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  • May 26, 1967

    Letter, US Senator Vance Hartke to UN Secretary-General U Thant

    U.S. Senator Vance Hartke inquires about the pending applications of North Vietnam and South Vietnam and North Korea and South Korea to gain entry into the United Nations, as well as the procedures involved for the dual admission of these divided nations.

  • June 14, 1967

    Letter, UN Secretary-General U Thant to US Senator Vance Hartke

    United Nations Security-Genral U Thant replies to US Senator Vance Hartke's letter concerning his question on the consideration of UN admission for South and North Korea and South and North Vietnam.

  • October 11, 1967

    Corrigendum of Letter, ROK Minister of Foreign Affairs to U Thant

    The corrigendum of the letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea to the Secretary-General of the United Nations corrects the Republic of Korea's acceptance of the authority of the United Nations within the terms of the Charter to take action on the Korean question.

  • November 07, 1967

    Statement by U Thant in First Committee of the UN General Assembly

    Under-Secretary for Political and Security Council Affairs Aleksei E. Nesterenko addresses the First Committee (Political and Security) of the General Assembly for Secretary-General U Thant. The statement concerns the United Nations Command in Korea from 7 July 1950 to 7 June 1963 and overviews the unified command under the United States, assistance of Member States, correspondences with the Security Council, and the detention of two United Nations Command officers.

  • November 09, 1967

    Note, UN Under-Secretary Nesterenko to Secretary-General U Thant, Concerning Scope of UN Command in Korea

    Under-Secretary Aleksei E. Nesterenko relays to Secretary-General of the United Nations U Thant the reaction of representatives from Hungary, Cambodia, United States, Ghana, and Liberia to Secretary-General U Thant's 7 November 1967 address concerning the United Nations Command in Korea. The representatives commented on the scope of the United Nations Command in Korea and the United States' involvement in Korea.

  • November 17, 1967

    Letter, Pak Seong-cheol to Mr. Corneliu Manescu containing "Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea"

    Pak Seong-cheol sends a letter containing "Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK" which denounces United States' enforcement of a General Assembly resolution on the Korean Question.

  • August 23, 1968

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

    Chef de Cabinet of the United Nations C.V. Narasimhan cables Principal Secretary of the UN Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea Zouheir Kuzbari about the participation of commission members in CIA briefings.

  • August 26, 1968

    Cable, UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan to UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari, Concerning Withdrawal of Forces under UN Flag

    Chef de Cabinet of the United Nations C.V. Narasimhan cables Principal Secretary of the UN Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea Zouheir Kuzbari about the request to add a supplementary item about the withdrawal of all foreign forces occupying South Korea under the flag of the United Nations to the agenda of the twenty-third session of the General Assembly.

  • October 03, 1968

    Deputy Representative of US Buffum to President of the UN Security Council, Report from the United Nations Command on North Korea's Violation of the Armistice Agreement

    Deputy Representative of the United States William B. Buffum on behalf of the Unified Command reports to the President of the Security Council. The report concerns the continuation of serious North Korean violations of the Armistice Agreement of 27 July 1953 and the failure of North Korea to co-operate with the investigating procedure and machinery established by the Armistice Agreement.

  • October 03, 1968

    Letter, William B. Buffum to Mr. Liu Chieh containing "Report of the United Nations Command to the United Nations"

    A letter from William Buffum containing a report on the continuation of serious North Korean violations of the Armistice Agreement.

  • November 19, 1968

    Cable, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning Armed North Korean Infiltration

    Principal Secretary of the United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea Zouheir Kuzbari cables Chef de Cabinet of the United Nations C.V. Narasimhan about the UNCURK Committee's decision to review and visit the eastern coastal areas, which were infiltrated by armed North Koreans.

  • November 25, 1968

    Letter, Korean Affairs Institute President Yongjeung Kim to UN Secretary-General U Thant, Concerning Resolution to Korean Question

    Founder and President of the Korean Affairs Institute Yongjeung Kim encloses his letter to President of the General Assembly of the UN Dr. Emilio Arenales in his letter to U Thant. In the enclosed letter Yongjeung Kim outlines a resolution to the Korean question and asks Dr. Arenales to circulate the resolution throughout the General Assembly before their annual debate on the Korean problem.

  • November 25, 1968

    Cable, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning Response to North Korean Infiltration

    Principal Secretary of the United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea Zouheir Kuzbari relays the UNCURK Committee's press release concerning the 30 October to 3 November 1968 armed North Korean infiltration along the East Coast of the Republic of Korea.

  • November 27, 1968

    Cable, UN Secretary-General U Thant to DPRK Foreign Affairs Minister Pak Seong-cheol

    Secretary-General of the United Nations U Thant cables to Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Pak Seong-cheol that the two Koreas will be allowed to participate in the discussion of the Korean Question provided that they unequivocally accept the competence and authority of the United Nations and they will not have the right to vote on the decision.

  • January 02, 1969

    Letter, Korean Affairs Institute President Yongjeung Kim to UN Secretary-General U Thant, Concerning ROK's involvement in the Vietnam War

    Yongjeung Kim of the Korean Affairs Institute writes U Thant. Kim encloses his letter imploring Park Chung Hee to reconsider sending Korean soldiers to Vietnam and reliance on Washington's support for reunification and domestic affairs.

  • April 11, 1969

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

    Principal Secretary of the United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilition of Korea Zouheir Kuzbari writes to Chef de Cabinet of the United Nations C.V. Narasimhan a letter concerning a vote of no-confidence against Education Minister Oh Byong Kwon and its implications for President Park Chung Hee, the United Nations Command's rejected proposal to North Korea about reducing tensions in the DMZ, and adminsitrative information about the UNCURK Committee.

  • April 19, 1969

    Letter, UN Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan to Mr. Jean Gazarian, Concerning UNCURK Report

    Chef de Cabinet of the United Nations writes to Mr. Jean Gazarian in acknowledgement of his receipt of the 25 August 1968 to 19 April Report of UNCURK and Principal Secretary of the United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea Zouheir Kuzbari's letter. Kuzbari's letter concerns the ROK's and UNCURK's reaction to the shooting down of U.S. reconnaissance plane by North Koreans.

  • May 09, 1969

    Letter, Ambassador Yong Shik Kim to UN Secretary-General U Thant

    Republic of Korea Ambassador to the United Nations Yong Shik Kim transmits to Secretary-General of the United Nations U Thant the 2 May 1969 ROK memorandum concerning the shooting down of the U.S. reconnaissance plane by North Korea.

  • May 13, 1969

    Record of Meetings on 12 May 1969 by UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari

    Principal Secretary of the United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea Zouheir Kuzbari records the meetings between himself and Assistant Secretary-General David B. Vaughan and Republic of Korea Prime Minister Kwon Chung Il, ROK Foreign Minister Hah Choi Kyu, and ROK President Park Chung Hee. The meetings concerned the construction of the new UNCURK Headquarters building and the ROK officials' desire for Secretary-General of the United Nations U Thant to pay a visit to ROK.

  • May 14, 1969

    Note, Secretary-General U Thant to the General Assembly, concerning UNCURK Report

    Secretary-General of the United Nations U Thant transmits the report of the United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea in accordance with the General Assembly Resolution 2466 (XXIII) to the General Assembly.