Series 19 - Hammarskjold Commission files

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Hammarskjold Commission files


  • 1988-1993 (Creation)

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60 linear cm of textual material and 23 audio cassettes

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Archival history

Audio cassettes originally with speakers list in box 6 have been transferred to the Multimedia Archives. File code CAB 19/6 retained for speakers list, which has been moved into box 5.

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Scope and content

Series consists of ODG files on the Hammarskjold Commission - an independent body commissioned to advise the Director-General on ways and means of improving staff efficiency and management in the UNESCO Secretariat. The files are in original order.

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Audio recordings have been migrated to CDs. A sample is in the Multimedia Archive - see note on allied materials.

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There is a log noting the speakers from the taped sessions. See CAB 19/6 in box 5.

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Existence and location of originals

All audio recordings are held by the Multimedia Archives. See file-level description for identifier numbers.

Existence and location of copies

-Sample of audio cassettes has been entered into the Multimedia Archive:
-Final report has been scanned and is available in UNESDOC:

Related units of description

Other records relating to the reform activities of the period can be found in the following Archive Groups (links to UNESDOC indicated).

AG 5: Executive Board Documents
-Unesco. Executive Board, 134th session. (1990). Assessment of action to improve the management of the programme and the running of the Organization; information note on action to modernize the running of the Secretariat. 134 EX/INF. 5. Accessed online in UNESDOC 1/3/2012:
AG 6: Secretariat Documents
-UNESCO. (1990). DG/Note/90/2.
-UNESCO. (1990). DG/Note/90/3.
-UNESCO. (1990). DG/Note/90/4.
-UNESCO. Director-General. (1988). Address by Federico Mayor, Director-General of Unesco, to the Staff of the Unesco Secretariat; Unesco House, 5 December 1988. Accessed online in UNESDOC 1/3/2012:

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