Archive Group AG 6 - Secretariat Documents

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Secretariat Documents


  • 1946- (Creation)

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Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The documents are continuously transferred to the archives.

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Scope and content

The Archive Group consists of coded official documents issued by the Secretariat and then transferred to the Archives.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


Continuous accruals. However, some documents are now issued in electronic format only, and are therefore only available in UNESDOC.

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Conditions governing access

Restrictions for internal documents;
Mission reports may often remain restricted for longer or shorter periods.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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Finding aids

  • UNESDOC database (from 1972)
  • AG 6/1: List of Unesco documents and publications, 1949-1973
  • AG 6/2: Unesco list of documents and publications (ULDP), 1972-1993
  • AG 6/3: Card-index of documents, 1946-72
  • AG 6/4: Registers of documents by code
  • AG 6/5: List of UNESCO document codes (symbols), 1946-1981
  • AG 6/6: Calendars of conferences and meetings (monthly, annual)
    -AG 6/7 Adm.Circ.: List of Administrative Circulars, 1960-1990
  • AG 6/7 CL: List of Circular Letters, 1947-1990
  • AG 6/7 EX/SP: List of Special Committees and studies undertaken by them, 1957-
  • AG 6/7 MD: List of UNESCO Secretariat main series documents, 1947-1971: In chronological order by department/sector.
  • AG 6/7 FMR: Index of field mission reports, 1947-
  • AG 6/7 DG: Inventory of speeches by the Director-General of Unesco, 1946-1985
  • AG 6/7 DG: Decisions and instructions of the Director-General, 1946-1990
  • AG 6/7 DG: Missions of the Director General and the Deputy Director General's visits to Member States. List of missions and references to reports, 1947-1986
  • AG 6/7 DG: Visits to UNESCO of Heads of States Chiefs of Governments and other dignitaries: list, 1945-
  • AG 6/7 EX: List of evaluation studies carried out by UNESCO, 1987
  • AG 6/7 JIU: List of reports and notes issued by the Joint Inspection Unit (UN/JIU), Geneva, 1968-1990
  • AG 6/7 BEP : Unesco GPI. Réflexion sur les problèmes mondiaux et études prospectives: liste des documents, 1984-
  • AG 6/7 FMR: Index of field mission reports, 1947-1995
  • AG 6/7 RAMP: Records and Archives Management Programme: list of RAMP studies, 1975-
  • AG 6/7 NWICO: A New World Information and Communication Order: towards a wider and better balanced flow of information. A bibliography of Unesco holdings; list of meetings in: A documentary history of a New World Information and Communication Order 1975-1986, 1979-1983
  • AG 6/8: Unesco programme committees, commissions, councils and boards, 1947-1993
  • AG 6/9: Lists of Members of the Secretariat, 1945-2007

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Some files might be linked to documents in the fonds Secretariat Records (AG 8).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created by Julia Pohle, June 2009. Revsied AWT 9 March 2011. Revised slightly AWT 20 March 2012.




Introduction of List of UNESCO Secretariat main series documents, 1947-1971.

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