White House Office of Records Management Subject Files: International Organizations (IT)

File Code Description Research
Availability
IT

International Organizations (0.2 l.ft.; Box 1)
This primary subject category contains material relating to two Executive Orders extending diplomatic privileges to the Sinai Multinational Force Organization, the International Food Policy Research Institute, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States; three Executive Orders delegating responsibilities for reporting on international organizations to the Department of State; lists of international conferences for 1981-1982; proposals from the public for new international organizations; and requests to be on the Mexico-United States Inter-parliamentarian Commission; a progress report on the International Red Cross Museum; and a support for Multilateral Development Banks.

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IT001

African Development Bank (0.2 l.ft.; Box 1-2)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the President’s urging Congress to approve the United States accession to the African Development Bank; the actual accession; the ceremony and speech celebrating the United States participation in the Bank; an Executive Order implementing steps to join the African Development Bank; the nomination of John W. Ford III as Ambassador to the Bank; recommendations for the United States Executive Director and Board of Directors for the Bank; and head of state correspondence regarding a candidate for President of the Bank and the large capitalization increase for the African Development Bank in 1986-1987.

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IT002

Asian Development Bank (0.1 l.ft.; Box 2)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the resignation of the Carter Administration United States’ Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank; White House comments on a proposed bill to increase the Bank’s finding for refugee settlements; recommendations for Executive Director; appointments of John Bohn (1981), Joe O. Rogers (1984), and Victor H. Frank (1987) as Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank with rank as Ambassador; the resignation of Frank; Senator Mark Hatfield’s objection to possible voting changes at the Bank regarding funding Laos; and several objections to the entry of the People’s Republic of China into the Bank at the possible expense of Taiwan.

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IT003

Canada –U.S. Interparliamentary Conference  (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A
IT004

Central Treaty Organization (1 folder, Box 2)
The Baghdad Pact was a defensive organization for promoting shared political, military and economic goals founded in 1955 by Turkey, Iraq, Great Britain, Pakistan and Iran. Similar to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, the main purpose of the Baghdad Pact was to prevent communist incursions and foster peace in the Middle East. It was renamed the Central Treaty Organization, or CENTO, in 1959 after Iraq pulled out of the Pact.

 

CENTO never actually provided its members with a means for guaranteeing collective defense. After the withdrawal of Iraq from the Baghdad Pact, CENTO moved its headquarters to Ankara, Turkey, and the United States continued to support the organization as an associate, but not as a member. In 1979, the Iranian revolution led to the overthrow of the shah and Iran’s withdrawal from CENTO. Pakistan also withdrew that year after determining the organization no longer had a role to play in bolstering its security. CENTO formally disbanded in 1979.

 

This secondary subject category contains a single 1987 correspondence from Marshall T. Mays promoting the reconstitution of CENTO as a way of creating a legitimate United States approach to Iran.

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IT005

Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) (0.5 l.ft.)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) lack of delegation members after releasing the Carter administration appointees; President Reagan appreciation letters to Public Members of the previous administration delegation; preparations and strategies for the follow-up conferences: Madrid, 1983 and Vienna 1986-1988; correspondence and meetings to discuss United States conference strategy with Ambassador Max Kampleman for Madrid and Ambassador Warren Zimmerman for Vienna; President Reagan’s message to the Vienna Conference opening; US position on eastern bloc non-compliance with human rights, family visitation rights and Jewish immigration; appreciation from American ethnic groups for the US position at the Vienna Conference; Secretary of State George Shultz’s report on his meetings at the Conference and requests from Congress to delay the final report from the Vienna Conference until the next administration.

 

Note: The Library also has a secondary subject category on The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, sometimes referred to as the Helsinki Commission. (FG101) The Commission is an independent United States government agency formed after the Helsinki Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe. It monitors the human rights, economic and security progress of participating states with the goals of the Helsinki Conference. This category includes the semi-annual reports to the Commission on progress in these areas; and information on Commission members and the professional staff. This category is also available for research use.

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IT006

Customs Cooperation Council (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A
IT007

Eighteen-Nation Disarmament Committee (1 folder; Box 3)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to appointing Tom Barthelemy as acting Deputy US Representative to the Conference on Disarmament (CD); the retirement of Ambassador Louis G. Fields as the United States  Representative to the Conference; and a possible statement by the President following a 1986 meeting with Ambassador Donald S. Lowitz, U.S. Representative to the Conference .The statement expresses the President’s interest in achieving a ban on chemical weapons.

 

Note: The Eighteen-Nation Disarmament Committee (1962-1968) is the predecessor group to the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament (CCD) (1968-1978).  The CCD then reformed as the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in 1979.  All entities were run by the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.  The membership expanded with each re-organization, but the United States and Soviet Union were always the chairing members.  The White House Office of Records Management does not appear to have created a new category for the Conference on Disarmament, instead using this predecessor subject code.  Material on the choosing the US Representative to the Conference, meetings with the Ambassadors and messages from Reagan to the Conference can be found in FO002-01 (Personal – Special Rank of Ambassador or Minister), ME002 (Messages to Organizations) and PR007 / PR007-01 (Presidential Appointments).

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IT008

Common Market (European Community [EC]) (0.4 l.ft.; Box 3)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to proposed Executive Orders extending the “peaceful nuclear cooperation” between EURATOM (European Atomic Energy Community) and the United States for the period of one year.  We have proposed Executive Orders for 1981-1986 & 1988. This category also contains material regarding proposed and actual meetings between officials of the EC and the President, Vice-President, and White House staff members; complaints from Congress and the general public regarding trade issues: steel, raisins, pasta, fats & oils, and wheat/grains; United States responses to Common Market complaints about trade and agriculture issues; notice of the Attorney General’s meeting with EC countries to discuss terrorism and other law enforcement issues; United States government concern regarding “growing closeness” of the EC with CEMA (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance); and a proposed Executive Order establishing diplomatic privileges for the Representative of the European Community mission at the United Nations in New York and other United States locations.

