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S-0723 · Series · 1929 - 1960
Part of United Nations Department of Political Affairs (1992-present)

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, incoming and outgoing cables, annual reports, handwritten documents, monthly reports, annual reports, minutes of meetings, summary records, verbatim records, constitutions, statements, declarations, resolutions, regulations, drafts, decrees, judgements, verdicts, ordinances, contracts, recommendations, motions, press clippings, bulletins, summaries, information circulars, bibliographies, corrigenda, translations, notes, aides memoires, requests, questionnaires, surveys, speeches, tables, lists, programmes, itineraries, election forms, ballots, maps, photographs, posters, drawings, statistics, rules of procedure, invitations, routing slips, booklets, and business cards. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: administration; personnel; trusteeship agreement for the territory; technical assistance; Somalian civil and non-civil personnel; budgets; travel; protocol; British administration of Somaliland; foreign investment policy; aid to Somaliland after independence; liasons with Somali government; protocal situation; political developments; political parties; elections; self-government; transfer of powers; National Army of Somalia; anti-colonialism; tribal situations; Territorial Council of Somalia; legislative assembly; social issues; five year education plan; Somali students in Italy; economics; commerce and industry; natural resources; agriculture; animal husbandry; land rights regulation; population census; incidents; investigations; and military justice.

Correspondents include Dag Hammerskjold, UN Secretary-General; A.J. Lucas, Principal Secretary, UNACS; J.J. Cebe-Habersky, Principal Secretary, UNACS; Egon Ranshofen-Wertheimer, Principal Secretary, UNACS; Jean de la Roche, Principal Secretary, UNACS; Ralph J. Bunche, Principal Director, Department of Trusteeship and Information for Non-Self Governing Territories; C.K. Robinson, Officer-in-Charge, UNACS; Victorio D. Carpio, Chairman, UNACS; Adrian G. David, Legal and Political Affairs Officer; Abdullah Issa, Prime Minister, Somalia; and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Chairman, Human Rights Commission.

Related Series: S-0003 Records relating to UNACS in AG-011 United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General fonds 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

Records (UNIO)
S-0537 · Series · 1930 - 2011
Part of United Nations Information Organisation (UNIO) (1940-1945)

Series includes the following sub-series: (a) New York Office Organization and Administration; (b) New York Office Accounting; (c) Reference and Information Service - UNIO and other agencies; (c) Reference and Information Service - British Ministry of Information; (d) Reference and Information Service - Postwar Reconstruction and Planning; (e) Reference and Information Service - Newspaper Reprints and Clippings; (f) UN Conference on International Organization in San Francisco, 1945; (g) Radio Broadcasts; (h) Music Sheets and Manuscripts; (i) Photographs.

S-1848 · Series · 1930 - 1949
Part of United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC) (1943-1949)

"1. Indictments 2. Transcript of Proceedings 3. Documents 4. Court Exhibits 5. International Prosecution Section Documents 6. Defense Statement and Documents 7. Judgments The original series (S-0601) contain paper records and microfilm originals. As of July 2005 boxes 12, 27, 28, 29 and 30 are not on the shelves, i.e., they have probably been moved, or are missing. Microfilm originals are in boxes 10 and 11 (and according to Karyono Sugiarto, box 12 also contained original microfilm reels). No further description is available for the records in these boxes. The contents of the microfilm (which correspond to originals held in secure off-site storage) are described in a published inventory and a later more complete inventory (which includes corresponding microfilm numbers). The microfilms are in boxes S-1848-0053 and S-1848-0054. Microfilms UNWCC/NDX/4, UNWCC/NDX/5, UNWCC/32 are missing from this set of microfilms. Both FF and LIC Reading Rooms have 2 copies of the detailed finding aid. Access conditions: By application to the Secretary-General. Access decision by the Office of Legal Affairs. Permission is communicated by the Assistant Secretary-General to whom the Archives and Records Management Section reports."

