Series S-1053 - Preparatory Commission of the United Nations

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S-1053

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Preparatory Commission of the United Nations

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  • 1945 - 1949 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 3

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Series contains records pertaining to the Preparatory Commission of the United Nations, which was established on 26 June 1945 and phased out by the General Assembly decision of 11 January 1946 that the Executive Secretary of the commission would act as the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The commission was established to make provisional arrangements for the first sessions of the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and the Trusteeship Council; to establish the Secretariat; to convene the International Court of Justice. The series consists of records collected by Brian Urquhart which pertain to the commission and some records created during the course of the commission's activities. The series also contains records pertaining to Gladwyn Jebb, who served as Executive Secretary of the Commission. Records consist of correspondence, reports, minutes and cables.

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DAG-1/2.3

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