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IT009

European Space Research Organization (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A
IT010

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (3 folders; Box 4)
This secondary subject category contains material regarding appointing the United States Representative to this United Nation’s Organization based in Rome; a booklet on the 40th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization; and Presidential correspondence with the President of Benin regarding the candidate for Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization.

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IT011

Free Europe, Inc. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) (0.3 l.ft.; Box 4)
This secondary subject category contains material regarding complaints or comments from ethnic-American groups and other observers about the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) hiring of former communists, the poor transmissions, support for a larger budget, and general concern about disorganization and staff morale (partly due to the 1981 bombing of the RFE/RL main facility in Munich, Germany); an analysis of current RFE/RL problems by the Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations; recommendations and outcomes of a General Accounting Office review of RFE/RL management; the appointment of James Buckley as the President of RFE/RL, Inc.; recommendations for other posts at RFE/RL; continued concern regarding possible anti-Semitic, anti-democratic views broadcast by RFE/RL independent commentators; and an interview of the President by RFE/RL in 1985.

 

Note: Free Europe, Inc. was the original parent organization for Radio Free Europe (RFE) derived from the private founder of the Radio, the National Committee for a Free Europe. Soon after its founding, RFE became a part of the federal government. Radio Liberty was founded by a different private group in the early 1950s.  Radio Liberty also became a United States government entity and was combined with RFE in 1975. As of November 1988 the parent organization was RFE/RL, Inc.  The White House Office of Records Management had not changed this subject category to the new name as of November 1988.

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IT012

General Agreement on Tariff and Trade (GATT) (0.1 l.ft.; Box 4-5)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the General Agreement on Tariff and Trade (GATT) ministerial meeting held in Geneva in November 1982. This includes administrative details for travel and attendees and strategy for the United States Trade Representative position in the meeting. The category also includes material relating to protests from the poultry industry on positions taken in the 1982 meetings; a follow-on meeting in 1983; speeches from 1982 meeting attendee John D. Robinson, CEO of American Express; a request from New York Governor Mario Cuomo to discuss GATT negotiations at the Williamsburg G-7 Summit; a report from U.S. Trade Representative Clayton Yeutter on the opening rounds of the 1986-1987 Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations emphasizing U.S. success for their positions; Reagan gratitude letters for participants in the 1986 GATT meetings; and a request from Japan to have a bilateral discussion of decisions from the Uruguay meetings.

 

Note: GATT is the forerunner of the current World Trade Organization.

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IT013

Great Lakes Fishery Commission (3 folders; Box 5)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the resignation, appointment, re-appointment and recommendations of possible Commissioners for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission; a review of the functions of the Commission; and implementation and Presidential interpretation of the S.991, the Magnusson Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1986.

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IT014

Hague Conference on Private International Law  (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A
IT015

Inter-American Commission on Women (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A
IT016

Inter-American Defense Board (3 folders; Box 5)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Congressman William Dickinson’s request to use the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB) to fight outside countries interfering in the Western Hemisphere; a proposed meeting of President Reagan with the IADB in honor of its 40th anniversary; and concern about the continuing budget for the IADB and the Inter-American Defense College due to OAS budget cutbacks and delinquency of U.S. payments to the OAS.

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IT017

Inter-American Development Bank (0.2 l.ft.; Box 5)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, appointments, resignations, opposition to and approval of selected individuals for the United States Director and Alternate Director of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); complaints about IDB loans to the Sandinista government in Nicaragua and the Chilean national copper company (CODELCO); the President of Colombia request for the United States to move forward on the replenishment of the IDB; 1983 bill proposal establishing the funding levels for the replenishment; and an invitation to the President to address the IDB Board meeting in Miami, Florida in 1987.

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IT018

Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (1 folder; Box 5)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the appointments and resignations of Commissioners to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission.

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IT019

Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM) (1 folder; Box 5)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to a proposed amendment for the 1987 Senate Foreign Relations Authorization Bill requesting the name change of this body to The International Organization for Migration (IOM), as it is known today.  In addition, the proposed amendment changes the constitution of this Organization to reflect the kinds of migration and refugee assistance activity of 1987.

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IT020

Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization (1 folder; Box 5)
This secondary subject category contains material related to the acceptance of and Presidential proclamation of amendments to the Assembly of the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO). The amendments were adopted at the IMCO convention in 1979, and the U.S. Senate gave its advice and consent acceptance in July 1981.  The amendments allow for expansion of membership in IMCO and a way to withdraw from IMCO in protest.

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IT021

International Arbitral Tribunal (Lake Ontario Claims Tribunal) (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A
IT022

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (0.2 l.ft.; Box 6)
This secondary subject category containing material relating to the appointments
of United States delegations to the annual meetings of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); trip reports from the 1981and 1982 meetings; recommended U.S. strategy towards the IAEA after the Agency refused the credentials of the Israeli delegation; approval of the amendment to expand the Board of Governors to ten members allowing the entry of the People’s Republic of China; meeting between the Executive Director of IAEA and the National Security Advisor and the President; and a letter from Executive Director Hans Blix congratulating the United States on the INF treaty and offering IEAI knowledge in verifying the treaty.

 

See IT112 (United State Mission to the European Office of the United Nations) for additional related material.

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IT023

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) [World Bank] (0.4 l.ft.; Box 6-7)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to persons seeking positions with the World Bank; appointments and resignations of Governors, Alternate Governors, Executive Directors and Alternate Directors for the World Bank and the IBRD; concerns about certain types of World Bank loans; recapitalization for the IBRD and the General Capital Increase for the World Bank; amendments for the Articles of Agreement for the IBRD in 1987; and reports on 1983 and 1985 World Bank/International Monetary Fund meetings.

