Series S-0875 - United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC)

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United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC)


  • 1960 - 1965 (Creation)

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Size/Number of Items/Parts: 3.5 linear ft. of textual records, No. of Boxes: 7

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Series consists of cables, code cables, reports, telex conversations, drafts, aide-memoires, working papers, notes for meetings, press releases, memoranda, lists, laws, General Assembly documents, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, letters, speeches, Security Council documents, press statements, translations, interview transcriptions, handwritten notes, and corrigenda. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: United Nations Advisory Committee on the Congo; Adoula-Tshombe talks; succession of Katanga; terms of United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC); ANC; Plan of National Reconciliation; appointment of Secretary-General's Personal Representative in Brussels; ONUC withdrawal; Katangese gendarmerie; mercenaries; refugees; personnel issues; Kindu massacre incident; and political situation in Rwanda and Burundi and resulting refugees. Correspondents include Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet; Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; U Thant, Secretary-General; Moise Tshombe, President of Katanga; Sture Linner, Officer-in-Charge; Sture Linner, Secretary-General's Personal Representative in Brussels; Mr. Khiary, Chief of Civilian Operations, ONUC; Cyrille Adoula, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Congo; Robert K. A. Gardiner, Officer in Charge, ONUC; Bibiano F. Osorio-Tafall, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC; Bibiano F. Osorio-Tafall, Chief, Civilian Operations, ONUC; Brigadier I.J. Rikhye, Military Advisor to the Secretary-General; Max H. Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC; and S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer, ONUC. Files are arranged by subject. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
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Related to: 08-11-F001-2: Digital Scanning - Sample Link to Related Accessions or Archival Record Series - Box & folders that have been identifed as high priotrity.Link to related records -see curent list. Also may attach pdf prints of TRIM reports fat various time.

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