Series S-0219 - United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Subject Files

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United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Subject Files


  • 1953 - 1971 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 17

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

Series consists of correspondence, reports, photographs, incoming and outgoing clear and code cables, press releases, etc. The series includes legal and administrative files, files of individuals such as the correspondence of Officers-in-Charge Max Dorsinville and B. F. Osorio-Tafall, Ambassador of Tunisia Taieb Sahbani, and press conference transcripts of Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, information on mercenaries, financial information, staff lists, records of the Office of Public Information, general reports regarding the critical situation in Stanleyville, and photographs of United Nations personnel and army and police officials engaged in military exercises or with tribesmen and President Kasavubu.

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

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