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IT024

International Boundary Commission, U.S. and Canada (0.1 l.ft.; Box 7)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the resignation of the Commissioner and appointment of Frank Whetstone; a campaign by professional land surveyors to have a professional appointed to this position; support letters for the selected professional surveyor; audits of the Commission; protests at the “removal” of Frank Whetstone and appointment of Dave Fischer to Commissioner; and Fischer’s report on converting this position to “paid for days worked” rather than salaried.

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IT025

International Boundary & Water Commission, U.S. and Mexico (0.1 l.ft.; Box 7)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the reappointment of Joseph Friedkin as Commissioner; an Executive Order grating diplomatic privileges to the Commission; praise for Friedkin’s handling of water waste hazard from Mexico affecting U.S beaches; Friedkin’s retirement; recommendation of candidates for the Commission; and appointment of Narendra Gunaji to replace Friedkin.

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IT026

International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (0.1 l.ft.; Box 7)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations and appointments to the Panel of Arbitrators and Panel of Conciliators of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

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IT027

International Civil Aviation Organization (1 folder; Box 8)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to appointment and resignations of the Representative or Alternate Representative of the United States on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

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IT028

International Coffee Organization (1 folder; Box 8)
This secondary subject category contains material relating gratitude from President Museveni of Uganda  to President Reagan for seeking legislation allowing the United States to remain in the International Coffee Agreement (ICA).

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IT029

International Commission of Control and Supervision (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT030

International Commission for the Conservation of Atlanta Tuna (3 folders; Box 8)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to resignations and appointments of Commissioners; and a request to hold-over a Commissioner for a specific Commission meeting.

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IT031

International Commission for Northwest Atlantic Fisheries  (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A

IT032

International Commission for Peace, United States-Finland (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A
IT033

International Commission for Scientific Exploration of the Mediterranean Sea (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT034

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (0.1 l.ft.; Box 8)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to proposed meetings between President Reagan & Vice-President Bush with the President of the ICRC; proposed meetings between the National Security Advisor and the President of Operations for the ICRC and a proposed Executive Order extending diplomatic privileges within the United States to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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IT035

International Conference on Vietnam (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A
IT036

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A
IT037

International Council of Scientific Nations (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT038

International Development Association (IDA) (0.1 l.ft.; Box 8)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to pressure from Congress to support the sixth United States replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA); establishing budget levels for the seventh U.S. replenishment of the IDA; African, Bangladesh, Pakistani, and French head of state pressure on President Reagan for U.S. commitment to IDA-VII and especially aid targeted for Sub-Saharan Africa; and President Reagan’s request to Congress to appropriate IDA-VIII and the timing of sending his request to Congress.

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IT039

International Finance Corporation (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A
IT040

International Hydrographic Bureau (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A
IT041

International Institute for Cotton (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT042

International Joint Commission, United States and Canada (0.6 l.ft.; Box 9)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to resignations by Carter Administration Commissioners; appointment of Reagan Administration Commissioners: Robert McEwan, Donald Totten and Keith Bulen; biennial reports as required by the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 1978; concerns about high water levels in the Great Lakes; requests for brief appointments with the President by the Commission; annual activity reports of the Commission and resignations of Commissioners Robert McEwan and Donald Totten.

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IT043

International Labor Organization (ILO) (0.2 l.ft.; Box 9-10)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the reactivation of U.S. participation in the International Labor Organization (ILO) following a withdrawal from 1977-1980; selection of the Deputy Director of the International Labor Organization (ILO); choosing a U.S.-based representative for the ILO; reports on meetings of the ILO and progress towards U.S. objections within the ILO; President Reagan’s request to Congress for ratification of several ILO Conventions - the first since 1953; ratification of Convention 144 (establishing government consultations), Convention 147 (maritime safety) and Convention 160 (requests for set labor statistics gathered by member governments).

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IT044

International Monetary Fund (IMF) (0.5 l.ft.; Box 10-11)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the selection, reappointment and resignation of the United States Executive Director and Alternate Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF); appointment and resignations of the Secretary of the Treasury and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board as Governor and Alternate Governor of the Board of the IMF; the successful 1983 efforts by President Reagan to increase the funding and U.S. quota for the IMF; objections and support for this position; the President’s letter to Democratic Senators and Representatives supportive of the expansion of IMF funding; applications of various nations to the IMF; recommended topics for discussion at IMF meetings including the Lesser Developed Countries debt and the Baker plan; the status of some western economies and suggested efficiencies for IMF financing; speeches delivered at IMF meetings; and Head of State requests for assistance with the IMF.

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IT045

International North Pacific Fisheries Commission (0.2 l.ft.; Box 11)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the appointment, reappointment and resignations of the Commissioners of the International North Pacific Fisheries Commission; a recommendation letter-writing campaign for a single candidate; and Department of States and National Security Council approval of candidates for Commissioner.

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IT046

International Office of Epizootics (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT047

International Pacific Halibut Commission (2 folders; Box 12)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the resignation, appointment, recommendations and agency clearances for the United States Commissioners to the International Pacific Halibut Commission

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IT048

International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission (1 folder; Box 12)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the resignation, appointment, and recommendations for U.S. Commissioners on the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission.

 

Note: This organization was succeeded by the Pacific Salmon Commission. The Commission was created to enforce the Pacific Salmon Treaty, ratified by Canada and the U.S. in 1985.  Material regarding this new international organization is filed within IT128 (Pacific Salmon Commission).

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IT049

International Secretariat for Volunteer Service (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A
IT050

International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material
within this secondary subject category to the Library.

 

Note: This was the original entity for the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization from 1964-1973.  Please see IT051 for material on this organization.

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IT051

International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT) (0.2 l. ft.; Box 12)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Federal Communications Commission interest in hastening the appointment of an American Director General of INTELSAT; two successful efforts by the Department of State in the election of an American Director General of INTELSAT; complaints and concerns about the Organization’s reluctance to implement President Reagan’s directive to allow private competition for satellite communication systems; opposition to President Reagan’s position regarding privatization of the international telecommunications system and possible concerns about the Soviet Union’s competitive system, INTERSPUTNIK.

