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S-1081 · Series · 1992 - 1995
Part of Secretary-General Boutros Boutros Ghali (1992-1996)

Series contains correspondence, notes of meetings, memoranda, press releases, General Assembly announcements and agendas, and Security Council reports and resolutions documenting admission of new member states to the United Nations.

The title of S-1831 was drawn from the function series PKH.MIL004 from the “Peacekeeping Headquarters Retention Schedule,” v. 2, August 2011, Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and Department of Field Support (DFS).

S-1831 contains records documenting the planning for and analysis of deployed military capacity of peacekeeping operations, transition and exit operations in peacekeeping missions, and the liquidation of missions.

Records relating to deployment consist of plans of deployment phases; status and update reports of air, maritime and ground assets; strength reports; and memoranda and communications regarding a mission’s military reinforcement requirements. S-1831 also contains records relating to air operations in peacekeeping missions, and these document tasks and plans of mission air units; mission activities at airports and airfields; meetings between parties on the use of air power; and the procurement and utilization of helicopters by the mission. Also included are records pertaining to mission-specific operations of the United Nations Standby Force, and deployment of rapid reaction forces in specific missions and/or regions.

S-1831 also contains records pertaining to the expansion and reconfiguration of deployed missions. These include reports and memoranda analyzing options for the future presence of the mission and implications of different expansion scenarios. There are also plans for the disengagement of military operations in the mission area, outlines and briefs on the withdrawal of assets and personnel from the mission area, and technical documents relating to the liquidation of the mission.

United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)

Records include: summaries of visits by the DPKO Planning Team to MINURSO in 1994 and 1995; papers describing the logistical concepts and implications of the repatriation and referendum phases of the mission; briefs and tables on the downsizing of the military component; and maps of Western Sahara depicting Force deployment. Records relating to the implementation plan of the settlement proposals put forth by the Secretary-General concern the military, logistics, and operational aspects of the plan, and they detail the deployment, transition, referendum, and post-referendum phases of the plan; composition and tasks of military units during phases; size and composition of disputing parties; operational time lines; and the operational environment. Records pertaining to air support in MINURSO include outlines describing air operations, including aerial surveillance and verification, transport of troops and Military Observers, and casualty evacuations; correspondence concerning flights over Algerian territory; memoranda on helicopter support; and maps depicting air deployment and landing points.

Records concerning operations and logistics consist of monthly reports providing operational updates on activities in various regions in Angola; briefs on the composition, mission, and deployment of the Rapid Reaction Force; and outlines describing the downsizing, withdrawal, and liquidation of military forces. Weekly logistics reports and minutes of logistics implementation meetings cover deployment; supply and fuel stores; ground and air transport activities and transport equipment; infrastructure and engineering projects; and medical operations. There are also updates on the status of the UNAVEM III Implementation Plan and the state of readiness of UNAVEM III infantry units.

United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR)
Records include maps produced by the Department of Public Information (DPI) of UNAMIR deployment throughout Rwanda from May 1994 to February 1996; a draft of the UNAMIR Operations and Support Instruction directives, which describes liquidation policies and procedures for all civilian and military elements of the mission; a brief on possible scenarios for the expansion of UNAMIR, dating from June 1994; and staff planning directives on liquidation, which include schedules and tasks. There are also executive summaries prepared by the DPKO Field Administration and Logistics Division (FALD), which note air, land, and naval movements and transport; medical, logistics, and engineering support; and drawdown and liquidation developments. Attached to the executive summaries are weekly logistics reports detailing procurement matters; ration requests; the status of service contracts; and communications support.

United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO)
Records include summaries of security meetings; reports by the Chief of the Observer Group, Egypt (COGE) (an outstation); briefs on the streamlining of UNTSO operations; and briefs on political Islam and the peace process. Monthly reports on UNTSO military, political, and administrative activities sent to DPKO headquarters also describe strength levels and operational deficiencies; activities at UNDOF outstations; and activities of the Chief of Staff. Records relating to security describe unrest related to Palestinian rule in the Gaza Strip, beginning in 1994; fatalities caused by the occupying forces, and among the Israeli military staff and civilians; updates on hostages held in countries in the region; harassment and attacks against UNTSO and UN agency personnel; and violations of UN premises.

