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  • September 30, 1949

    Letter, from Syngman Rhee to Dr. Robert T. Oliver [Soviet Translation]

    Letter from Syngman Rhee translated into Russian. The original was likely found when the Communists seized Seoul. Syngman Rhee urges Oliver to come to South Korea to help develop the nation independent of foreign invaders and restore order to his country.

  • August 06, 1953

    Proposed Joint Statement by President Rhee and Secretary Dulles

    In this proposed joint statement, President Rhee and Secretary Dulles discuss the terms for the joint security pact between the ROK and the US.

  • July, 1954

    John W. Staggers, 'Impression of Korea with Recommendations for Improving Korean Aid Programs'

    Report on the excessive number of agencies working on the rehabilitation of Korea, which Staggers felt created inefficiency. He suggests giving funds directly to the government of Korea.

  • 1955

    Report, 'Elements who make Opposite Utilization of Democratic Law of Criminal Procedure'

    Article lamenting the division of Korea and the influence of the Soviet Union and communism.

  • July 17, 1955

    Letter, Lieutenant General Collier to President Rhee

    For the 7th anniversary of Korea’s Constitution Day, General Collier congratulates and praises South’s Korea’s determination to fight communism and remain an independent nation.

  • May 19, 1961

    Letter, Channing Liem to Dag Hammarskjold containing Letter from Do Young Chang

    Channing Liem sends Dag Hammarskjold correspondence containing a letter from Do Young Chang, Lieutenant General of South Korea and Chariman of Military Revolutionary Committee.

  • July 03, 1969

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Zouheir Kubari to UN Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan, Concerning Secretary-General U Thant's Correspondence to President Park Chung Hee

    Principal Secretary of the United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea Zouheir Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet of the United Nations C.V. Narasimhan on Secretary-General of the United Nations U Thant's letter of gratitude towards ROK President Park Chung Hee and his administration's goodwill towards UNCURK, the movements of ROK political parties, and Tunisian Foreign Minister's meeting with ROK Foreign Minister Kyu Hah Choi.

  • July 11, 1969

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning ROK Student Protests

    Principal Secretary of UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan on the student protests against a contemplated Constitutional amendment. Kuzbari considers the ROK government reaction and the protests' effects to internal stability.

  • October 23, 1969

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning ROK Domestic and Peninsular Developments

    Principal Secretary of the UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan on the passage of the 1969 October 17 National Referendum on the Constitutional Amendment Bill and United Nations Command reaction to the North Korean ambush in the U.S. sector of the DMZ.

  • January 29, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning the First Full Session of UNCURK for 1970

    Principal Secretary of UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan on the UNCURK Commission's review of major political, economic, and security developments. Pakistan's representative was absent.

  • January 30, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Principal Secretary of UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan on the NDP's boycott on the National Assembly and the charges and counter-charges between the UN Command and DPRK.

  • September 11, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning ROK National Assembly Debates

    Principal Secretary of the UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan on the ROK National Assembly debates. The debates focused on ROK national security, unification, and US relations.

  • October 09, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning ROK Security and Political Developments

    Principal Secretary of the UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari informs Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan on the recent attacks from North Korean infiltrators, modernization of ROK military forces, and the NDP's critique on the ROK government's infringement on freedoms.

  • January 14, 1971

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    UNCURK's current primary task is to observe the Presidential and National Assembly elections in South Korea.

  • February 26, 1971

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Internationally, ROK government voices concern about the UN's two-China policy. Domestically, the NDP accuses the government of suppressing the opposition party's election campaign.

  • March 05, 1971

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    The NDP accuses the incumbent administration for activity aimed at suppressing opposition candidates. Kuzbari mentions that it is unknown if the government will allow freely conducted elections.

  • March 12, 1971

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    In connection with the general election, the questions of President Park' Chung Hees electability, unification, and campaign finances are discussed.

  • March 19, 1971

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    UNCURK members meet with Kim Dae Jung, who states his key issues for the election: ROK democracy, corruption within intelligence collection, suppression of opposition parties by the ruling party, and unification. UNCURK member observe that Kim's party is weak because of party factionalism. Additionally, President Park Chung Hee announces his run for third term and emphasizes economic and political stability.

  • April 22, 1971

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Keeping with the duties of UNCURK, members will be forming teams and traveling to various provinces to observe the results of the elections.

  • April 30, 1971

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    UNCURK reports on their observations of the presidential elections, which were orderly and without violence.