Series S-0263 - Secretariat

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  • 1953 - 1979 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 10

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UN. Under-Secretary General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche; 1971-1979: Guyer)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing clear and code cables, articles, newsclippings, photographs, correspondence, and press releases regarding the Secretariat. Included are records relating to its organization and staff, Secretary-General's annual reports, information on the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), records regarding the memorial service of Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, and newspaper clippings on the death of Secretary-General U Thant. Also included are records pertaining to the trips or diplomatic visits taken by the Secretary-General to places such as Geneva, Costa Rica, Switzerland, and Addis Ababa; press releases and cables on the ceremonies in San Francisco marking the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter; and the First International Conference on Human Rights in Teheran, April 1968. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Chef de Cabinet C. V. Narasimhan, Under-Secretary-in-Charge of Congo Civilian Affairs Ralph Bunche, Resident Representative, Director of Special Fund Programmes Gustavo Duran and President Richard Nixon. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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DAG 1/2.2.7 (b.1-11), A/706, 75/7

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