G.I General, 1946-1976 (Sub-Fonds)

Archive plan context

 

Information on identification

Ref. code:G.I
Ref. code AP:G.I
Title:General
Creation date(s):1946 - 1976
Creation date(s), scattered dates:1980
Level:Sub-Fonds
 

Information on extent

Archival Material Types:Paper File(s) / Document(s)
Extent:1109 files
 

Information on context

Name of the creator / provenance:All files were created by the central Registry of the United Nations Office in Geneva
Administration history:The main functions of the Director were:
- to ensure the most effective use of the facilities of the UNOG;
- to exercise administrative authority over all members of the United Nations staff attached to UNOG;
- to represent the Secretary-General with the Swiss Federal Government and the local authorities at Geneva;
- to carry out such duties as may be specifically delegated to him from Headquarters.
(Secretary General's Bulletin SGB/82 dated 1 July 1948)


The Director of UNOG reported directly to the Assistant Secretary-General in charge of Conference and General Services.
The Assistant Secretary-General in charge of Conference and General Services represented UNOG as a whole at Headquarters.
All communications to UNOG were channelled through Assistant Secretary-General in charge of Conference and General Services.
All correspondence from UNOG to Headquarters were forwarded to the Assistant Secretary-General in charge of Conference and General Services which was responsible for proper routing of these communications at Headquarters.
The Overseas Offices Division assisted the Assistant Secretary-General in charge of Conference and General Services in carrying out these tasks.
(Secretary General's Bulletin SGB/82 dated 1 July 1948)

But this situation presented problems concerning the authority of the Director vis-The main functions of the Director were:
- to ensure the most effective use of the facilities of the UNOG;
- to exercise administrative authority over all members of the United Nations staff attached to UNOG;
- to represent the Secretary-General with the Swiss Federal Government and the local authorities at Geneva;
- to carry out such duties as may be specifically delegated to him from Headquarters.
(Secretary General's Bulletin SGB/82 dated 1 July 1948)


The Director of UNOG reported directly to the Assistant Secretary-General in charge of Conference and General Services.
The Assistant Secretary-General in charge of Conference and General Services represented UNOG as a whole at Headquarters.
All communications to UNOG were channelled through Assistant Secretary-General in charge of Conference and General Services.
All correspondence from UNOG to Headquarters were forwarded to the Assistant Secretary-General in charge of Conference and General Services which was responsible for proper routing of these communications at Headquarters.
The Overseas Offices Division assisted the Assistant Secretary-General in charge of Conference and General Services in carrying out these tasks.
(Secretary General's Bulletin SGB/82 dated 1 July 1948)

But this situation presented problems concerning the authority of the Director vis-à-vis both the units located in Geneva and the various departments at Headquarters.
In 1955, the report of the Survey Group addressed to the Secretary-General suggested that it would accord "to the Director a large measure of authority in respect of the substantive activities of the Office, and possibly provide also, in the field of administration, for a post of Deputy Under-Secretary" (Doc. A/3049, p. 3).

In 1959, the Director is called " Director of the European Office of the United Nations, Representing the Secretary-General " (Yearbook 1959, IC/Geneva/744 29 January 1960) before being denominated in 1960 "Under-Secretary, Director of the European Office of the United Nations" (IC/Geneva 789 27 December 1960).
As of 1 March 1960, the Director was named " Under-Secretary " (ST/SGB/123 1 March 1960).
From 1 January 1966, the position of UNOG Director was changed to Director-General of UNOG. The Deputy Director was changed to Assistant Director-General.(IC/ Geneva/1133)

UNOG Directors and Directors-General (1946-1973)

- 05-1946/09-1952: Wlodzimierz (Wladimir) Moderow (Poland), Director of the European Office of the United Nations, representing the Secretary-General (IC/Geneva/49 dated April 15th 1947) then European Office Director, European Office of the United Nations (Press Release No. 693 dated 2 February 1948)

- 04-1952/12-1957: Adriannus Pelt (Netherlands)

- 05-01-1958/30-6-1968: Pier P. Spinelli (Italy)

- 27-06-1968/24-01-1978: Vittorio Winspeare-Guicciardi (Italy)

 

Information on content and structure

Contains also:General and miscellaneous; administrative circulars and forms; missions; transfer of assets and functions and staff of the League of Nations to the United Nations; Geneva Office; conferences; educational, scientific and cultural questions; relations with national governments; correspondence with individuals and associations; International Labour Organization; Balkan Commission of Investigation; Co-ordination Committee of the United Nations; Commission on Human Rights; General Assembly; death of public men; International Committee of the Red Cross; Security Council; specialized agencies and international organizations; Kashmir Commission/India-Pakistan Commission; Committee on Berlin Currency and Trade; Palestine; declaration of death; International Civil Service Advisory Board (ICSAB); calamities; Korea; World Meteorological Organization; International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Special United Nations Fund for Economic Development (SUNFED); situation in Hungary; situation in Suez and Near East; Economic Commission for Africa; International Telecommunication Union (ITU); Universal Postal Union (UPU); Consultative Committee on Administrative Questions (CCAQ); relation with Swiss Authorities; United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); United Nations Training and Research Institute (UNITAR); Cyprus; United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); Inter-Organization Board for Information Systems and Related Activities (IOB); International Maritime Consultative Organization (UN-IMCO); United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse Control (UNFDC).
System of arrangement:by subject in chronological order
 

Conditions of access and use

Language:English
French
 

Usage

End of term of protection:12/31/1996
Permission required:None
Physical Usability:Without limits
Accessibility:Public
 

URL for this unit of description

URL:http://biblio-archive.unog.ch/detail.aspx?ID=1601
 
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