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IT052

International Telecommunications Union (1 folder; Box 12)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) selection of delegates or Chairman of the U.S. delegation for various ITU Conferences; needs for the World Administrative Radio Conference held in 1987 and Secretary Margaret Heckler’s support for the U.S threat to withdraw funding in the ITU if the 1982 Nairobi Conference voted to expel Israel.

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IT054

International Whaling Commission (0.1 l.ft.; Box 12-13)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the outside support for the U.S. position promoting and achieving a moratorium on whale fishing through the International Whaling Commission (IWC); recommendations, appointments, and resignations of U.S. Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, and delegates to the IWC; and U.S. interagency position regarding the violations of the moratorium by Japan and the Soviet Union.

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IT055

International Wheat Council (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT056

Interparliamentary Union Investment Bank (1 folder; Box 13)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Vice President’s recommendation of a Presidential letter to Senator Robert Stafford for his rebuttal of Fidal Castro’s attack on the United States at the 1981 Interparliamentary Union meeting held in Cuba in 1981; a Senate resolution urging fellow legislators to not attend the 1981 Cuba meeting and a request from Senator Robert Stafford for the United States to host the Interparliamentary Union.

 

Note:  The White House Office of Records Management (WHORM) appears to have used this subject category for filing material on the Interparliamentary Union as a whole.  There is no other category for this entity within the WHORM Subject categories. We have left this filing as it was at the White House and have transferred an item to this category regarding the Union.

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IT057

Japan-United States Friendship Commission (0.1 l.ft.; Box 13)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to protests against the attempts by the Office of Management and Budget to eliminate the Commission in a budget-cutting measure and the 1980-1983, an 1985-1987 annual reports of the Commission.

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IT058

Joint Brazil-United States Defense Commission (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT059

Joint Committee on United States-Japan Cultural and Educational Cooperation (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT060

Joint Mexican-United States Defense Commission (3 folders; Box 13)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to an Executive Order amending the charter of this Commission to include a U.S. Marine member.

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IT061

Joint United States-Canada Committee on Trade and Economic Affairs (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT062

Joint United States-Japan Committee on Trade and Economic Affairs (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT063

Joint United States-Philippines Commission (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT064

Joint United States-USSR Committee for Cooperation in World Ocean Studies (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT065

Kennedy Memorial Trust in the United Kingdom (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT066

International Organization of Legal Metrology (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT067

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (1 2 l. ft.; Box 13-16)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to arranging meetings with the President, Vice President or National Security Advisor with the General Secretary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) or parties of NATO committees and groups; non-government advice and publications on NATO strategy most notably from the Atlantic Council and former NATO officials; various legislation and Congressional advice regarding the U.S. posture within NATO, U.S. defense and monetary support of NATO, participation by other allies in NATO, burden-sharing, out-of-area conflicts, and NATO training; proposals for creating NATO training areas; the official protocol for the acceptance of Spain into NATO; comparisons of NATO and Warsaw pact forces and a communiqué from the Warsaw Pact; speeches and remarks by the President and the Defense Secretaries on NATO and on the U.S. role in NATO; the U.S. NATO Defense Plan Review; ceremonies for retiring NATO General Secretaries Joseph Luns and Lord Peter Carrington; recommendations for the new General Secretary and other NATO U.S. staff positions; and a formal structure to review “burden-sharing” within the Alliance.

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IT067-01

Atlantic Ocean and European Commands, NATO (2 folders; Box 16)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to U.S. appointments and NATO approval of the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR) General Bernard Rogers (1981) and John R. Galvin; and U.S. appointments and NATO approval of the Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (SACLANT) Admiral Lee Bagget (1985) and Admiral Frank Kelso (1988).

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IT067-02

North Atlantic Council, NATO (2 folders; Box 16)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the appointments and resignations of the United States Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council: W. Tapley Bennet, David Abshire and Alton Keel.  It also includes an address given by Abshire on the Council and its functions.

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IT067-03

Committee on Challenges of the Modern Society (CCMS), NATO (1 folder; Box 16)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the appointment of George Keyworth as the U.S. Representative to the Committee on Challenges of the Modern Society; the appointment of the Alternative Representative Darrel Trent, Deputy Secretary of Transportation; and a brief history of the Committee and the appointment in 1983 of two conflicting Acting Representatives to the same meeting.

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IT067-04

North Atlantic Assembly (NAA), NATO (2 folders; Box 16)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the drop-by of National Security Advisor Richard Allen to a visit of North Atlantic Assembly parliamentarians in 1981; the meeting of National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane with NAA President Patrick Wall and a policy paper on the Assembly by the Atlantic Council.

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IT068

North Pacific Fur Seal Commission (1 folder; Box 16)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the resignation and appointment of Commissioners to the North Pacific Fur Seal Commission and the refund of reserve cash owed the United States when the Commission concluded its business in 1988.

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IT069

Organization of African Unity (1 folder; Box 16)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to President D.T. Arap Moi comments to President Reagan on the Organization of African Unity peacekeeping force in Chad

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IT070

Organization of American States (OAS) (0.1 l.ft.; Box 16-17)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations for the United States Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), and other staff positions at the OAS;  correspondence between the General Director of the OAS and the President and/or the National Security Advisor to the President regarding the political turmoil in Central America, protests against the pending 1987 U.S. trade legislations, and requests for the United States to pay its arrearage in dues to the OAS; President Reagan’s 1983 speech to the OAS on PanAm Day; President Reagan’s meeting with General Director Alejandro Arfila in 1983; and coordination for the United Nation’s Concert/Dinner for the OAS held at the White House in 1981.

 

Please see IT109 (United States Mission to the Organization of American States) for additional related material.