United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)
UNDOF records consists of reports on inspections carried out by UNDOF personnel in the Area of Limitation (AOL); UNDOF reports of violations in the Area of Separation (AOS); chronologies of military events in the UNDOF mission area; reports on battalion deployment; and summaries of meetings between the UNDOF Force Commander and government officials of the Syrian Arab Republic. Information summaries provide figures on military, civilian, and shepherd violations; ground and construction activity; air activity; and small arms fire. Periodic reports submitted to DPKO headquarters by the UNDOF Force Commander in Damascus note activities in the Syrian Golan, such as - inspections of the Area of Limitation (AOL); violations of the Agreement on Disengagement, signed 31 May 1974, in the Alpha Side and Bravo Side, such as shootings, overflights, and ground incursions; minefield activity; and patrolling.

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
Records consist of summaries of meetings between the UNIFIL Force Commander and Lebanese Army officials, and between the UNIFIL Force Commander and officials of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF); reports of incidents and statistics on clashes between the armed elements (AE) and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and the de facto forces (DFF); summaries of changes in UNIFIL deployment; deployment maps; lists of positions of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), the de facto forces (DFF), and the South Lebanon Army (SLA) in the UNIFIL area of interest; briefs on the reduction and streamlining of Force strength; memoranda on the operations of armoured personnel carriers (APC) in the UNIFIL mission area; and outlines and reviews of security arrangements.

United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM)
UNIKOM records encompass weekly and monthly reports detailing ground and air monitoring of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), violations in the DMZ committed by Iraq and Kuwait, and UNIKOM’s investigations of Iraqi and Kuwaiti complaints; summaries of meetings between the UNIKOM officials and Iraqi officials from the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and deployment maps. Briefs and memoranda are included, covering organization, composition, and deployment of UNIKOM; maritime capability of UNIKOM and the movement of Iraqi ships in the estuary Khawr ‘Abd Allah; UNIKOM’s use of ground surveillance radar; appointments to mission posts; and relations between UNIKOM and the Iraqi Border Police. There is also a Contingency Plan for the Reinforcement of UNIKOM dating from 1992, called Plan Locksmith, which was to be enacted in the event of threat to the security of UNIKOM personnel or property. Additionally, there is a plan for the liquidation and asset disposal of UNIKOM dated from 2003.

United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG)
Records pertain largely to planning and expansion of the mission. They include summaries of DPKO-held meetings on planning and expansion, covering areas such as the concept of operations, and the need for personnel, equipment, and vehicles; summaries of meetings held between United Nations officials and Georgian and Abkhaz authorities on the expansion of UNOMIG; figures on the provision of Military Observers for the expansion of UNOMIG; and briefs on the participation in the operational aspects of UNOMIG by Member States, including the United States, Russia, and Cuba. In addition to these records, there are briefs and progress reports on deployment and operations of the Civilian Police; briefs on the relations between UNOMIG and the peacekeeping force of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS); political addresses on the situation in Georgia made to the Security Council by Permanent Representatives; summaries of meetings held between United Nations officials and Russian officials on the Agreement on a Ceasefire and a Separation of Forces signed on 14 May 1994; and comments and analyses of the 14 May 1994 ceasefire agreement.

Included are records pertaining to operations in several peacekeeping missions in Haiti, namely, the United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH), the United Nations Support Mission in Haiti (UNSMIH), the United Nations Transition Mission in Haiti (UNTMIH), and the United Nations Civilian Police Mission in Haiti (MIPONUH). These records include outlines and tables detailing the medical support provided; outlines providing figures for adjustments in Force deployment, and on the Force structure of UNMIH; Force Operation Orders for UNMIH and UNSMIH detailing threats to the Government of Haiti (GOH) and to a secure and stable environment, plan tasks and execution, and the Force Commander’s intent; the UNTMIH Military Campaign Plan; assessments of the future of UNMIH and future peacebuilding activities in Haiti; and maps depicting developments in Force liquidation. Records on air operations in Haiti include code cables, briefs, and memoranda on the transport of non-UN personnel on UN aircraft, and Member States’ contributions of helicopters to the mission.

Additional records contained in S-1831 include: a briefing about the logistical requirements and capabilities of the United Nations Operation in Somalia II (UNOSOM II) dated 2 March 1993; briefs on the withdrawal and exit strategy for troops in the United Nations Operation in Burundi (ONUB); briefing papers about military contingency planning of the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, particularly in Srebrenica and Tuzla; briefs on the strength and operational situation of the United Nations Good Offices Mission in Afghanistan and Pakistan (UNGOMAP); statistics and identifying information for aircraft in operation in the United Nations Military Observers in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) and in peacekeeping missions in the Middle East; and an Operation Order for the withdrawal of the Military Component of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC).

