Scope and content
Series contains records pertaining to the Secretary-General that are personal in nature or that are related to matters of importance in the Secretary-General's non-professional obligations. Included in the series is correspondence with VIPs, personal friends of the Secretary-General and persons who made his acquaintance on official trips and at official public events. VIP correspondence includes invitations to attend cultural and social events and contains letters in which people express their views of the United Nations and of world situations. VIP correspondence also includes letters exchanged between the Secretary-General and former Secretary-General U Thant. The series also includes cables sent to the Secretary-General notifying him of the deaths of important persons, friends, acquaintances, persons within the United Nations system and persons associated with United Nations-related organizations and groups; official letters of condolence sent by the Secretary-General to relatives and friends of notable persons recently deceased; and press releases concerning the Secretary-General's messages or actions taken in response to the death. Included in the series are files containing congratulatory messages and well wishes, many from the general public, to the Secretary-General upon his election to the post. Records also pertain to Mrs. Leia Maria Boutros-Ghali, to the Secretary-General's residence and to the security of the Secretary-General's personal transportation. Also documented are honors and titles offered to the Secretary-General by universities and other institutions and organizations. Records in the series consist of correspondence, faxes, press releases, invitations, cables, messages, greeting cards and notes.