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Secretary-General U Thant (1961-1971) Series
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United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC)

Series consists of cables, code cables, reports, telex conversations, drafts, aide-memoires, working papers, notes for meetings, press releases, memoranda, lists, laws, General Assembly documents, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, letters, speeches, Security Council documents, press statements, translations, interview transcriptions, handwritten notes, and corrigenda. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: United Nations Advisory Committee on the Congo; Adoula-Tshombe talks; succession of Katanga; terms of United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC); ANC; Plan of National Reconciliation; appointment of Secretary-General's Personal Representative in Brussels; ONUC withdrawal; Katangese gendarmerie; mercenaries; refugees; personnel issues; Kindu massacre incident; and political situation in Rwanda and Burundi and resulting refugees. Correspondents include Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet; Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; U Thant, Secretary-General; Moise Tshombe, President of Katanga; Sture Linner, Officer-in-Charge; Sture Linner, Secretary-General's Personal Representative in Brussels; Mr. Khiary, Chief of Civilian Operations, ONUC; Cyrille Adoula, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Congo; Robert K. A. Gardiner, Officer in Charge, ONUC; Bibiano F. Osorio-Tafall, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC; Bibiano F. Osorio-Tafall, Chief, Civilian Operations, ONUC; Brigadier I.J. Rikhye, Military Advisor to the Secretary-General; Max H. Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC; and S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer, ONUC. Files are arranged by subject. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 5.2.2.7.1

United Nations Temporary Executive Authority in West New Guinea [West Irian] (UNTEA)

Series consists of code cables, cables, itineraries, newspaper clippings, letters, reports, speeches, translations, minutes of meetings, press releases, biographical notes, bulletins, transcript of press conferences, background papers, transcript of a radio address. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: responsibilities and actions of UNTEA; Netherlands-Indonesian Agreement; cease-fire arrangements; appointment of Jose Rolz-Bennett as Temporary Administrator in West Irian; Rolz-Bennett Reports on cease-fire arrangements, deployment of UN Security Force, repatriation, political and security problems; implementation of Netherlands-Indonesian Agreement; proposal to send UN observers; appointment of Dr. Djalal Abdoh of Iran as Administrator of West Irian; breakdown of UNTEA officials by nationality; situation in the Middle East; election of Secretary-General to replace Dag Hammarskjold. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; C.V. Narasimhan, Chef de Cabinet; Brigadier General I.J. Rikhye, UNTEA; Dr. J.E. Quay, Prime Minister, Netherlands; Djalal Abdoh, Administrator, UNTEA; Mr. Engers. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 5.2.2.8

United Nations Observation Mission (UNYOM)

Series consists of agendas, cables, handwritten notes, letters, reports, speeches, translations, drafts, minutes of meetings, press releases, security council resolutions, biographical notes, incident reports, notes on press conferences. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: Security Council draft resolutions on Yemen, Ghana and Morocco; UN observation assistance to Yemen; intervention of UAR and Saudi Arabia in Yemen's internal affairs; appointment of Pier P. Spinelli as Secretary-General's Special Representative in Yemen; British air attacks on sites in Yemen; UAR attacks on Saudi Arabia; reviews of newspaper articles on situation in Yemen; meetings between U Thant and representatives of the UAR, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the UK; air support for UNYOM; rotation of UNYOM personnel; alleged use of poison gas by UAR; Mutual Defense Pact between UAR and Yemen; UAR-Saudi Arabia Agreement for disengagement; creation of the position of High Commissioner for Human Rights; progress reports of UNYOM commanders. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; Major General Carl Carlsson von Horn, Commander, UNYOM; Colonel Branko Pavlovic, Acting Commander, UNYOM; Mohsin A. Alaini, Permanent Representative from Yemen Arab Republic; Patrick Dean, Permanent Representative from the UK; Ambassador Baroody, Saudi Arabia; Dr. Pharoun, Saudi Arabia; Dr. Fawzi, UAR; B.F. Osorio-Tafall, Resident Representative in the UAR; Abdallah Al Sallal, President, Yemen Arab Republic; N. Fedorenko, Permanent Representative from USSR; Mahmoud Riad, Permanent Representative from UAR; Pier P. Spinelli, Secretary-General's Special Representative in Yem. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 5.2.2.9