The title of S-1840 was drawn from the function series Legal (PKH.LEG) from the “Peacekeeping Headquarters Retention Schedule,” v. 2, August 2011, Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and Department of Field Support (DFS).

Records in S-1840 relate to DPKO headquarters and peacekeeping mission legal matters and agreements. The records primarily consist of mission-specific legal documents, including: Status of Forces Agreements (SOFAs), Status of Mission Agreements (SOMAs), Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), and Rules of Engagement (ROE). Also included are records relating to the development of agreements, and model agreements.

Status of Forces and Status of Mission Agreements between the United Nations and the governments of countries hosting peacekeeping missions address such areas as: the international status of the peacekeeping mission; civil and criminal jurisdiction of mission personnel; mission use of premises; freedom of movement and use of roads, airfields, and waterways by mission personnel; wearing of uniforms and civilian dress by mission personnel; possession and carrying of arms by mission personnel; travel by mission personnel to and from the host country; local recruitment of mission personnel; facilities for mission contractors; and privileges and immunities granted to mission personnel.

Also included are Memoranda of Understanding between the United Nations and mission host countries, as well as MOU between the United Nations and United Nations Member States. Memoranda of Understanding cover various topics, including: security of United Nations premises in the host country; provision of standby arrangements by Member States; transport of personnel, logistical supplies, and equipment through Member State territories; mission support provided to judicial, police, and electoral institutions in the host country; relations between the mission and countries neighbouring the host country; cost-sharing; and relations between DPKO and United Nations agencies with regard to mission operations. There are also Letters of Assist (LOA) in which Member States and host countries agree to provide a peacekeeping mission with support, such as equipment and transportation. Other legal agreements included cover such topics as: expansion of the mission mandate; temporary ceasefire and cessation of hostilities between parties in conflict; establishment of mission liaison offices; and the contribution of equipment and personnel to a mission.

Rules of Engagement (ROE) provided specific guidance on the use of force within the mission area to military commanders at all levels of a peacekeeping mission. They also address the use and carriage of weapons, and civil actions permitted by military personnel in the mission area. Procedures on warning, firing, search, and apprehension are also detailed.

The files also contain drafts, revisions, and amendments to legal documents; briefs and correspondence from the Legal Counsel and the Office of Legal Affairs detailing opinions on mission-related matters; correspondence with Members States regarding the development and review of legal agreements for peacekeeping operations; and code cables exchanged between the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping and Special Representatives of the Secretary General (SRSG). In addition, the files contain records relating to mission use of host country property and premises, such as: lease agreements; and memoranda concerning rental fees, property condition and damage.

Department of Cultural Affairs of the United Nations Temporary Executive Authority in West New Guinea (West Irian) (UNTEA)

Series consists of correspondence, cables, memoranda, handwritten notes, and press releases. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: Advisory Council on Education; Ethnographic Objects housed in Museum; level of education taught in schools, incidents in schools, and letter of transfer. Correspondents include Mo Myit, Divisional Commissioner.

Deputy Administrator

Deputy Administrator of the United Nations Temporary Executive Authority in West New Guinea (West Irian) (UNTEA)

Series consits of correspondence, memoranda, minutes, lists, reports, cables, draft documents, handwritten notes, decrees, and press clippings.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: economic affairs; sending civil supplies to central highlands; development of Manokwari Project; communication, transport and power supplies; meetings of the Committee on Civil supplies; purchase of capital assets; health; and public works.

Correspondents include George J. Janecek, Executive Secretary; K.H. Rahman, Special Advisor on Financial Matters; and Ghulam Abbas, Director of of Economic Affairs and Finance.

Legal Advisor, Principal Legal Advisor, and Director of Social Affairs and Justice of the United Nations Temporary Executive Authority in West New Guinea (West Irian) (UNTEA)

Series consists of correspondence, agreements, memoranda, translations, cables, code cables, contracts, meeting minutes, handwritten notes, draft documents, press releases, meeting notes, ordinances, lists, and reports.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: Advisory Council on Education; agreements with vendors; budgets; Catholic workers' trade union; accident and incident claims; contracts with vendors; immigration laws and regulations; Export Promotion Fund Foundation; Judiciary personnel; private bank loans and overdrafts; price control; property survey board; Red Cross; and civil aviation.

