Series S-0169 - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)

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United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)


  • 1949 - 1976 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 11

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UN. Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1956-1992)

Series contains correspondence, reports, and incoming and outgoing code cables. Subjects include relief efforts, education programs, UNRWA staff files, reports to the General Assembly, humanitarian aid and refugee camps. Correspondents include General Michelson, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Ralph J. Bunche, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General Andrew Cordier, Leo Malania, and international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Red Cross, the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO). Other subjects include general human rights in the Middle East. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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      DAG-1/2.5 (b.1-12)

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