Fonds AG-064 - United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) (1950-1958)

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United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) (1950-1958)


  • 1941 - 1964 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 351

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The United Nations Korean reconstruction Agency, under the direction of a United Nations Agent-General, was established to administer the relief and rehabilitation programme of the United Nations in Korea. This programme was financed by voluntary contributions from Member and non-member Governments. Specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations have also been asked to contribute facilities, advice and services. The General Assembly "established the United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) under the direction of a United Nations Agent General, who shall be assisted by one or more deputies. The Agent General shall be responsible to the General Assembly for the conduct (in accordance with the polities established by the General Assembly and having regard to such general policy recommendation as the United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea may make) of the programme of relief and rehabilitation in Korea, as that programme may be determined from time to time by the General Assembly.” (A/RES/410).The Agency also worked with the United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea (UNCURK AG-049) and the Advisory Committee. It ceased operating in 1959, and liquidation was completed in 1960.

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Records include registry files, 1950-1960, containing correspondence, memos, reports, and many other types of documents concerning all aspects of the United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency; also project files, 1952-1960, containing correspondence, project agreements, lists of required supplies generated by UNKRA's establishment of projects in the areas of food and agriculture, rural resettlement, transportation, communications, education, health, sanitation and welfare, natural resources, housing, technical assistance, and other projects. Also included are files concerning personnel, finances, and other matters having to do with the administration of UNKRA, 1951-1960, and containing correspondence, legal documents, minutes, accounts, and photographs. Historical files, 1951-1960, were assembled in order to write a history of UNKRA, and contain examples of the types of documents mentioned, as well as drafts of a history of UNKRA. It contains PAG-4/3.0, subseries (3.0) Registry Files; (2) Project Files; (3.1) General Administration Non-Registry Files; (3.2) General Administration Photos; (4) Personnel Office Non-Registry Files; (4.1) Finance Office Non-Registry Files; (4.2) Finance Office Ledgers; (5) Historical Files.

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S-0526 Photographs and Records

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