl-Gustaf Stahl; and Maj. Gen. Gustaf Welin.

Accession numbers: 93/169, boxes 1-4

Actual series size: 7 boxes

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United Nations Observer Mission for the Verification of the Elections in Nicaragua (ONUVEN)

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1981-1988: Cordovez; 1986-1992: Goulding)

Series consists of numbered code and only cables (incoming and outgoing), numbered clear cables (incoming), correspondence, memoranda and daily press briefings related to the United Nations Observer Mission for the Verification of the Elections in Nicaragua (ONUVEN). Subjects include demobilization of the Nicaraguan Contras and coordination with the International Commission for Support and Verification (CIAV); the United Nations Transition Team (UNTT); and the United Nations Observer Group in Central America (ONUCA). Other subjects include the political situation in Nicaragua; cease-fire violations; repatriation of refugees; and the Central American peace process. Correspondents include Director of ONUVEN Iqbal Rizen.

Accession numbers: 93/166 and 93/167

Actual series size: 1 box

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United Nations Observer Group in Central America (ONUCA) - Cables

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1986-1992: Goulding)

Series consists of numbered code, clear and only cables (incoming and outgoing), daily situation reports, and press cables related to the United Nations Observer Group in Central America (ONUCA) mission to monitor cross-border activities in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Press cables are summaries of local newspaper articles and/or copies of the articles. Subjects include cease-fire violations; arms seizures; Frente Farabundo Marti para la Liberacion Nacional (FMLN) guerilla activity; demobilization of the Nicaraguan Contras; rise of the "Recontras;" aircraft; personnel and administrative matters. Correspondents include Principal Political Adviser Rolf Knutsson; Chief Military Observers Brig. Gen. Agustin Quesada Gomez; Brig. Gen. Lewis W. Mackenzie; and Brig. Gen. Victor Suanzes.

Accession numbers: 93/164, boxes 4-6

Actual series size: 4 boxes

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United Nations Observer Group in Central America (ONUCA) - Subject Files

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1981-1988: Cordovez; 1986-1992: Goulding)
UN. Under-Secretary-General for Department of Peace-Keeping Operations (1992-1997: Annan)

Series consists of correspondence, code cables (incoming and outgoing), agreements, meeting summaries, incident reports, press releases, daily press briefings and monthly reports regarding the United Nations Observer Group in Central America (ONUCA) mission to monitor cross-border activities in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Subjects include seizures of weapons and equipment; the demobilization of Nicaraguan resistance (Contras); Frente Farabundo Marti para la Liberacion Nacional (FMLN); "Recontras," aircraft; and the political and military situation in Central America. Other subjects documented are military and civilian personnel; administrative matters; finance; and contributing countries. Correspondents include Principal Political Adviser Rolf Knutsson; Chief Military Observers Maj. Gen. Agustin Quesada Gomez, Brig. Gen. Lewis W. Mackenzie, and Brig. Gen. Victor Suanzes.

Accession numbers: 93/164, boxes 1-3

Actual series size: 6 boxes

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