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S-0333 · Series · 1945 - 1979
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

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

Series consists of materials documenting the efforts of the Chief Coordinator of the United Nations Peace-Keeping Missions in the Middle East (UNCC), Lt. Gen. Ensio Siilasvuo, including clear cables from New York to Jerusalem, numbered and unnumbered code cables (incoming and outgoing); clearances for visits; staff lists and personnel information (such as resignations); minutes of meetings held by the Chief Coordinator; and correspondence. Subjects include the status of Israel, Lebanon and Egypt; UNEF II; and summaries and commentaries on articles printed in the Jerusalem press and other Middle East newspapers. Correspondents include UNEF Force Commander Maj. Gen. Bengt Liljestrand; and UNDOF Force Commander Hannes Philipp.

Accession number: 87/005, boxes 26-27; 85/183, box 22

Actual series size: 2 boxes

Novak/Chore

S-0222 · Series · 1945 - 1964
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

UN. Executive Assistant to the SG (1948-1961)
UN. Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972)

Series consists of correspondence, notes, periodicals, and invitations to special functions relating to missions to Africa, Asia and the Far East including the missions of UN Representative Frank Graham and Ambassador Gunnar Jarring to India and Pakistan. Other subjects include Indonesian nationalism, Gambia, and UN relations with South Africa. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Special Officer J.F. Engers, Ambassador Gunnar Jarring, and UN Representative Frank Graham.

Accession numbers unknown

S-1053 · Series · 1945 - 1949
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series contains records pertaining to the Preparatory Commission of the United Nations, which was established on 26 June 1945 and phased out by the General Assembly decision of 11 January 1946 that the Executive Secretary of the commission would act as the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The commission was established to make provisional arrangements for the first sessions of the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and the Trusteeship Council; to establish the Secretariat; to convene the International Court of Justice. The series consists of records collected by Brian Urquhart which pertain to the commission and some records created during the course of the commission's activities. The series also contains records pertaining to Gladwyn Jebb, who served as Executive Secretary of the Commission. Records consist of correspondence, reports, minutes and cables.

Subject Files - Political
S-0357 · Series · 1946 - 1982
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; 1959-1961: Narasimhan; 1962-1963: Loufti; 1963-1964: Protitch; 1965-1970: Rolz-Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1981-1988: Cordovez)

Series consists of materials documenting the progress of the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), and various missions in Africa. Items include incoming and outgoing numbered and unnumbered code cables, press cables, press releases, progress reports, UN documents, operation logs, situation reports, country files, correspondence, information on conferences, legal documents, affidavits and drafts of political advisor to Special Political Affairs G. L. Sherry. Subjects include the Adoula government; North and South Katanga; the Congo Operation; Dr. Moise Tshombe; President of the Congo Republic Kasa-Vubu; the Plan of National Conciliation (1962); the Congo Conciliation Commission; mercenaries; the Mediterranean Dead Sea Canal; African states; the visit of Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold to South Africa (1961); and the Council on Foreign relations. Correspondents include Secretary-General D. Hammarskjold; Director H. Wieschoff; UNFICYP Acting Commander Brig. A. J. Wilson; Special Representative of the Secretary-General B. F. Osorio-Tafall; and Officers in charge of the Congo Operation Dr. S. Linner and R. K. A. Gardiner.
Series contains photographs of the Katanga railway station, and the Lady Selbourne, Pretoria, and Nicosia refugee camps.

Accession number: 1985/063
Actual series size: 23 boxes
Novak

S-0206 · Series · 1946 - 1976
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

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

Series consists of plans, reports, minutes, and memos. Subjects include the UN General Assembly, budget & finance, receptions for visiting dignitaries, and staff matters. Also included are humanitarian issues such as the situation of Jewish communities in the Soviet Union and Arab countries and prisoners of war, mostly in the Middle East. Correspondents include Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretaries-General for Special Political Affairs Ralph J. Bunche, Brian Urquhart, and the International Red Cross.

Actual series size: 1.5 feet.

S-0019 · Series · 1947 - 1954
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

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.

S-1080 · Series · 1947 - 1974
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

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.

Peacekeeping
S-1065 · Series · 1947 - 1995
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series consists of records relating to United Nations peacekeeping operations, stand-by forces and military observers. Includes a number of files dating from 1947 to 1971 that pertain to the establishment of United Nations peacekeeping missions. Miscellaneous files pertaining to peacekeeping include correspondence, reports, official government statements, some photographs and documents regarding proposals for a permanent United Nations peacekeeping force. Also included in the series are files that pertain to the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations, the United Nations Observation Group in Lebanon (UNOGIL) and the United Nations Yemen Observer Mission (UNYOM). Some records of James Jonah and Lt. General Prem Chand are also included, as well as files containing published material related to peacekeeping by Brigadier F. R. Henn and Colonel L. M. K. Skern.

S-1066 · Series · 1947 - 1998
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series is comprised of documents related to United Nations diplomacy and peacekeeping missions in the Middle East, particularly Israel, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Cyprus, Jordan, Syria, Palestine and the West Bank. Historical and subject files contain correspondence, reports, statements, cables and press clippings related to the Egypt/Israel disengagement agreements, the Israel/Syria Disengagement Agreement (1974), Camp David agreements, the Cairo Conference (1978), and the Secretary-General's and Brian Urquhart's trips to the Middle East. Files regarding the hijacking of aircraft, assassination attempts and terrorism are included, as well as files pertaining to the Wadi al Ayn incident in south Lebanon (1980) and other incidents. Series also includes subject files, clear cables and code cables of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), the United Nations Emergency Force (I and II), the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), and the United Nations Middle East Mission (UNMEM). The series also includes subject files concerning Sadruddin Aga Khan's mission in Lebanon; correspondence and statements of the Palestine Liberation Organization; ground plans, maps, photographs and documents concerning the assault on Government House in Jerusalem in 1967; and records pertaining to the mission in Jerusalem of Ernest A. Thalmann, Personal Representative of the Secretary-General.

S-0159 · Series · 1947 - 1960
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series documents the activities of the Jerusalem Municipal Commissioner, the United Nations Truce Commission, the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP), and the United Nations Palestine Commission (UNPAC), as well as trips made by Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold and others. Records include reports, working papers, correspondence, code and clear cables, and itineraries. Arranged alphabetically by subject.