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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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Records relating to the Fact-Finding Mission to South Vietnam

Series consists of letters, numbered code cables, clear cables, United Nations documents, and the mission's final report relating to the Fact-Finding Mission to South Vietnam's task instructions, finances and situation updates. Correspondents include Chef-de-Cabinet C. V. Narasimhan, Rolz-Bennett, the Mission Chairman Abdul Rahman Pazkwak and the Mission Principal Secretary John Humphrey. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Missions of the Special Representatives of the Secretary-General in Cambodia and Thailand

Series consists of letters, numbered and unnumbered code cables, clear cables, a situation report by Ambassador Herbert de Ribbing, notes on conversations, and press releases regarding hostilities between Cambodia and Thailand which led to the Secretary-General's decision to send mediators to the area.

This series relates to two missions, one headed by Nils Gussing, Special Representative to the Secretary-General from 1963 to 1964 and the other headed by Ambassdor Herebet de Ribbing, Special Representative to the Secretary-General from 1966 to 1967.

Documented are the mission's itineraries, staff matters, meetings and updates. Correspondents include Chef-de-Cabinet C. V. Narasimhan, Secretaty-General U Thant, Representives of the Permanent Mission of Thailand, Herbert de Ribbing and Nils Gussing.

Special Mission to the Republic of Guinea

Series consists of letters, clear cables, numbered code cables, situation reports, mission reports, press releases, and Secretary-General draft statements relating to the operations of the Special Mission to the Republic of Guinea, including terms of reference and mission updates. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Rolz-Bennett, and Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan, representatives of the Republic of Guinea (including the President), mission representatives (including Dantas de Brita), and United Nations Organizations (including the United Nations Development Programme and UN Information Centre in Cairo). Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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

Political Commissions and Related Records

Series created by Executive Assistant Andrew Cordier, and later by Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Records types are letters, memoranda, clear cables, numbered code cables, mission administrative reports, press releases, press clippings, and United Nations documents relating to the administration of various missions. Missions documented include - UN Commission on the Racial Situation in the Union of South Africa (UNCORS), UN Commission to Investigate Conditions for Free Elections in Germany, and the mission of the Personal Representative of the Secretary-General in Laos. Also included is an observation report on the Togoland Plebiscite by Shiv K. Shastri (copy), one administration clear cable relating to the Cameroons Plebiscite and four administrative clear cables relating to the Accra Plebiscite. Correspondence includes Andrew Cordier, Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, the Principal Secretaries of these missions (inluding J.A. Romanos for UNCORS, and Carl Jakhelin for Laos). Arranged alphabetically.

United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea (UNCURK) - Summaries of Developments

Series early records are those of Andrew Cordier, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General, and later records those of Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General for the Special Political Affairs. Records types include weekly, fortnightly, and monthly "summaries of developments" (mimeographed) prepared by UNCURK's principal secretary, and relating to all aspects of the situation in Korea, including international and military matters, national matters, and matters of economic development. Arranged chronologically.

Political Liaison Committee in Cyprus - Minutes

UN. Deputy Chef de Cabinet (1962-1964 : Rolz-Bennett) - UN. Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1965-1970 : Rolz-Bennett).
Series consists of Jose Rolz-Bennett's reference set of minutes of meetings no. 252-607 (inclusive) of the Political Liaison Committee in Cyprus (copies). Meetings were divided into military affairs: topics including fortifications and military incidents; and civilian affairs: topics including freedom of movement, water supplies, agriculture, and property. Meetings were held in Nicosia. Present were UN Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) top echelon (including Colonel W. W. Turner, Deputy Chief of Staff; and G.L. Sherry, Senior Political Advisor) and a Political Liaison Officer from either the Cyprus government (Chr. Kythreutis) or the Turkish Cypriots (A.M. Berberoglu or Umit Suleiman).
Accession Numbers: A/585

United Nations Observers for Verification of Elections in Haiti (ONUVEH) - Subject Files

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

Series consists of correspondence, numbered code cables (incoming and outgoing), reports, memoranda, press releases, and United Nations documents regarding the United Nations Observers for Verification of Elections in Haiti (ONUVEH) mission to monitor the electoral process in Haiti. Subjects include selection and security of election observers, election procedures and voter turnout; the social, political and military situation in Haiti, and the attempted coup d'etat of 7January 1991; and administrative matters. Correspondents include Personal Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti Joao Augusto de Medicis and ONUVEH Chief Electoral Officer Horacio Boneo.

Accession numbers: 92/149, box 1

Actual series size: 3 boxes

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Mission Files

UN. Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972)
Senior Political Officer to Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1962-1967 - Liu)

Series consists of correspondence, news clippings, and press excerpts on various missions collected by F.T. Liu. Subjects include United Nations Truce Supervision Organization, United Nations Forces in Cyprus, Israel-Lebanon Mixed Armistice Commission, and the Special Mission to Bahrain. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Under-Secretaries-General for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche and Roberto Guyer, Senior Officers Brian Urquhart and F.T. Liu, and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General to Bahrain V. Winspeare Gucciardi.

Accession numbers - 79/55

Actual series size - .5 feet

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