Series S-0562 - United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine (UNCCP)

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S-0562

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United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine (UNCCP)

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  • 1947 - 1954 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 1055

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Series includes textual and microfilm records. As a result of the UNCCP records modernization project, the Division for Palestinian Rights, DPA, transferred to the Archives in May 2000 428 CDs; 2 CDs of the Geographic Information System, the project's operational system; and the GIS (MicroStation) software which are kept in the Archives Secretariat Building storage.

The United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine's (UNCCP) responsibilities included mediation among parties to the Palestinian dispute - Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria; the rehabilitation and relocation of refugees; and the internationalization of Jerusalem. Conciliation Commission's (UNCCP) Land Identification Project. Its task was to create a record of individual Arab land holdings in Israel which would serve as basis for verifying individual claims of ownership and their valuation for purposes of compensation. Included are an index of land owners names by sub-district, village or town, and owner name; files containing various forms containing information assembled by the project such as location and description of land, names of owners, encumbrances (mortgages, leases, etc.), taxation category, and valuation. Other data is also included about rural and urban land-holdings in the sub-districts of Acre, Beersheba, Beisan, Gaza, Haifa, Hebron, Jaffa, Jein, Nablus, Nazareth, Ramallah, Ramle, Safad, and Tulkarm. Also included are microfilms of Turkish land registers, and registers of titles and deeds, ca. 1869-1948; and miscellaneous tally sheets, working papers, and statistics prepared by the project. Also, some office records of UNCCP, ca. 1948-1960, consisting of correspondence with Israel and Arab governments and others, reports, maps, cables concerning refugees, the "Jerusalem Question", and other political matters. Many come from the office of the Legal Advisor, Axel Serup.

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Related to: 06-02-A/06/6: Access and Declassification - Case Files - UN Conciliation Commission for Palestine (UNCCP) records - Records of the Office of the Principal Secretary, 1936 - 1967

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DAG-13/3.5

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