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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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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) - Records on Foreign Countries

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

Series consists of correspondence, press releases, and incoming and outgoing clear cables regarding the cooperation of various foreign governments with the United Nations efforts in the Congo. This support involved both military and civilian operations and included both the reinforcement of United Nations troops and airlifts of relief supplies. The files also contain information on investigations into missing aircraft (Italy); the need for English and French speaking officers (Ireland); information regarding the Nigeria/Mali airlift; issues surrounding the transfer of military forces to civilian status (Pakistan); the Congo's embargo on exports from South Katanga (Portugal); expulsion of Sudanese refugees from the Stanleyville area; and expulsion of the Soviet embassy staff (U.S.S.R.). This series also includes files on the cities of Gaza and Jerusalem. Correspondents include Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Executive Assistant Andrew Cordier, and General Sean Maceoin.

Accession Numbers: 75/7, 72/88

Actual series size: 9.25 feet

Dominican Republic - Subject Files

Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1968-1972: Bunche)

Series consists of cables, letters, press releases, and reports relating to the political crisis in the Dominican republic. Documented are the activities of the U.N. advanced party in Dominican Republic headed by General Rykhye, and of the U. N. representative at Dominican Republic Jose Antonio Mayobre.
Correspondents include Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz-Bennett, Military adviser to the Secretary-General Mayor-General Indar J. Rikhye, Political Adviser George Howard, U.N. Representative an Dominican Republic, Executive Secretary of the Economic Comission for Latin America Jose Antonio Mayobre, and Secretary-General U Thant.

Accession number is unknown

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

R.E. Guyer

Series contains records of Roberto E. Guyer dating mainly from his years as Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Subject files concern Chile, Cyprus, Beirut, Lebanon, the Middle East, Rhodesia and Vietnam. Files pertaining to Margaret Joan Anstee (United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative in Chile) and the Economic Commission for Western Asia (ECWA) are included. Series also contains code cables relating to the United Nations Chief Co-ordinator, the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF), the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Also included are registry files coded in a general (GEN) or political (POL) series; these files pertain to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, human rights, the Office of Legal Affairs, hijacking, kidnapping, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the People's Republic of China's entry into the United Nations. Records consist of correspondence, reports, statements, notes and code cables. The first ten files of the series, which contain memoranda from Sir Robert Jackson and miscellaneous code cables, are missing.

Gunnar Jarring, Special Representative of the SG in the Middle East

Series consists of records pertaining to Gunnar Jarring's service as Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Middle East. Records document discussions and negotiations related to the Jarring Mission. Series also includes working files belonging to Ian Berensen. Subject files pertain to the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine, the Organization of African Unity, and to Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Cyprus, United Arab Republic and Lebanon. Records include correspondence, code cables, minutes, reports, drafts, communiqués and background papers.

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