Fonds AG-034 - United Nations Emergency Force I (UNEF I) (1956-1967)

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AG-034

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United Nations Emergency Force I (UNEF I) (1956-1967)

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  • 1952 - 1967 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 154

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"The first United Nations peacekeeping force � was established by the first emergency special session of the General Assembly which was held from 1 to 10 November 1956. The mandate of the Force was to secure and supervise the cessation of hostilities, including the withdrawal of the armed forces of France, Israel and the United Kingdom from Egyptian territory and, after the withdrawal, to serve as a buffer between the Egyptian and Israeli forces and to provide impartial supervision of the ceasefire. UNEF was withdrawn in May-June 1967, at Egypt's request. Participating Countries: Brazil (1957-67), Canada (1956-67), Colombia (1956-58), Denmark (1956-67), Finland (1956-57), India (1956-67), Indonesia (1957), Norway (1956-67), Sweden (1956-67), Yugoslavia (1956-67), UNTSO Military Observers (1956-67). For background on UNEF I see "Background Paper on the Operations of the United Nations Emergency Force," put out by UNEF Public Information Office, Gaza, in June 1960 and included in this fonds as record S-0530-00001."

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"Included are correspondence, press releases, clippings, cables, reports, budgets, memoranda, and minutes from the files of the Chief Administrative Officer, and the Force Commander, Major General E.L.M. Burns, both 1956-1967. These concern political activity, security, and military matters; protocol; incidents; disputes; minefields; movement of troops; air space and other violations; exchange of prisoners; conferences and meetings between UNEF and Egypt and UNEF and the Israel Defence Forces; the organization of units; and other matters relating to UNEF's work as a peace-keeping force. Also included among these are records relating to the administration of UNEF, particularly such personnel issues as absentees and deserters, salaries, leave, and letters of condolence; also expenses, legal matters, security of premises and property, and other logistical matters. Fonds consists of the following Series: S-1778 Office of the Force Commander - Liaison Office Tel Aviv - Non-Registry Files S-1777 Office of the Force Commander - Logistics - Registry Files S-1776 Office of the Force Commander - Military Personnel - Registry Files S-1775 Office of the Force Commander Operations - Non-Registry Files S-1774 Office of the Force Commander and Chief of Staff - Non-Registry Files S-1773 Office of the Chief Administrative Officer - Non-Registry Files S-0530 Office of the Chief Administrative Officer - Registry Files"

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      "This fonds was re-processed in 2016 - including appraisal, rehousing, and declassification. All the records were originally under UN Archives Departmental Archival Group (fonds), DAG-13/3.11, which was processed into series S-0530 in 2000. The reprocessing work in 2016 involved arranging records into the other series currently in the fonds. "

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      DAG-13/3.11.0 S-0530

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      S-0530

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