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IT070-01

Inter-American Economic and Social Council (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT070-02

Inter-American Committee for the Alliance of Progress (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT070-03

Inter-American Children’s Institute (1 folder; Box 17)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Dr. Rodrigo Crespo’s letter to the Vice President on the “serious problems” facing children in the Americas. Dr. Crespo was the Director General of the Inter-American Children’s Institute.

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IT070-04

Inter-American Council for Education, Science and Culture (1 folder; Box 17)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the appointment of Herbert B. Thompson and Thomas J. Dunnigan of personal rank of Ambassador while serving as the Head of the United States Delegation to the meeting of the Inter-American Council for Education, Science and Culture in 1981, 1983 and 1985.

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IT070-05

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (1 folder; Box 17)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the proclamation of the Convention of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture. This convention updated the previous body (Inter-American Institute for Agricultural Sciences) and the proclamation was signed by President Reagan on February 24, 1981.

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IT071

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (0.1 l.ft.; Box 17)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to meetings between President Reagan and the Secretaries General of the Organization for `Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Emile van Lennep and Jean-Claude Paye; reports from attendees to the National Security Advisor on topics covered at various meetings; recommendations for Secretary General and U.S. Ambassador to the OECD; appointing Treasury Secretary James Baker as the head of the U.S. delegation for the April 1985 and 1986 ministerial meetings and a speech by Arthur Burns in 1984 on the European economy.

 

Please see IT111 (United States Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) for further related material.

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IT071-01

Development Assistance Committee (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT072

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) (1 folder; Box 17)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the recommendation of an individual for Chief of Administration of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and a thank-you letter from the Director of the Drug Abuse Policy Office Carlton Turner to Dr. Nestor Suarez for his offer of PAHO  cooperation on drug abuse and health programs.

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IT072-01

Pan American Sanitary Bureau (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT073

Pan American Railway Congress Association (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT074

Pan American Union (Empty)
The single case file in this category was transferred to IT024 (International Boundary Commission, U.S. and Canada).

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IT075

Permanent Court of Arbitration (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT076

Permanent Engineering Board (U.S. - Canada – Columbia River) (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT077

Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT078

Permanent Joint Board of Defense, United States and Canada (PJBD) (0.l.l.ft.; Box 17-18)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to reporting letters from the United States Section Chairmen Thomas Morgan, Charles Gubser, John Rousselot and Acting Chairman James Medas to President Reagan briefly outlining major issues discussed at the annual meetings of the Permanent Joint Board of Defense (PJBD); resignation letters from the Chairmen; official reports for 1981 and 1985 meetings; notices from Prime Minister Trudeau and Mulroney of Canada on their selection of a new Canadian Chairman, President Reagan notifying Canada of the appointment of John Rousselot as the new United States Section Chairman and efforts by Rousselot to meet with the president.

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IT079

Polish-American Trade Committee (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT080

Postal Union of the Americas and Spain (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT081

Romanian-American Economic Commission (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT082

Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission (2 folders; Box 18)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations of Senator William Cohen of Maine to the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission and his appointment as an alternate and then a permanent member of the Commission; and the appointments of Frances Barrett Hammer and Eleanor R. Seagraves.

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IT083

South Pacific Commission (2 folders; Box 18)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, appointments and resignations of South Pacific Commission members and alternate members; National Security Council approval of a State Department recommendation that Commission members no longer be political appointees and Presidential Personnel’s agreement with this position implemented at a later date.

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IT084

Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (1 folder; Box 18)
This secondary subject category contained a single case file which has been transferred to IV084 (Invitations, 1984).

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IT085

United International Bureau for the Protection of Intellectual Property (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT086

United Nations (UN), Secretariat (3.0 l.ft.; Box 18-26)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to suggestions for improving, reforming, and/or restructuring the United Nations and the US Mission; public requests for U.S. withdrawal from the UN, public questioning of the amount of the UN budget provided by the United States; legislative efforts and public support for reducing the United States contribution to the UN; public support for the UN; requests for full payment of United States dues to the United Nations; Annual Reports to Congress on US participation in the UN for 1980- 1987; reports, both public and private, in response to PL98-164 regarding the costs and benefits of US participation in the United Nations; an annual report on the voting patterns of UN nation members and their relationship to U.S. positions; celebrations of the 38th and 40th anniversaries of the United Nations; the UN reform efforts of the mid to late 1980s and the financial crisis of the United Nations in the late 1980s.

 

This secondary subject category also contains material relating to general relations and correspondence from UN Secretaries General Kurt Waldheim and Javier Perez de Cuellar to the President and/or White House staff; briefing papers for meetings between the President and/or Vice President and General Secretary Waldheim or General Secretary Perez de Cuellar; the replacement of Waldheim as Secretary General; reports on the various candidates, the ultimate deadlock of candidates to replace Waldheim, support from African nations for Salim A. Salim as Secretary General; and arrangements for the President to meet with the new Secretary General Peruvian Javier Perez de Cuellar; and the appointment of Joseph V. Reed as Under General Secretary for Political and General Assembly Affairs.

 

This secondary subject category also contains material relating to comments and speeches from US United Nations Representative Jeane Kirkpartick; legislative efforts to preempt condemnation or exclusion of Israel at any UN events and public support for this position; comments on the closing of the PLO Mission to the United Nations; recommendations for various delegations and/or speeches including the World Assembly on Aging, the UN Conference on Trade and Development, the UN Conference on New & Renewable Energy; the status of Global Negotiations after the Cancun Conference in 1981; recommendations of United States’s policy positions in the UN by the Conference of UN Representatives; urging recognition of the UN Decade of the Disabled; schedules and plans for Secretary of State George Shultz and President Reagan visiting the
United Nations in New York; private publications on UN peacekeeping forces and UN reform efforts; and the 24th and 28th annual reports from Wisconsin governor’s on the activities of the United Nations.

