Series S-0212 - United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Incident Reports

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S-0212

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United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Incident Reports

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  • 1960 - 1966 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 4

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UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General (1946-1961: Cordier) Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing clear cables, correspondence, investigative reports, press releases, maps, and photographs regarding massacres, accidents, arrests, evacuations, and other incidents investigated or recorded by the United Nations. Incidents include aircraft accidents such as a Rhodesian aircraft making a forced landing after being hit by small arms fire in Manono; an ONUC Commission report and other documentation regarding the Kindu Incident when thirteen Italian contingent air crew lost their lives due to an invasion of the Congolese National Army Soldiers in Kindu; and investigations into the death of Mme. Felicienne Dister who was killed at her home in Elisabethville. The series also includes incidents involving the Congolese National Army in Katanga and Elisabethville. Correspondents include Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Legal Counsel C.A. Stavropoulos, Officer-in-Charge B. F. Osorio-Tafall, and Officer-in-Charge Robert Gardiner.

Accession Numbers: 75/7, 72/88

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Related to: 1975/0007: Working and Administrative Files of the OUSGSPA
Related to: 1972/0088: Files of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs

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DAG - 1/2.2.1, boxes 91-94, 100

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