Catalogue description Home Office: United Nations Organisations (UNO Symbol Series) Files

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Details of HO 274
Reference: HO 274
Title: Home Office: United Nations Organisations (UNO Symbol Series) Files

Files from the Home Office UNO (United Nations Organisation) series.

They concern the work of various United Nations bodies. Subjects covered include human rights, slavery and forced labour, refugees and stateless persons, passports and social welfare.

Date: 1949-1997
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: UNO Symbol file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 53 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Home Office , from 1984

Accruals: Series is accruing.
Administrative / biographical background:

United Nations bodies that deal with subjects of interest to individual government departments request governments to appoint representatives of the relevant ministries to advise those bodies, to ensure that specialised knowledge is available to formulate policy, thus protecting the interests of national delegations. The Prime Minister, the Home Secretary and other Cabinet Ministers consult with and advise the permanent delegation based in New York. Sir Samuel Hoare, who was made an Assistant Under Secretary of State at the Home Office in 1948, was elected as first head of the United Kingdom delegation by reason of the themes covered

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