League of Nations - 1927-1946: Hill;

UN. EOSG/OSG - 1946: Hill;
UN. EOSG/OSG/Office of Special Advisors - 1947-1948: Hill;

UN. EOSG/OSG/Deputy Executive Assistant and Coordinator of Specialized Agencies and Economic and Social Matters - 1949: Hill;
UN. EOSG/OSG/Coordinator of Specialized Agencies and Economic and Social Matters - 1950-1954: Hill;

UN. OSG/Deputy Under-Secretary of Department of Economic and Social Affairs - DESA - 1955-1957: Hill;

UN. OSG/Deputy Under-Secretary and Personal Representative of Secretary-General to Specialized Agencies - 1958-1966: Hill;

UN. OSG/Under-Secretary and Personal Representative of Secretary-General to Specialized Agencies - 1967: Hill;

UN. OSG/Assistant-Secretary-General of Inter-Agency Affairs - IAA/DESA - 1968-1969;

UN. OSG/Assistant- Secretary-General/IAA/DESA - 1970: Hill;

UN. EOSG/OSG - 1971:Hill;

UN. Special Fellow/UNITAR - 1972-1976: Hill

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, code cables, committee notices, minutes and agendas, reports, news clippings, press briefings, books, pamphlets, handbooks, United Nations documents, organization charts, speeches and invitations of files created and maintained by Martin W. Hill during his various positions at the United Nations. There are some background documents relating to the League of Nations ranging in date from 1930 to 1946, but the bulk of the material is from 1944 to 1976.

Subject areas include the Department of Economic and Social Affairs consisting of reports of working groups, regional commissions, and conference and administrative questions; draft studies, proposals and recommendations for implementation of the structural and organization of the Secretariat and affiliates, such as UNICEF, UNESCO and UNITAR; technical assistance; correspondence with non-government organizations; repatriation; tourism and travel; budget; natural disasters; political, economical and social matters; peaceful uses of atomic energy;and Economic Commission for Europe. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjöld, U Thant, and Kurt Waldheim; Controller Bruce Turner; Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General Andrew Cordier; Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan; Under-Secretary of DESA Philippe de Seynes; W.R. Malinowski, Chief Regional Commission Section/ECA; and Dr. H.L. Keenleyside, Director-General/ Technical Assistance Administration. Accession number: 1992/003, boxes 1-54 - boxes 14 through 18, numbered files #187-242 are missing.

Human Rights Division
S-0918 · Series · 1932 - 1962
Part of Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) (1955-present)

The Human Rights Division of the Department of Social Affairs consisted of an office of the Director, five Sections, and a secretariat. The five Sections were concerned with: (I) the work of the Commission on Human Rights; (II) freedom of information, forced labour, freedom of association, and the plight of survivors of concentration camps; (III) the work of the Commission on the Status of Women; (IV) prevention of discrimination, protection of minorities, abolition of slavery, and problems of statelessness; and (V) the work of the Ad Hoc Commission on Prisoners of War. The Human Rights Division gathered material relevant to these subjects and issues, undertook research, and supported the work of associated Commissions. Records of the Human Rights Division originate from Sections I, II, III, and V and span from 1932 to 1960. There are no records for Section IV.

Records for Section I pertain to the International Bill of Rights Project of the American Law Institute and the “Universal Declarations of Human Rights,” a group of unpublished studies by Dr. Luis Recasens-Siches.

Section II records relate to the Ad Hoc Committee on Forced Labour. They include memoranda between members of the Committee and the Division about hearings held by the Committee from 1951 to 1953. The files also contain reports and testimony about the existence of forced labour camps from non-profit organizations and individuals such as the American human rights activist Stetson Kennedy. The reports and testimony were submitted to the Committee by the United States Mission, the Chinese Delegation, and the International Commission Against Concentration Camp Practices.

Records from Section III detail the Section’s work for the Commission on the Status of Women. The records include: reports, working papers, and meeting agenda generated by the Commission; International Labour Organization (ILO) reports on the post-World War II employment of women; and correspondence between Section staff and representatives of Member States, the ILO, and NGOs. The correspondence largely pertains to the General Assembly resolution of 11 December 1946 [A/RES/56(I)] on the political rights of women, the inclusion of gender in the non-discrimination clause of an ILO draft convention, and a questionnaire sent to Member States on the legal status and treatment of women within the respective states.

There are also chronological files, which include: weekly reports prepared by the Chief of the Section and sent to the Director of the Division; Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) resolutions; and correspondence between the Chief of the Section, the Director of the Division, and other Division staff. The correspondence relates to: radio broadcasts produced by the Section featuring remarks by notable women such as Eleanor Roosevelt; a married woman’s right to a nationality; aid for survivors of Holocaust “experiments”; the right to equal pay for equal work; prostitution; and other subjects.

