- 1948 - 1990 (Creation)
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Administrative history: The Registry Section was established ca. 1954; the system was discontinued in 1979, after the decision to move to a decentralized records management system. Function was the centralization of Secretariat recordkeeping in one large classification system. Predecessor was Central Registry Section. Succeeded by decentralized recordkeeping by departments in consultation with the Archives Section's records management programme.
Series is comprised of those records filed within the overall Registry system which were file classified "Political and security matters". Subheadings within the series are: public interest and opinion (filing numbers PO 000), measures to maintain world peace and security, measures to maintain and strengthen international peace and security (PO 100's), international incidents and disputes (PO 200's), peaceful uses of outer space (PO 300's), peaceful uses of sea-bed beyond national jurisdiction (PO 400's). Arranged in filing number order (with a set of PO 100's also at the end).
Note: The security levels of records within this series have not been established. Staff will be screening records before researchers are granted access.