Peacekeeping - Other Countries

Series consists of aide-memoires, cables, drafts, handwritten notes, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, reports, letters, and press statements. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: Secretary-General's lectures, meetings, and trips; political situation in Algeria, Laos, Morocco, Tunisia, and Cambodia; Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia; civil war in Nigeria; Chinese Premier Chao En Lai's visit to Africa; withdrawal of United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF); 2nd Afro-Asian Summit; representation of People's Republic of China at the United Nations; German Democratic Republic application for United Nations membership; USSR; and South Africa's relationship with the United Nations. Correspondents include Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet; U Thant, Secretary-General; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; and Alexei E. Nesterenko, Under-Secretary, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs. Files are arranged by subject. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 5.2.2.10

Peacekeeping

Series consists of cables, aide-memoires, letters, handwritten notes, drafts, lists, General Assembly documents, General Assembly draft resolutions, General Assembly resolutions, press releases, Security Council documents, reports, speeches, memoranda, and newspaper clippings. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: financing of peace-keeping operations; strengthening of peace-keeping missions; Special Committee on Peace-Keeping Operations; training of peace-keeping forces; positions of the USSR and France on peace-keeping; lists of conflicts needing peace-keeping forces; and issues of command of peace-keeping forces. Correspondents include Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet; U Thant, Secretary-General; Brian Urquhart, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; Alexei E. Nesterenko, Under-Secretary, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs; General I.J. Rikhye, Military Advisor to the Secretary-General; and M.A. Vellodi, Deputy to the Under-Secretary, Political and Security Council Affairs. Files are arranged by subject. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.

Disarmament

Series consists of cables, aide-memoires, agenda, handwritten notes, rules of procedure, drafts, minutes of meetings, press releases, Security Council resolutions, minutes of conferences, reports, letters, memoranda, newspaper clippings, situation reports, press statements, General Assembly documents, and General Assembly resolutions. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: nuclear weapons; chemical and biological warfare; proposed germ warfare ban; proposed nuclear test ban treaties; nuclear strategies; Strategic Arms Limitations Talks (SALT); Conference of Eighteen-nation Committee on Disarmament; Conference of Non-Nuclear Weapons States; Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons; International Atomic Energy Agency; "Security Without Nuclear Weapons," a paper by Duncan Sandys; economic and social consequences of the arms race and weapons spending; and General Assembly Resolution 1664 (XVI), which suggested that non-nuclear weapons producing states should agree to continue not producing or buying nuclear weapons. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; Alexei E. Nesterenko, Under-Secretary for Political and Security Council Affairs; M.A. Vellodi, Deputy to the Under-Secretary, Political and Security Council Affairs; M.A. Vellodi, Director, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs; L.N. Kutakov, Under-Secretary for Political and Security Council Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; M.E. Chacko, Officer-in-Charge, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs; Omar Loutfe; V.P. Suslov, Under-Secretary, Political and Security Council Affairs; William Epstein, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, European Office of the UN; D. Protitch, Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament; Pier P. Spinelli, Director-General of United Nations Office in Geneva; Phillippe de Seynes, Under-Secretary for Economic and Social Affairs; William Epstein, Director, Disarmament Affairs Division, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs; Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; and Ilkka Pastinen, Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament. Files are arranged by subject in a loose chronological order. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.

Peacekeeping - Political and Security Council Affairs Analysis

Series consists of appendices, memoranda, newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, letters, reports, lists of departmental papers and participants, monthly surveys, daily summary committee proceedings. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: survey of European relations; the "German Question"' Cyprus; NATO and worldwide alignments; disarmament - conferences on, test ban, de-nuclearization of Latin America and Africa, reaction to China's 3rd nuclear explosion, anti-ballistic issue, treaty of non-proliferation, chemical and biological weapons; human rights - Syrian and Soviet Jewry; "East/West relations"; China - conflict with India, seating of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the General Assembly, "cultural revolution," representation on the Security Council, relations with other Asian nations; Africa - apartheid, Senegalese crisis, Congo situation; Middle East - refugee camps, relations between Mid East and North African Arab states, Arab oil as political factor, Israeli incorporation of the Jordanian sector of Jerusalem, recent developments in Iraq; Vietnam - possible role of the UN, Paris talks, US position on the "Vietnam Question," general debate of the General Assembly, observations on President Nixon's speech on Vietnam; Southern Rhodesia - oil embargo, illegal regime; United States - foreign policy, President Nixon's visit to China, Soviet-US relations, President Nixon's commission on the UN; problem of mercenaries; disengagement; "microstate" problem; political aspects of environmental questions; "good offices" policy of the UN. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; Aleksei E. Nesterenko, Under-Secretary for PSCA; E.D. Kiselev, Under-Secretary, PSCA; William Epstein, Chief, Armaments Control and Enforcement Measures Section; V.P. Suslov, Under-Secretary, PSCA; L.N. Kutakov, Under-Secretary, PSCA; Yakov Malik, Permanent Representative from USSR; Professor Hans J. Morgenthau, Chairman, Academic Committee on Soviet Jewry; Charles W. Yost, Permanent Representative, US; Shabtai Rosenne, Permanent Representative, Israel. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 5.2.2.13

