Series Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) - S-1817

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S-1817

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Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG)

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  • 1992 - 1996 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 25

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S-1817 contains records concerning political support provided to the United Nations Peace Forces (UNPF) and the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR).

Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG)
Records concerning the mission’s relations with Croatia include: aide memoire on the Croatian situation; correspondence, talking points, and notes on meetings between the SRSG and Croatian government officials; letters from the Croatian government protesting Serbian military action; correspondence between the SRSG and Croatian government officials regarding ceasefire agreements, the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), the establishment of the United Nations Confidence Restoration Operation (UNCRO), the movement of refugees, freedom of movement, and other topics; and correspondence between the SRSG and leaders of the Center for the Protection of the Human Rights of the Imprisoned and Missing Croatian Citizens and Members of their Families.

Included are correspondence, memoranda and reports documenting the UN’s relations with the Republic of Serbian Krajina (RSK). Records include: analyses of political parties and of the political climate in the region; biographical data about cabinet members of the RSK; position statements made by the government of the RSK; letters from the RSK government protesting Croatian military action; summaries of meetings between UNPROFOR officials and RSK government officials; correspondence between the President of RSK Milan Martic and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG); and correspondence with members of the RSK parliament and government ministers.

Also included are: analyses of relations between UNPROFOR and the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina; correspondence between the SRSG and government officials of Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the President of Bosnia and Herzegivina Alija Izetbegovic; correspondence between the SRSG and Dr. Radovan Karadzic, President of Republika Srpska; career information and commentary about military and political figures in the former Yugoslavia; and memoranda and updates on the situation in the Banja Luka region in the Republika Srpska, and in the Bihac Pocket and Gorazde in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Records documenting relations with the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) include: correspondence and summaries of meetings between the SRSG and the President of the Republic of Serbia Slobodan Miloševic, as well as with Serbian government ministers; and analytical papers on the presence of UNPROFOR in the FRY, and on political developments in the FRY.

Records relating to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) include: correspondence and summaries of meetings between UNPROFOR officials and FYROM military and government officials, including President of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Kiro Gligorov; memoranda about ethnic minorities in FYROM and incursions along the border of Serbia and FYROM; and position papers and recommendations for action for the SRSG.

Records relating to the Contact Group, a negotiating group established in the early 1990s consisting major political powers, include: summaries of meetings between the SRSG and the Contact Group; official communiqués from the Contact Group; and reports about the implications of Contact Group sanctions and the 1994 Contact Group peace plan.

Records pertaining to Belgrade and Sarajevo include: reports and updates sent from Bosnia and Herzegovina Command (BH CMD); summaries of Bosnian-Serb radio news; and memoranda on the re-opening of routes. There are also weekly situation reports from the Belgrade Liaison Office covering topics such as: political developments; Milosevic’s foreign and domestic policies; economic developments; and refugee movements and aid to refugees.

Records documenting the involvement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the conflict include: summaries of meetings between UNPROFOR officials and NATO officials; updates on NATO’s political and military activities and its relations with the UNPF Liaison Office; timetables for military, political and humanitarian intervention events; correspondence between the UN Secretary-General and the Secretary-General of NATO.

Records also include: reports on the state of the mission from the SRSG to the Secretary-General; chronologies of events; Memoranda of Understanding; analytical reports of the Analysis and Assessment Unit (AAU) about a wide variety of political, military, and historical events and topics; correspondence and summaries of meetings between the SRSG and ambassadors and foreign dignitaries; summaries of meetings on UNPF’s organizational structure; summaries, briefs and talking points related to the SRSG’s visits; correspondence and memoranda regarding the designation of Safe Areas by the Security Council; reports about human rights violations; reports from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); reports about refugee movement and maps of population changes; and summaries of press conferences and transcripts of interviews. There are also agreements on a wide variety of topics, including: ceasefires and the cessation of hostilities; the restoration of water supply systems; freedom of movement; and the use of the Sarajevo airport for humanitarian purposes

Civil Affairs, Macedonia
Included are records of the Civil Affairs office located in Skopje, Macedonia. Records consist of correspondence of Civil Affairs Coordination officers covering topics such as: elections, civil disturbances, violations of UN sanctions, incidents at borders and checkpoints, UNPROFOR’s humanitarian work, requests for the mission to help local residents access medical care, and the closing down of the mission. Attachments to correspondence consist of: summaries of meetings with local and national political officials; updates on political developments; background material prepared for mission personnel; analyses of Macedonian news stories; briefing notes prepared for the SRSG and the Secretary General; and memoranda detailing visits to the headquarters of the United Nations Command in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM COMD) by government and United Nations officials.

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  • English, Croatian, Serbian, French, Macedonian, Japanese

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Related to: 1998/0244-0002: Records of the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General
Related to: 2011/0023-0001: UNPF - Civil Affairs, Macedonia

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1998/0244, 2011/0023, 1998/0222

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1998/0244

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