Series S-0209 - United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Records on Foreign Countries

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S-0209

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United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Records on Foreign Countries

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  • 1960 - 1967 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 19

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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 correspondence, press releases, and incoming and outgoing clear cables regarding the cooperation of various foreign governments with the United Nations efforts in the Congo. This support involved both military and civilian operations and included both the reinforcement of United Nations troops and airlifts of relief supplies. The files also contain information on investigations into missing aircraft (Italy); the need for English and French speaking officers (Ireland); information regarding the Nigeria/Mali airlift; issues surrounding the transfer of military forces to civilian status (Pakistan); the Congo's embargo on exports from South Katanga (Portugal); expulsion of Sudanese refugees from the Stanleyville area; and expulsion of the Soviet embassy staff (U.S.S.R.). This series also includes files on the cities of Gaza and Jerusalem. Correspondents include Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Executive Assistant Andrew Cordier, and General Sean Maceoin.

Accession Numbers: 75/7, 72/88

Actual series size: 9.25 feet

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Alphabetical by Country Name

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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 79-90; 105-115

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