Correspondents include M.A. Marin, Director of Social Affairs and Justice; F. Poana, Chairman, Catholic Trade Union; A. Mamejao, Secretary of Catholic Trade Union; Mr. Mulder; Mr. Van Denbos; L.J. Goedhart, Chief of the Netherlands Liason Mission; D.C.L. Wilson, Division Commissioner, Merauice; C.A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; J.F. Scott, Legal Officer; Jan Polderman, Acting Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations; Edouard Weber, Director, Internal Bureau of the Universal Postal Union; U. Thant, Secretary-General; and L.G. Hoornweg, Deputy Director of Economic Affairs.

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UNROD/UNROB (United Nations Relief Operations in Dacca/United Nations Relief Operations in Bangladesh)

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, incoming and outgoing cables, handwritten documents, notorized documents, drafts of correspondence, draft cables, draft reports, draft job descriptions, statements, agreements, indexes, appendices, amendments, annexes, daily reports, weekly reports, survey reports, reports, minutes of meetings, agendas, conference minutes, notes, summary notes, summaries of conclusions, backround histories, press clippings, press releases, article reprints, solicitations for bids, proposals, specifications, boat charter insurance papers, purchase orders, invoices, receipts, vouchers, debit notes, cart tickets, tally sheets, programs, plans, schedules, worksheets, chronologies, tables, logs, charts, maps, graphs, photographs, blue prints, audio tapes, routing slips, and business cards. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: clearance and salvage operations; vessels; Pussur River; Chalna Port; Chittagong Port; Rotterdam Conference; East Pakistan Cyclone Relief; bridge reconstruction; works projects; natural resources; irrigation; housing; population planning; food imports; food deliveries; food storage management; telecommunications; voluntary agencies; and legal issues. Correspondents include Kurt Waldheim, UN Secretary-General; Victor H. Umbricht, Under Secretary-General, UNROD, Chief of Mission, UNROD, Dacca; Margaret J. Anstee, Deputy of Under-Secretary-General in Charge of UNROB; Toni Hagen, Chief of Mission, UNROB; Nicholas Beredjick, Deputy Direcor UNROB; Pierre L. Sales, Director, UNROD; George Lansky, Chief, Field Operating Services, Office of General Services; and Alice Weil, Senior Legal Officer, Office of Legal Affairs, UN.

Series consists of incoming and outgoing cables and code cables.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: anti-American protests; requests for food; food transportation; personnel; set up of international radio station; lifting of sunken barges; evacuation of UN personnel; inland water transport system; acquisition of boats; Indo-Pakisan relations; and nutrition survey.

Correspondents include Pierre Sales, Director, UNROD; Toni Hagen, Chief of UN Relief Operation, DACCA; Paul-Marc Henry, Assistant Secretary-General-in-Charge, UNEPRP; Sir Robert Jackson, Under-Secretary-for Bangladesh Affairs; Mr. Umbricht; Mr. Clements; Albert DeLauro, Acting Chief, Field Operations Services; George Lansky, Chief, Field Operations Services; N. Beredjick, Deputy Director, UNROB; and Anton Prohaska, Personal Assitant to the Secretary-General.

Serie consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing cables, code cables, telegrams, memoranda, aide-memoires, photographs, reports, summary records of meetings, bulletins, proposals, handwritten notes, press releases, contracts, proposals, reports, news clippings, blueprints, pamphlets, brochures, charts, business cards, invoices, and government publications.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: applications for employment; financial authorizations; repair of ships belonging to the Federal Republic of Germany; blankets; bridges; Chittagong Port; India and Pakistan ceasefire; UN communications network; contributions; finances; food grains; food shipments; health and medical supplies; minibulkers; trucks; transportation; warehouses; individual country files; organizations and specialized agencies providing some service or aid; and UN shipwreck clearance of Chalna Port anchorage and approaches Lower Pusur River.

Correspondents include Albert De Lauro, Acting Chief, Field Operating Services; Pierre Sales, Director, UNROD, Headquarters; Victor Umbricht, Chief of Mission, UNROD, Dacca; George Lasky, Chief, Field Operating Services; Nicky Beredjick, Director, UNROD Operations; Pierre L. Sales, Director, UNROD; Sir Robert Jackson, Under-Secretary-General for Bangladesh Affairs; U. Thant, Secretary-General; Paul-Marc Henry, Assistant Secretary-General in Charge, UNEPRO; Stephen R. Tripp, Senior Advisor, UNEPRO; R.E. Guyer, Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs; Subhas Dhar, Acting Chief of Mission, UNROB, Dacca; William McCaw, Acting Representative of the Secretary-General; and Andre Varchaver, Acting Director, Liason.