Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: United Nations (Economic and Social) Department: Registered Files (US and UM Series)

Details of FCO 61
Reference:FCO 61
Title:
Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: United Nations (Economic and Social) Department: Registered Files (US and UM Series)
Description:

This series consists of registered files produced by the United Nations (Economic and Social) Department of the Foreign Office (1967 to October 1968) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (October 1968 on). The subject matter is UK relations with various UN agencies.

For 1973-1975 the files are those created by the Economic and Social Branch of the United Nations Department; in 1976 the files originating in this department were created under the prefix UN and can be found in FCO 58.

Date: 1967-1976
Arrangement:

By former file reference

Related Material: For earlier records see FCO 27
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department UM and US file series
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Creator: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Nations (Economic and Social) Department, 1968-1972
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Nations Department, 1973-
Foreign Office, United Nations (Economic and Social) Department, 1965-1968
Physical description: 1431 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition: Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 1999
Accumulation Dates: 1967-1975
Accruals: Series is not accruing.
Administrative / biographical background:

The United Nations (Economic and Social) Department of the Foreign Office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office handled the United Kingdom's relations with the various economic and social agencies of the United Nations.

In 1973 the United Nations (Political) and the United Nations (Economic and Social) Departments were merged as a single United Nations Department. Each branch of the new department continued using its existing registered file series for files created in 1974 and 1975, but in 1976 a new file series (UN) was created and both political and economic and social subject files are added to FCO 58 from that point onwards.

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