Fonds United Nations India-Pakistan Observation Mission (UNIPOM) (1965-1966) - AG-052

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AG-052

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United Nations India-Pakistan Observation Mission (UNIPOM) (1965-1966)

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  • 1964 - 1966 (Creation)

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United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan

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The United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan's (UNCIP) task was to investigate and mediate the India/Pakistan dispute over the future of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It existed from June, 1948, until March, 1950. The United Nations Representative for India and Pakistan was Sir Owen Dixon. His task was to assume the responsibilities of UNCIP, to prepare for the Plebiscite Administrator for Jammu and Kashmir, and to assist in preparation for and supervision of demilitarization.

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Records consist primarily of correspondence and cables, 1965-1966, between Chief Officer Bruce F. Macdonald, United Nations Headquarters in New York, the United Nations Liaison Office in New Delhi, the Indian and Pakistani delegations, the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), the Indian and Pakistani armies, and others concerning military and political matters in the area.

Of note are Macdonald's letters reporting on the situation to Ralph J. Bunche, Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs at United Nations Headquarters. Also included are reports, 1965-1966, including daily incident and weekly situation reports, summaries and statistics of complaints and investigations, and the Secretary-General's reports on the cease-fire and troop withdrawals.

Correspondence, memoranda, accounts, reports, contracts, and agreements concerning personnel matters, accommodations, procurement of equipment and supplies, and other matters relating to the logistics of running UNIPOM are included.

Fonds consists of the following Series:
S-0696 Subject Files
S-0695 Cables and Correspondence

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DAG-13/2.3.2

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