 

NOTE: This secondary subject category contained a considerable amount of misfiled and misclassified material.  Where possible we have transferred this material to more specific categories. For more material on general United Nation’s activities, please see IT086-12 (UN- General Assembly) and IT086-27(U.S. Mission to the United Nations)

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IT086-01

Children’s Fund (UNICEF), U.N. (0.1 l.ft.; Box 26)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, appointments and resignations of the United States Representative and Alternate Representatives to the Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Executive Board for UNICEF; the Department of Health and Human Services traditional role in appointing one of the U.S. Representatives; concern for cutbacks in U.S. support for UNICEF; meetings or requested meetings with the President and Mrs. Reagan with U.S. Representatives to the Executive Board; a request for a Presidential meeting for Prince Talah ibn Abd-al ‘Aziz Al Sa’ud, a private fundraiser for UNICEF; Congressional resolutions in support of UNICEF children’s health and immunization efforts; President Reagan’s support to Secretary General Perez de Cuellar on childhood immunization efforts in developing countries and a request for General Secretary Mikail Gorbachev and President Reagan’s joint endorsement of the childhood immunization program at the 1987 Washington, DC Summit.

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IT086-02

Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, U.N. (1 folder; Box 26)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the possible appointment of a delegate the United Nations Conference on the Exploration of Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNispace 82), and two statements by United States Representatives and Advisers to the 31st Session of the Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space held in June 1988.

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IT086-03

Conference on Law of the Sea, U.N. (0.2 l.ft.; Box 26-27)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the United States position and strategy regarding the pending Law of the Sea treaty, including the 1981 review of the United States position on the Law of the Sea and the vote in 1982 against the treaty.  This category includes material regarding Congressional and public correspondence either urging ratification of the treaty “as is” and/or continuing engagement with the Conference; Congressional and public correspondence against the Law of the Sea as written especially regarding seabed mining issues; resignation or appointment of the United States delegation to the Treaty negotiations; a detailed point-by-point paper on the negative points of the Law of the Sea from Elliot Richardson; Presidential correspondence with Sri Lanka and Japan on the U.S. position regarding the treaty and the Presidential decision to withhold the United States portion to finance the Preparatory Commission on the Treaty.

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IT086-04

Development Program, U.N. (UNDP) (2 folders; Box 27)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the United States support and budget for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP); selecting and promoting an American for head of UNDP after the resignation of Brad Morse in 1986; and an August 1987 public release on the UNDP.

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IT086-05

Disarmament Commission, U.N. (1 folder; Box 27)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to a request to hold a nuclear disarmament conference in Hiroshima, Japan; and a report on the Geneva Disarmament Conference for the fall of 1988.

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IT086-06

Economic Commission for Africa (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT086-07

Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT086-08

Economic Commission for Europe (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT086-09

Economic Commission for Latin American, U.N. (1 folder; Box 27)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to a request for the State Department to promote an American as the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America.

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IT086-10

Economic and Social Council, UN  (0.1 ft.; Box 27)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to resignations, recommendations and nominations for the United States Representative and Deputy Representative to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and the Committee for Social Development of the Council; and Congressional concerns about the proposed “global” consumer protection rules by the UN Economic and Social Council.

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IT086-11

European Office of the United Nations & Other International Organizations (1 folder; Box 27)
This secondary subject category contained a single case file which was transferred
to secondary subject category IT112 (United States Mission to the European
Office of the U.N.)

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IT086-12

General Assembly, U.N. (0.4 l.ft.; Box 27-28)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the recommendation, resignations, and appointment of United States delegates to the 36th-43rd (1981-1988) General Assembly and the Second and Third Special Sessions on Disarmament.  This includes the Representative, Deputy Representative, Alternate Representatives, public members of the delegation and Congressional members of the delegation. The category also contains material regarding legal issues of appointing Congressional delegate members; the President’s attendance at the General Assembly and 1982 Special Session; foreign head of state and foreign ministers expected; possible bilateral meetings; U.S. policy approaches to the Second Special Session on Disarmament; lobbying by Heads of State for certain candidates for President of the General Assembly; President Reagan’s commendation to the President of the General Assembly on reform efforts by the United Nations; protests against seating the Democratic Kampuchean delegation; protests against General Assembly member efforts to deny credentials to Israel and equating Zionism with racism; and copies of speeches given at the United Nations by Eugene Rostow, George Shultz and Eduard Shevardnadze.

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IT086-13

Human Rights, Commission on, U.N. (0.1  l.ft.; Box 28-29)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the resignations, recommendations and appointments of the United States Representative to the Commission on Human Rights; speeches and Commission presentations from the U.S. Representative Michael Novak (1981) and E. Robert Wallach (1987); a review of a summary of El Salvador human rights violations prepared by the Commission; U.S. efforts to introduce condemnations of Chilean and Cuban human rights abuse and reports from Wallach on the speeches given by Armando Villadares and Natan Scharansky to the Commission.

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IT086-14

International Court of Justice (ICJ), U.N., World Court (0.3 l.ft.; Box 29-30)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to lobbying by Presidents/Prime Ministers from Senegal, Madagascar and Guyana promoting candidates as judges for the International Court of Justice (ICJ); filing of war crimes charges against President Reagan and General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev by a “citizen of the world”; the possible nomination of Abraham Sofaer to the Permanent Court of Arbitration which creates the international judges for the ICJ; and a U.S. proposal to the Soviet Union to settle differences in the ICJ.

 

The remainder of the material within this subject category relates to the ICJ case brought by the government of Nicaragua against the United States for mining the harbors of Nicaragua. The decision went against the United States. Subsequently, the U.S. withdrew from its declaration of August 26, 1946 to abide by optional
compulsory jurisdiction of the world court. Material related to this issue includes Congressional resolutions against the withdrawal from jurisdiction; draft affidavits for the ICJ on U.S. policy in Central America; a U.S. Counter Memorial on the jurisdiction of the case and admissibility of some evidence; a copy of the formal termination of the 1946 declaration and a State Department public affairs release refuting Nicaragua’s charges. 

