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S-0363 · Series · 1973 - 1980
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

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

Series consists of numbered clear cables, and numbered and unnumbered code cables (incoming and outgoing) documenting the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) mission to supervise the cease-fire between Israel and Egypt. Includes situation reports detailing inspections of Egyptian and Israeli restricted zones; summaries of UNEF activities; and incidents in the Egypt/Israel sector. Other subjects include mine clearing; casualties; supplies, staffing, visits and administrative matters. Correspondents include United Nations Chief Co-ordinator for United Nations Peace-Keeping Missions in the Middle East Lt. Gen. Ensio Siilasvuo; and UNEF Force Commanders Maj. Gen. Rais Abin and Maj. Gen. Bengt Liljestrand.

Accession numbers: 87/005, boxes 19-25; 85/1983, boxes 7-9

Actual series size: 6 boxes

Chore/Novak

S-0372 · Series · 1971 - 1972
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

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

Series consists of two volumes documenting the representation of China in the United Nations. Volumes include cables, memoranda, correspondence, UN documents and reports, including session reports of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN. Volume one is composed of general information / FAQs; volume two targets specific topics, such as the textile industry; the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); the International Labor Organization (ILO); the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative (IGMC); the International Monetary Fund (IMF); the International Communication Union (ICU); the Universal Postal Union (UPU); and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Accession number: 1985/079

Actual series size: 1 box

Novak

S-0646 · Series · 1938 - 1957
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Office of the Secretary-General: Special Political Affairs Section: United Nations Suez Canal Operations (UNSCO)

Series consists of correspondence, cables, telegrams, memoranda, meeting reports, aide-memoires, bibliographies, lists, invoices, brochures, business cards, tables, and diagrams relating to the administration and operations of the Suez Canal clearance operations. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: negotiations between the French government and the Suez Canal Company over the salvage of the Statue of Ferdinand de Lessop; specifications of salvage equipment; transit dues; pilot fees; and offers of assistance to UNSCO from various organizations and private companies. Correspondents include Dag Hammerskjold, UN Secretary-General; Lt. General R. A. Wheeler, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General; D. G. Sullivan, Chief Administration Officer, UNSCO; Alfred George Katzin, UN Deputy Under-Secretary; Colonel Mahmoud Younis, Engineer, Member of the Director's Office, Suez Canal Authority, Ismailia; and Claude Boillot, Suez Canal Company.

S-0712 · Series · 1958 - 1964
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

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.

S-0713 · Series · 1904 - 1968
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

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

S-0209 · Series · 1960 - 1967
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

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

Mount Scopus
S-0326 · Series · 1948 - 1993
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

UN. Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972 : Bunche)

Series consists of letters, memoranda, code and clear cables, reports and selected UN documents relating to negotiations between the Secretary-General's representatives and representatives of Israel and Jordan, inspection of the Mount Scopus area, convoy problems, shooting incident in the Huleh area, investigation on the death of Lt. Col. George Alfred Flint, the Urrutia mission and the Spinelli/Rikye mission. Primary correspondents are Andrew Cordier, Dag Hammarskjold, Lt. Col. Byron Leary, Francisco Urrutia and Major General Carl von Horn.

3 boxes

S-0370 · Series · 1919 - 1988
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Trusteeship Division, Department of Trusteeship and Information from Non-Self Governing Territories (1945: Bunche); Under-Secretary (without department) (1955-1957: Bunche); USG for SPA (1958-1967: Bunche); OUSCCA (1963: Bunche); USG for SPA (1968-1971: Bunche)
Series consists of numbered, unnumbered and only code cables (incoming and outgoing), clear cables, correspondence (correspondents include Richard Nixon), memoranda, United Nations documents, meeting minutes and verbatim reports, handwritten notes, drafts of correspondence and reports, speeches, maps, and photographs documenting Ralph Bunche's tenure at the United Nations. Of special note are personal papers of Ralph Bunche, which include publications; drafts; and handwritten notes on meetings and social events, childhood and family reminiscences, commentaries on racial incidents in the U.S. and notes exchanged with the Secretaries-General. Also included in the series are some original papers of Dag Hammarskjold. Bulk of the materials date from 1947-1971. Subjects include peace-keeping efforts in the Congo; Bahrain; India and Pakistan; Yemen; Cyprus; and the Middle East, including the Palestine Mediator's Mission (1948-1949), the Suez crisis, the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), and the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF). Other subjects include the International Employees Loyalty Board hearing on Ralph Bunche (1954), the International Atomic Energy Agency and conferences on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Secretary-General meetings, Vietnam, the Survey Group on Overseas Offices, travel, and personnel cases. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Dag Hammarskjold and U Thant.
File list available; for box 1 file 3 through box 7 file 3 see the end of the file list.
Contains film documenting the take-off of Dag Hammarskjold's trip for N'dola, 1961 (prior to plane crash). 16mm black & white film.
Actual series size: 49 boxes
Accession number: 96/120, boxes 1-25