Correspondence

Series consists of cables, business cards, aide-memoires, drafts, letters, biographies, invitations, General Assembly documents, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, speeches, Security Council documents, Security Council resolutions, translations, press statements, programs, itineraries, handwritten notes, and interview transcriptions. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: nations applications for admittance to the United Nations; United States involvement in Vietnam; political situation in East Pakistan; Secretary-General's health; Secretary-General's trips; Secretary-General's resignation; Warsaw Pact; nomination and appointment of UN personnel; anniversaries of countrys' independence; disarmament; death and health of heads of state; hijacking of airplanes; space flight; and the 1965 visit of Pope Paul VI to the United Nations. Correspondents include Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; U Thant, Secretary-General; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet; Roberto E. Guyer, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; Prince Norodom Sihamouk of Cambodia; Pierre Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada; Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia; Roger Seydoux, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations; Ahmed Sekou Toure, President, Republic of Guinea; Indira Ghandi, Prime Minister, India; General Agha Muhammed Yahya Khan, President, Pakistan; Leopold Sedar Senghoz, President, Republic of Senegal; Lord Caradon, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations; Arthur J. Goldberg, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations; Lyndon Johnson, President, United States; George Herbert Walker Bush, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations; Paul G. Hoffman, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme; Adlai Stevenson, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations; Richard M. Nixon, President, United States; Pope Paul VI; and Josip Broz Tito, President, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Files are arranged alphabetical by country. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.

Travels, Trips, and Engagements

Series consists of periodicals, aide-memoires, background papers, information circulars, degrees, programs, General Assembly resolutions, invitations, lists, memoranda, press releases, Security Council resolutions, cables, General Assembly documents, letters, maps, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, postcards, reports, speeches, drafts, payment vouchers, menus, code cables, handwritten notes, itineraries, news summaries, photographs, press statements, receipts, and translations. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: preparations for Secretary-General's trips; political situation in the Middle East; United States involvement in Vietnam; conferences; anniversaries of United Nations bodies; cancelled trips; honorary degrees; political situation in the Congo; political situation in Nigeria; disarmament; Administrative Committee on Co-ordination (ACC); protocol for official visits; Nuclear Test Ban Treaty; Pope Paul VI; the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Commemorative General Assembly Session in San Francisco, June 1965; development objectives and strategy; Organization of African Unity (OAU); and the 25th anniversary of the United Nations in June, 1970. Correspondents include Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Deputy Chef de Cabinet; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; U Thant, Secretary-General; David B. Vaughan, Under Secretary-General for General Services; Donald Thomas, Special Assistant to the Secretary-General; Ramses Nassif, Senior Information Officer; Ramses Nassif, Assistant to the Secretary-General; Pier P. Spinelli, Director-General of United Nations Office in Geneva; Martin Hill, Assistant Secretary-General for Inter-Agency Affairs; Norman Ho, Chief, Overseas Briefing Unit, External Relations Division, Office of Public Information; Hernane Tavares de Sa, Under-Secretary for the Office of Public Information; William C. Powell, Deputy Director, Press and Publications Division, Office of Public Information; and Lucien Lemieux, Secretary to the Secretary-General. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961-1971.

Political Matters - Country Files

Series consists of member states case files documenting the correspondence of the Secretary-General with heads-of-state, General Assembly representatives, and others, including correspondence about crises within countries among top echelon staff. Records include correspondence, handwritten notes, code cables, photographs, newspaper clippings, minutes of meetings, and a variety of other types. Arranged alphabetically by country.

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