 

More information on this issue can be found in CO114 (Countries – Nicaragua) and in numerous staff and office files.

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IT086-15

International Law Commission (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT086-16

International Refugee Organization (0.1 l.ft.; Box 30)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to setting up meetings with Vice President George Bush, President Ronald Reagan, and National Security Advisor Richard Allen with Poul Hartling, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees; talking points and a brief biography of Poul Hartling for President Reagan’s meeting with Hartling in November 1981; and a 1982 suggestion for a new High Commissioner from the President of Sudan.

 

The majority of the material within this category relates to the 1985 replacement of retiring Poul Hartling. In includes suggestions for his replacement; the importance of the High Commissioner for Refugees position to aid with the sub-Saharan drought of the 1980s; discussion of the pros and cons of a U.S. candidate; U.S. support for a candidate; and comments from the public, government officials and foreign heads of state on various candidates.

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IT086-17

Narcotics Drugs Commission, U.N. (2 folders; Box 30)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the recommendation, appointment and resignation of the United States Representative to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs Dominick di Carlo, Jon R. Thomas and Ann Wrobleski; comments on the 1983 Vienna meeting of the Commission; and a request to strengthen the laboratories of the Commission’s headquarters in Vienna.

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IT086-18

Peace Observation Commission (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT086-19

Population Commission, U.N. (1 folder; Box 30)
This secondary subject category contains material regarding the appointment and resignation of Vincent Barabba, U.S. Representative to the Population Commission; Congressional support for a strong family planning program at the 1984 Mexico City United Nations Conference on Population; and questioning of
Agency for International Development distribution of funds to the UN Fund for Population Activities.

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IT086-20

Program for the Prevention of Crime & Treatment of Offenders (2 folders; Box 30)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to efforts by California Governor Jerry Brown, Robert Roos, California Board of Prison Terms, and Congressman George E. Brown to obtain the seventh (1985) Congress on Prevention of Crime & Treatment of Offenders for San Francisco or another California city. It also contains material on why the Department of State cannot support the California request; appointment of Representatives of the United States participating as national correspondents to the Program and appointing a United State delegate to the Seventh Congress eventually held in Milan, Italy.

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IT086-21

Relief Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UNRWA (1 folder; Box 30)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to accusations of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) use of the UN funded refugee camps in Gaza for PLO recruitment and training centers; and a substantive report on the UNRWA running of Gaza refugee camps; and a request from a Lebanese immigrant for intercession with the UNRWA.

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IT086-22

Security Council, U.N. (0.1 l.ft.; Box 30)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the resignations, appointments and appreciation of the United States Deputy Representative to the Security Council of the United Nations; multiple comments from outside groups and individuals on Security Council resolutions condemning Israel for annexing the Golan Heights; invading southern Lebanon; further Lebanese fighting; a raid on Tunisia; and fighting in Gaza during the beginning of the first Intifada; President Reagan comments to Togo on their representation on the Security Council; a review of Security Council Resolution 435 regarding Namibia; comments from President Goria of Italy to President Reagan on the Iran-Iraq war and Security Council resolutions and formal notification from the United States under Article 51 regarding its bombing attack on Libya in 1986.

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IT086-23

Social Commission, U.N. (1 folder; Box 31)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to a set of speeches given by Ellen Frankel Paul , United States Representative to the United Nations Commission for Social Development economic freedom; socialist economic problems and arms limitation and nuclear war.

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IT086-24

Statistical Commission, U.N. (1 folder; Box 31)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the appointment and 1988 resignation of Dorothy Maney Tella, Representative of the United States on the Statistical Commission.

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IT086-25

Status of Women, Commission on, U.N. (2 folders; Box 31)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the appointment of Nancy Reynolds as Representative of the United States on the Commission on the Status of Women; possible delegates to the 1984 Vienna Commission meeting preparing for the 1985 World Conference for Women, Nairobi, Kenya; Maureen Reagan comments from the 1984 Vienna Commission meeting; a request from Congresswoman Barbara Boxer for the pre-Conference report to Congress; requests for Asian American women in the delegation to the Conference and request for the United States to block efforts to deny Israeli participation in the Conference.

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IT 086-26

Trusteeship Council, U.N. (1 folder; Box 31)
This secondary subject category contains press releases relating to the trusteeship of Palau and the enactment of the Compact of Free Association with the United States.

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IT086-27

United States Mission to the United Nations (0.9 l.ft.; Box 31-33)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the recommendations, appointments and resignations of United States Representative to the United Nations (Jeane Kirkpatrick and Vernon Walters)
; appointments and resignations of United States Deputy Representatives; recommendations and appointments of public members of the U.S. delegation; speeches and statements by Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick; Ambassador Kirkpatrick 1981 meeting with President Reagan to discuss Central American and suggest President Reagan address the U.N. General Assembly; arrangements for other Kirkpatrick/President Reagan meetings; support and/or objections to Ambassador. Kirkpatrick’s statements or actions in the U.N.; a Department of State briefing packet regarding the Falklands conflict for Jeane Kirkpatrick’s appearance on Meet the Press; a review of the structure of the U.S. Mission and recommendations for changes; President Reagan’s meeting with Ambassador Walters in 1987 regarding United States funding of the United Nations and UN reforms; a report from Ambassador Walters on the current situation in Brazil in December 1988; and several press release packets from the Mission for 1986 & 1988.


NOTE: There were many misfiles and misclassifications within this category. The Library has noted and/or transferred material where necessary.  Both IT086-12 (General Assembly, U.N.) and this category contain material regarding the appointment of United States Representatives at the United Nations.

