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United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) (1946-present) Series
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James F. Engers working files

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1946-1961
Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs - 1959-1961
UN. Chef de Cabinet - 1961-1973

Series consists of personal working files created by James F. Engers as senior Political Affairs Officer, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs - 1946-1962, Senior Political Affairs Officer on loan to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General - 1960-1962, and Executive Officer of The Executive Office of the Secretary-General - 1963-1967. Series contains chronological files, incoming and outgoing correspondence, notes and working papers for the Department of Political and Security Council Affairs, personal documents, such as drafts of speeches, curriculum vitae, travel arrangements and immigration papers. Also documented are the activities relating to the International Cooperation Year - ICY, such as meetings of the ICY Preparatory Committee, statements by various UN and diplomatic officials, participant information, news clippings and brochures.
Correspondents include Under-Secretary for Economic and Social affairs Philippe de Seynes, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of General Services David Vaughan, Chief of NGO Section Curtis Roosevelt, Director of Personnel Sir Alexander McFarquhar, and Secretaries-General Dag Hammarskjöld and U Thant.

Law of the Sea Conference

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea - UNCLOS, also called the Law of the Sea Convention or the Law of the Sea treaty, is the international agreement that resulted from the third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea - UNCLOS III, which took place from 1973 through 1982.

The Law of the Sea Convention defines the rights and responsibilities of nations in their use of the world's oceans, establishing guidelines for businesses, the environment, and the management of marine natural resources.
The Convention, concluded in 1982, replaced four 1958 treaties. UNCLOS came into force in 1994.

Series contains:

  • Credentials - 11 boxes
  • Letters from Missions and Governments - 6 boxes
  • Register in accordance with rule 40 of the rules of procedure + Ballot paper - 2 boxes

Legal Affairs - subject files

UN. Chef de Cabinet - 1961-1973: Narasimhan
Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs - 1962-1967: Narasimhan

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, telegrams, code cables - numbered and unnumbered and United Nations documents relating to the office of Legal Affairs. Consists of reports from committees, commissions and conferences including the Definition of Aggression, International Law Commission, United Nations War Crimes Commission, Ocean Resources Investigations, and the Niger River Conference; and opinions relating to the Independence Movement of Puerto Rico, diplomatic immunity, incidents of violence to United Nations offices away from headquarters, fisheries jurisdiction, and fundraising activities in support of the United Nations. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the Conference of the 18 Nation Committee of Disarmament D. Protitch, Under-Secretary for Economic and Social Affairs Philippe de Seynes, Legal Counsel C.A. Stavropoulos, Under-Secretaries for Political and Security Council Affairs A.E. Nesterenko and L.N. Kutakov.

Accession numbers: A/538, 67/184, 74/19, 74/74.

See also records series # S-0181.

Legal issues - 300 series - numbered subject files

Series documents matters of international criminal law and jurisdiction, privileges, immunities and legal status involving host country relations, incidents regarding governments, personnel, copyright protection, and taxation. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, United Nations official documents, and newspaper clippings. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Dag Hammarskjold and U Thant, Director of United Nations Office in Geneva P. P. Spinelli, Legal Counsel C. A. Stavropoulous, and Assistant Secretary-General for Inter-Agency Affairs I. Kittani, . Arranged in numbered subject categories.

Library Advisory Committee - correspondence

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1946-1961: Cordier

Series consists of general memoranda and letters relating to the establishment and functions of the Library Advisory Committee, minutes of Committee Meetings 1946-1951. Series also contains documents on the donation of the J. H. Ralston Library Collection to the U.N. Library in 1953, including the transfer agreement and inventory of books.
Correspondents include Director of Library Services Karl Milam and Assistant S-G in Department of Security Council Affairs C. E. Zinchenko.

Accession Numbers are A/359 - Ralston Library Donation and A/122 - Committee Documents

Martin W. Hill - numbered subject files

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.

Missions and Commissions records

Series consists of incoming and outgoing code and clear cables - numbered and unnumbered, correspondence, press releases, reports, newspaper clippings, booklets on the International Red Cross, photographs of an investigation into the death of ICRC - Red Cross workers in the Congo, and maps of the Kashmir and Indus Basins. Files include a report entitled Review and Analysis of Developments in Guinea from 1 July to 3 August 1960, Report of the United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea - 1972, report from the United Nations Temporary Executive Authority - UNTEA on projections regarding education in West Irian - West New Guinea for 1963-64, report on the United Nations Malaysia Mission detailing information on the political structures of the regions of Malaysia - 1963, press release regarding the United States bombing of Hanoi, and papers relating to the proposed draft communique establishing diplomatic relations between Thailand and Cambodia - 1963. Correspondents include United Nations Commissioner in Libya Adrian Pelt, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General Andrew Cordier, Secretary-Generals Dag Hammarskjold and U Thant, Under-Secretary for Inter-Agency Affairs Martin Hill, and Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz-Bennett. Arranged alphabetically by country or mission.

Narcotics - subject files

Series documents the activities of the Division of Narcotics which was transferred to the European Office in 1965. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, clear and code cables (numng to the Division of Narcotics . Subjects pertain to the United Nations fund for drug abuse control, the Thailand project, and administrative matters. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Deputy Chef de Cabinet Jose Rolz-Bennett, Director-General of the European office P. P. Spinelli, Director of Narcotic Drugs D. A. Chapman, President of the Permanent Central Opium Board Sir Harry Greenfield, and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General to the United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse Control W. A Schurmann. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Office of Special Political Questions

Series includes sub-series DAG-1/8.0 and Accession 1981/0009.

In 1977, served as a clearing-house for information on all aspects of the assistance programme to Lesotho, regarding the complaints by Lesotho against South Africa in regards to its economic dependence on South Africa. In 1978, the Office directed two missions to investigate the South African student refugee problem in Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Zambia. - YUN, 1977 The Assistant Secretary-General was Abdulrahim Abby Farah - 1973-1978.

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