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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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Security Council Mission to Cambodia and Vietnam - Subject Files

Records consist primarily of correspondence to the Special Representative from the Royal Government of Cambodia at Phnom-Penh, and the government of Thailand in Bangkok, each reporting on and complaining about aggressive incidents perpetrated by the other.

Also included are translations into English of Radio Cambodia news reports about Thailand, with related correspondence from Thailand complaining about Cambodian radio and press slurs; some miscellaneous correspondence, maps, and clippings; and a two volume diary, 1963-1964, briefly recording daily events from the mission's Bangkok office.

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing cables, code cables, press clippings, maps, photographs, diaries, lists, translations, and radio information.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: list of Thai Nationals applying for identity cards; pouch schedule; arrests for illegal entries into Thailand; prisoners; volunteer defense corps in Cambodia and livestock capture.

Correspondents include Bhusana A. Krairiksh, Director-General of Political Department; Richard W. Wathen, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Thailand and Cambodia; Phya Srivisar, Assistant to Prime Minister, Royal Government of Thailand; and Nils Gussing, Special Representative to Thailand and Cambodia.

Mission of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Cambodia and Thailand - de Ribbing Mission - Subject Files

The task of this mission was to provide good offices in reducing tension between Cambodia and Thailand. The Special Representative was Herbert de Ribbing, and the mission was also known the "de Ribbing Mission." It lasted from August, 1966 to February, 1968.

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, handwritten documents, incoming and outgoing cables, meeting agendas, minutes of meetings, verbatim records of meetings, agreements, treaties, incident reports, personnel reports, General Assembly reports, summaries of statements, annexes, extracts, notes, aides memoires, speeches, translations, press clippings, press releases, transcripts of news conferences, programmes, schedules, itineraries, charts, diagrams, maps, yearbooks, periodicals, vouchers, and routing slips.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: administration; personnel; budgets; Thai-Burma relationship; Thai-Cambodia relationship; French-Siam relationship; Thai-Cambodian border incidents; frontier incidents; economic situation; political developments; formulation of new government; meetings with Thai and Cambodian government representatives; and closing of mission. Correpondents include U. Thant, Secretary-General; H. de Ribbing, Special Representative of Secretary-General to Cambodia and Thailand; Y. Akashi, Political Affairs Officer, de Ribbing Mission; C.V. Narasimhan, Cabinet Chief, United Nations Headquarters; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Acting Cabinet Chief; Prince Sihanouk of Royal Government of Cambodia and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thailand.

Related Records:

S-0320-de Ribbing Mission records in AG-005-UN Secretary-General U Thant Fonds

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Subject Files - Civilian Operations

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

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing clear and code cables, press releases, photographs, newspaper articles, publications, and reports. These records originated primarily in the Offices of Special Assistant for Congo Civilian Operations Gustavo Duran and Special Advisor for Civilian Affairs in the Congo Sir Alexander MacFarquhar. Incorporated with these files are records from Political Affairs Officer Fou Tchin Liu, Principal Secretary of the Conciliation Commission for the Congo Dragoslav Protitch, Under-Secretary in Charge of Civilian Affairs in the Congo Godfrey Amachree and Special Assistant for Burundi and Rwanda Affairs Jan G. Schumacher. Files include information on the financial and administrative status of the Congo Fund; documentation on the Office of Public Information; information on agricultural training, communication and transportation projects; Conciliation Commission minutes; statistical information relating to the economy; documentation regarding education; records on the implementation of the Security Council Resolution (1961); police training records; government information bulletins and details on the technical assistance program in Rwanda-Burundi; data on food production; and correspondence regarding specialized agencies such as the World Health Organization and the International Telecommunications Union.

Accession Numbers: A/225, A/521, A/431, A/433, A/624, A/706-75/7, A/481

Records relating to the United Nations Special Committee on the Balkans [UNSCOB]

Series consists of letters, memoranda, clear cables, numbered code cables, press releases, UNSCOB reports (including Inspection Tour of Northern Frontiers of Greece), photographs of Alpha Island (7 bxw, various sizes), minutes of UNSCOB meetings, and United Nations documents relating to UNSCOB. Documented are UNSCOB progress and activities, updates on the political situation in Greece, and UNSCOB administration. Correspondents include: Andrew Cordier, Secretary-General Trygve Lie, Constantin Zinchenko Assistant Secretary-General of Security Council Affairs, and UNSCOB staff (including Raoul Aglion Principal Secretary). Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Records relating to the United Nations Advisory Council for Somaliland

Series consists of letters, clear cables, memoranda, progress reports, a map of Somaliland, a photograph of Somaliland (3x10in.b&w), and United Nations documents, relating to the UN Advisory Council for Somaliland. Documented are updates on Council's activities and progress, an Council financial and personnel matters. Correspondents include Andrew W. Cordier, Secretary-General Trygve Lie, the Council's Principal Secretary Egon Ranshof-Wertheimer, and Somali citizens. Arranged in broad subject categories.

Related Series: S-0723 United Nations Advisory Council in Somaliland S-1559 Division of Trusteeship in AG-033 Department of Trusteeship and Information From Non-Self-Governing Territories fonds
*S-1716 Field Service Section - Missions and Commissions Administratives Files: Somaliland in AG-031 Field Operations Service and Successory bodies

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Personnel - Civilian Operations

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1960-1962: MacFarquhar; 1963-1964: Duran)

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing clear cables, lists, and reports. These files originated from Special Assistant for Congo Civilian Operations Gustavo Duran and Special Advisor for Civilian Affairs in the Congo Sir Alexander MacFarquhar. Files include personnel administration records, information on hiring and candidates, levels of positions, status of recruitment, positions needed under the police training project, salaries, categories of positions, approval of posts, staff lists, information on titles and contracts, and extensions on contracts. Correspondents include Chief Administrative Officer Ben T. Twigt, Administrative Officer Joseph El Haj, Field Operations Service Administrator Carey Seward, and Special Assistant for Burundi and Rwanda Affairs Jan G. Schumacher.

Accession Numbers: A/431, A/433, A/521

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Mercenaries in the Congo - Index Cards

UN. Executive Asistant to the Secretary-General (1946-1961: Cordier) Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche)

Series consists of two card files containing index cards with the names of mercenaries, countries of origin, birthdate, information on position or service, or status. The card file also includes sections of mercenaries entitled "List by County," "No Nationality Mentioned," "Personnel involved in Arms Traffic," and "Stateless."

ATTN: SERIES HAS NO BOXES; ONLY TWO CARD FILES CONTAINING INDEX CARDS.

Accession Number: 72/88

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