Series Subject Files - UNTAG - S-0308

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S-0308

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Subject Files - UNTAG

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  • 1978 - 1991 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 21

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UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1970-1978: Guyer; 1974-1985: Urquhart; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar; 1981-1988: Cordovez; 1986-1992: Goulding)
UN. Under-Secretary-General for Department of Peace-keeping Operations (1992-199 : Annan)

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, code cables (incoming and outgoing), meeting minutes, incident reports, maps, United Nations documents, agreements, press releases and daily press briefings regarding the United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) supervision of the implementation of the Namibian independence plan. Includes some original correspondence addressed to the Secretary-General from Permanent Representatives to the United Nations and meeting minutes of the Secretary-General's Working Group on Namibia. Bulk of materials date from 1988 to 1990. Subjects include the Namibian election process including registration of voters and election supervisors;and the withdrawal of troops from Namibia, cease-fire violations, and local political parties, including the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO). Other subjects documented include the South African Defence Forces (SADF); KOEVET; the South West African Police (SWAPOL); the war in Angola; contributing countries; political prisoners; refugees; and administrative and military matters including aircraft, force strength, vehicles, personnel and finances. Correspondents include Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Namibia Martti Ahtisaari and Commander-Designate, Military Component of UNTAG Lt. Gen. Prem Chand.

Accession numbers: 1993/141, boxes 1-15; boxes 2-3 missing -- Accident/Casualty/Incident Reports, 14/3/1989-11/10/1989

Actual series size: 21 boxes

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Related to: 1993/0141: United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) Correspondence (M.I. Goulding's Files, Country Files etc.)

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DAG-1

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