Fonds United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964) - AG-008

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United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964)


  • 1948 - 1973 (Creation)

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Size/Number of Items/Parts: 499.5 linear ft. of textual records, 1099 boxes, No. of Boxes: 1099

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UN Operation in the Congo

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In Africa, the United Nations was assisting the former Italian colonies of Libya, Eritrea and Somaliland to achieve independence. Through the Trusteeship System and the Charter provisions relating to other Non-Self-Governing Territories, the United Nations
offered the Administering Powers and the peoples under their jurisdiction the best opportunity for peaceful progress towards co-operation for mutual welfare.

By resolution 289 A (IV), adopted at the fourth session on 17 November 1950, the Genera

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Fonds consists of records of the United Nations Operation in Congo relating to its mandate, missions and operations. Records include correspondence, reports, cables, Registry and non-Registry files on various matters. Fonds is comprised of the following four sub-fonds:

– Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General in the Congo, Office of the Officer-in-Charge and Office of the Chef of Civilian Operations (AG-008-001)
– Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (AG-008-002)
– Branch Offices of the ONUC (AG-008-003)
– Office of the Force Commander (AG-008-004)

Related records: For additional records relating to ONUC see the Secretaries-General Hammarskjold (AG-001) and U Thant (AG-005) fonds.

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