- 1945 - 1981 (Creation)
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Series comprises the documented record of the Secretary-General's involvement in peacekeeping and diplomacy in the region of Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinians, and Syria, including the periods of military conflicts and peacemaking successes, during the SG's tenure, 1972-1981. Represented are the following United Nations missions: UNEF II, UNDOF, and UNIFIL (United Nations Emergency Force, United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, and United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon). Records include correspondence, clear and code cables, the Secretary-General's handwritten notes, interview transcripts, maps, press clippings, photographs, etc. Correspondents include heads-of-states of the region and from outside it. Arranged in the following broad categories: personal files, peacekeeping operations and other missions, country files (first the countries of the region, then other countries), Palestinian matters, the peace conferences and treaties, and a variety of miscellaneous topics (e.g. "incidents").
Variations in title: Previously called "Political matters : Middle East".
Source of title: Title based on function and contents