Section V records consist of bound and unbound lists of prisoners of war which were submitted by Member States to the Ad Hoc Commission on Prisoners of War. The lists identify foreign prisoners detained within the borders of Member States, as well as nationals detained in other countries. Some of the lists group the names into categories such as war criminals, deceased, escaped, and repatriated. The lists often contain personal information, for example, cause of death, next of kin, birth date, and army rank. Some of the lists include accompanying documentation, such as: officially certified declarations of absence for German prisoners; postcards sent by German prisoners later declared missing; petitions from an organization of relatives of Japanese prisoners; letters to family members from Japanese detainees in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR); maps depicting locations of Japanese repatriates in China; and photographs, testimony, and correspondence relating to Italian soldiers held in the USSR.

S-0918 also includes records of Ezekiel Gordon, a senior officer in the Human Rights Division of the Department of Social Affairs (DSA) and the Division of Human Rights of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) from 1947 to 1962. Prior to joining the United Nations, Gordon served in the French Army in World War I and was a member of the Palestine bar. The bulk of Gordon’s records date from 1945 to 1949 and include reports on the protection of minorities, statelessness, and human rights. The records also contain Gordon’s subject files, which include reports on genocide and Gordon’s research material on the topic of slavery.

S-0544 · Series · 1933 - 1954
Part of Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) (1955-present)

Series is comprised of the filing system numbered files of the Assistant Secretary-General relating to Culture-Education-Science matters, to the Economic and Social Council, to matters of development in health, to human rights and the Human Rights Commission, to narcotics (and the work of the Division of Narcotic Drugs), to non-governmental organizations, to the work of the Population Division, to refugee issues, to the work of the Temporary Social Commission (including the protection of youth), and includes studies on related matters. The predominant dates are 1946-1947 (with records dated in the 1930s related to health work within the League of Nations). Arranged in classification system order.

Related records: This series is followed by S-0917.

S-0655 · Series · 1934 - 1956
Part of United Nations Commissioner in Libya (1949-1952)

Series consists of correspondence, handwritten correspondence and notes, incoming and outgoing cables and telegrams, memoranda, records of conversations, minutes of meetings, resolutions, agreements, supplementary agreements, commentaries, reports, outlines of reports, progress reports, status reports, observation reports, interim and summary reports, extracts of reports, report reviews, draft appraisals, statements, questionnaires and answers, amendments and draft amendments, press releases and communiques, periodical publications, pamphlets, maps, draft plans, office circulars, speeches, records of proceedings, scripts, working papers, draft preparatory remarks, transcripts of interviews and radio broadcasts, daily reports, radio programming schedules, weekly information bulletins, diagrams, rules of procedure, draft rules of procedure, extracts of newspaper articles, training syllabi, draft constitutions, and photographs.

Subjects include but are not limited to the following: technical assistance to Libya; Supplementary Agreement No. 1; working parties on the agreement; the Goodrich Mission Report; the Lindbergh Report; natural resources; agriculture; animal husbandry; arid zone research; public utilities and services; health; war damages; the Rockefeller Foundation; reconstruction; banking and industry; local administrative training program; economic independence of Libya; UNESCO; WHO; IMF; educational scholarships and fellowships; civil service; UNTAB; committees and sub-committees; Truman Fourth Point Aid Scheme; SECCO; U.N. General Assembly; proclamation - Amir as King of Libya; documentary films; press issues; Libyan National Assembly; Libya Constitutional Committee and Working Group; Libyan Constituent Assembly; electoral law; commerce, tariffs, and trade between Libya and Italy; the Arab League; Anglo-Italian Property Agreement; legal issues; and social events.

Correspondents include His Excellency al-Bey Ahmed Seyf an Nasr, Chief of Territory of Fezzan; M.R. Chambard, Consul General of France, Tripoli d'Afrique; Dr. P. Cremona, Chief of Staff, U.N. Commission in Libya; Thomas Power, Jr., Principal Secretary, U.N. Mission in Libya; A.D.K. Owen, Assistant Superintendent General in Charge of Economic Affairs; J. Lindberg, Chief of Technical Assistance, U.N. Mission in Libya; Dr. K. Lindsay, Public Health Advisor; Benjamin Higgins, Chief Economist, U.N. Mission in Libya; Mahmoud Al Muntasser, Prime Minister of Libya; Dr. Joseph H. Willets, Rockefeller Foundation; M. T. Gibling, Irrigation Expert, U.N. Technical Assistance, Mission to Libya; Abdel Aziz Ahmed, Power Expert, U.N. Technical Assistance, Mission to Libya; Mansour Kandora, Acting Prime Minister, Tripolitanian Government; S. Mirza, Head, UNESCO Technical Assistance; and Sir Aly Shousha Pashar, M.D., Regional Director, Eastern Medical Regional Director, WHO.