Series S-1085 - Issues

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S-1085

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Issues

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  • 1974 - 1997 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 47

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Series contains records documenting United Nations activities to protect human rights, to maintain international peace and security, to address international terrorism and to address concerns important to women, disabled persons, youth and the aged. Included are files pertaining to human rights abuses in Iraq, Kuwait, Iran, the former Yugoslavia, Guatemala, Cuba, East Timor, Myanmar and Rwanda. Records in the series pertain to trouble spots in the following countries and regions: Ethiopia, Libya, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Cambodia, Africa, Cyprus, Lebanon, South Africa, Western Sahara, Kashmir, East Timor and Afghanistan. A significant number of records pertain to the Iraq invasion of Kuwait in August of 1990, the International Tribunal for War Crimes in the former Yugoslavia and reports issued by the Human Rights Field Operation in Rwanda (HRFOR). Documented in the series are the efforts of the following United Nations missions and forces in trouble spots: United Nations Angola Verification Mission (UNAVEM), Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), United Nations Advance Mission in Cambodia (UNAMIC) and United Nations Transition Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC). Files pertaining to trouble spots include reports of meetings with heads of state, government officials and security forces; reports to the Secretary-General of visits to trouble spots by permanent missions and fact-finding missions; communications between the Secretary-General and special representatives of the Secretary-General; official statements made by parties in conflict; documents regarding resolution of conflict and outlining ideas and next steps; and drafts of agreements between parties in conflict. Files pertaining to trouble spots also contain a significant number of records concerning border and territory disputes and acts of aggression. Included in the series are files which document acts of terrorism such as missing persons and hostages, the Lockerbie air disaster (PANAM 103) and reports on investigations of terrorist organizations. Major conferences and summits documented in the series are the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (1992), World Conference on Human Rights (1993) and World Social Summit (1995).

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Related to: 2001/0190: SG/EOSG - Papers of the Secretary-General: Boutros Boutros-Ghali's official records, 1992 files

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2001/0190, 2002/0207, 2004/0015, 2005/0010, 2007/0015

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