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S-0172 · Series · 1974 - 1977
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

UN. Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1956-1992)

Series consists of clear cables and weekly reports. Subjects include administration of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which was created to supervise the 1974 cease-fire agreement between Israel and Syria and staffed by UN Military Observers (UNMO's). Correspondents include Under-Secretaries-General for Special Political Affairs Roberto Guyer and Brian Urquhart, and UNDOF Chiefs of Staff Bengt Lilljestrand and Dewan Prem Chand. Arranged chronologically.

S-0343 · Series · 1974 - 1991
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; 1981-1988: Cordovez; 1986-1992: Goulding)

Series consists of numbered code and clear cables (incoming and outgoing), memoranda, correspondence, agreements, reports and maps regarding the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) mission to supervise the cease-fire between Israel and Syria. Includes military strength and location reports; military staff lists; and incident reports with some photos. Subjects documented include cease-fire violations; land mines; security concerns; inspections of the area of limitation; and contributing countries. Also includes administrative and military matters; visits to the mission area by U.N. personnel and government representatives, finance; and personnel. Correspondents include Force Commanders Maj. Gen. Carl-Gustaf Stahl; and Maj. Gen. Gustaf Welin.

Accession numbers: 93/169, boxes 1-4

Actual series size: 7 boxes

Chore

S-0310 · Series · 1974 - 1980
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; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar)

Series consists of materials documenting the progress of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Middle East. Series includes incoming and outgoing clear cables; strength and location reports; traffic accident returns; board of inquiry reports; visit clearances; information on logistics and operations; and staff lists. Subjects include proposed establishment of CANCON (1979-1980). Correspondents include Force Commander Major-General H. Philip, Major-General L. Koho, and Under-Secretaries-General R. E. Guyer and B. E. Urquhart.

Accession number: 1987/005, boxes 14-18

Actual series size: 8 boxes

Novak

S-0338 · Series · 1974 - 1989
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; 1981-1988: Cordovez; 1986-1992: Goulding)

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, code and clear cables (incoming and outgoing), reports and maps related to the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) supervision of the cease-fire between India and Pakistan in Kashmir and Jammu. Includes monthly operational reports, local news summaries, UNMOGIP newsletters, a manual for military observers, and personnel files of Chief Military Observers. Subjects include cease-fire violations, incidents, and political demonstrations; the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front press relations; military observers; and administrative matters, including personnel and finance. Correspondents include Chief Military Observers Brig. Gen. Stig Waldenstrom, Brig. Gen. Thor A. Johnsen and Brig. Gen. Alf Hammer; and Assistant Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs George L. Sherry.

Accession numbers: 93/127, boxes 1-2

Actual series size: 4 boxes

Chore

S-0171 · Series · 1973 - 1977
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

UN. Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1956-1992)

Series consists of clear cables from the UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) which was staffed by UN Military Observers (UNMO's) and responsible for maintaining peace between Israel and Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan. Subjects include administration, staff changes, requests for instructions, updates on the local situation, incident reports, updates on the 1973 Middle East war, and situation reports. Subjects also include the UNCC. Correspondents include Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretaries-General for Special Political Affairs Roberto Guyer and Brian Urquhart, and UNTSO Chief of Staff Ensio Siilasvuo.

Accession numbers unknown

keyword: MIddle East

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-0362 · Series · 1973 - 1981
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; 1981-1988: Cordovez)

Note: The position of Assistant Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs does not appear in staff lists until 1981, when F. T. Liu is listed as holding that position.
Series consists of materials documenting the work of the UNCC (United Nations Co-Coordinator), UNDOF (United Nations Disengagement Observer Force), and UNTSO (United Nations Truce Supervision Organization). UNCC and UNTSO materials consist of incoming and outgoing numbered code cables; UNDOF materials include incoming and outgoing numbered code cables; military staff lists; casualty and board of inquiry reports; country files (Austria, Canada, Iran, etc.); incident reports and strength and location reports. Subjects include the Christian Armed Forces and Lebanese Christian fellowship; IDF withdrawals from Lebanon; Lebanese border crossings; the crossing of the Alpha line; mine accidents; and the Austrian patrol. Correspondents include Maj.-Gen. L. Koho; UN Emergency Force (UNEF) Force Commander/Chief Co-Coordinator Lt.-Gen. E. Siilasvuo; UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) Chief of Staff B. Liljestrand; and Under-Secretaries General for Special Political Affairs Guyer and Urquhart.
Photographs in this series support casualty files, including the location and condition of the deceased upon discovery. Shepherds shot by the IDF patrol, UNDOF OP 72, and the bodies of Peter Hoermann and Major-Corporal Anton Grasserbauer are among those photographed.
Accession number: 1986/103
Actual series size: 10 boxes
Novak

S-0235 · Series · 1973 - 1974
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

UN. Office for Special Political Affairs (1971-1974: Guyer)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing code and clear cables dealing with relief operations in Bangladesh under UN Relief Operations Bangladesh (UNROB), successor to UN Relief Operations - Dacca (UNROD). Subjects include shipping, financing, administration, and grain supplies. Correspondents include Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretaries-General Roberto Guyer and Brian Urquhart, and UNROB Officials Sir Robert Jackson and Francis Lacoste.

Accession numbers: A/754; 77/207.