Scope and content
UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1960-1962: MacFarquhar; 1963-1964: Duran)
Series consists primarily of progress and monthly reports, mission reports, and reports created by various experts. These files originated from the offices of Special Assistant for Congo Civilian Operations Gustavo Duran and Special Advisor for Civilian Affairs in the Congo Sir Alexander MacFarquhar. Records include reports on the role of UNESCO, assistance to provinces, problems of unemployed youth in Leopoldville, and progress reports on agriculture, communications, education, finance, foreign trade, health, labor, magistrature, military, natural resources, and public administration. Also included are mission reports on the investigation into the effects of the overflow of Lake Tanganyika in the City of Albertville and regarding the damage and repair of bridges in Katanga. Reports by experts include investigations of fiscal offices and the treasury, studies of water transportation, summary of the refugee situation in the Congo, the housing situation, developments of the Central Bank, and information on the labor market. This series also includes reports of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Resolution 1746 (XVI) 1962.