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IT086-28

Industrial Development Organization, U.N. (0.1 l.ft.; Box 33)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the 1981 request for Senate advice and consent for the Constitution of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); the 1985 proclamation of the Constitution with new amendments added by the Congressional ratification process; recommendations for the Deputy Director of UNIDO; and the 1988 Executive Order requesting diplomatic privileges for UNIDO and its staff.

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IT087

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (0.4 l.ft.; Box 33-34)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the United States role in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the decision made in late 1983 to withdraw U.S. funding and U.S. participation in this organization.
From the mid-1970s UNESCO general meetings and resolutions became increasingly politicized, frequently pitting the United States and its allies against the Soviet bloc and lesser developed nations.  The situation reached a crisis point when UNESCO passed a resolution in 1980 adopting a “New World Information Order” which was perceived by many, including professional journalists, as an infringement on freedom of the press. The Reagan Administration stated that it would no longer tolerate politicization of issues, wasteful spending and bureaucratic bloat in this organization.  Not enough reform was perceived in the following three years and the United States withdraw at the end of 1984. Following the U.S. withdrawal, the United Kingdom and Singapore withdrew in 1985.

 

The United States insisted they would return as a full member of UNESCO after enough reforms were enacted and the policy became less politicized.  A reform observation group was formed to monitor UNESCO actions and the International Political Committee of the U.S. State Department provided quarterly reports.

 

The United States returned to UNESCO as a full member in 2003.

 

This category also contains material on the appointment of Jean Broward Gerrard, the United States Representative to UNESCO; appointment of other United States delegation members; strategies for implementing the withdrawal of the United States from UNESCO; positive and negative reactions to the U.S. pull-out from UNESCO; recommendations and the formation of the UNESCO reform observation committee; and some quarterly reports from the International Political Committee.

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IT088

U.S.-Chinese (PRC) Trade Commission) (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library. There is some discussion of the chairmanship of this Commission within IT095, case file 000213.

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IT089

U. S-DRVN (Democratic Republic of Vietnam) Joint Economic Commission) (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT090

U.S.-Iranian Joint Commission of Cooperation (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT091

United-States Mexican Joint Committee for Emergency Planning (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT092

United States-Mexico Commission for Border Developments and Friendship (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT093

United States Mission to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (2 folders; Box 34)
This secondary subject category contains material related to appointments with staff members and photo opportunities with President Reagan for Ambassador David Abshire and Ambassador Alton Keel, Head of the United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) , and other Mission staff members; recommendations for successors to David Abshire; possible nomination of Senator Mack Mattingly to be Under Secretary for NATO; and the resignations of Abshire and Keel.

 

Please see IT067 (North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO) for more material on this organization.

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IT094

United States Commission for UNESCO (2 folders; Box 34)
This secondary subject category contains material related to the U.S. National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO), a federal advisory committee to the Department of State that provides expert advice on UNESCO issues. 

 

All of the original material transferred to the Library for this category related to UNESCO itself (IT087)
and was transferred. The Library identified three case files from IT087 which belonged within this category and they were transferred. Material found concerns the composition, and the appointment process for members of this commission and an Executive Committee decision to reduce the size of the Commission.

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IT095

U.S.-U.S.S.R. Joint Commercial Commission (0.1 l. ft.; Box 34-35)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Commission, established in 1972 by President Nixon to develop commercial and economic relations between the United States and the Soviet Union.  The Commission was inactive until 1984. This category contains material relating to the decision to change the US chairmanship for the Commission from the Secretary of the Treasury to the Secretary of Commerce; instructions on resuming meetings and defining subjects for the agenda contained in the 1985 National Security Decision Directive (NSD) 169; correspondence with General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev noting the start of the tenth (1988) meeting of the Commission and a briefing book for delegates to the April 12-14, 1988 meeting in Moscow.

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IT096

U.S.-USSR Joint Commission on Science and Technology (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT097

U.S.-USSR Joint Committee on Cooperation in Environmental Protection (1 folder; Box 35)
This secondary subject category contains material related to a request for policy guidelines for the U.S. delegation to the 1985 US-USSR Joint Committee meeting regarding “nuclear winter” research.

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IT098

United States – USSR Incidents-at-Sea Consultative Committee (1 folder)
This secondary subject category contained a misclassified case file regarding appointments to the Arms Control Standing Consultative Commission.  The case file has been transferred to FG264 (Arms Control and Disarmament Agency).

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IT099

U.S.-USSR Joint Committee on Agriculture Cooperation (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT100

United States-USSR Trade and Economics Council (2 folders; Box 35)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the May 21-25, 1984 meeting of the Council, co-chaired by future Secretary of Commerce, William Verity; a request from Verity for a Presidential message to the Council meeting and for the President to meet with various Soviet trade officials; and a Heritage Foundation publication from 1988 questioning the function and make-up of the Council.

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IT101

Universal Postal Union (0.3 l.ft.; Box 35-36)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Universal Postal Union which convenes every five years to set regulations for international mailing amongst its members.  This category contains copies of the 1981 regulations and the President’s ratification; and a protracted White House staff and federal agency argument over ratification of the 1986 regulations and its possible anti-competitive regulations regarding private competition with the post office for international mail.  This was specifically about the private enterprise from the 1980s known as “international remailers.”

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IT102

World Health Organization (WHO) (0.1 l.ft; Box )
This secondary subject category contains material regarding the appointment of U.S. delegation members to the World Health Organization (WHO) Assemblies; nominations and resignations of U.S. Representative and Alternate Representative on the Executive Board of WHO; the World Health Assembly’s involvement in the controversy over the marketing of infant formula in developing countries; a request from Surgeon General C. Everett Koop for full U.S. funding of the WHO and a strong recommendation for a photo opportunity with President Reagan for the World Health Organization staff fighting the AIDS epidemic.

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IT103

World Intellectual Property Organization (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT104

World Meteorological Organization (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT105

World Tourism Organization (2 folders; Box 36)
This secondary subject category contains material regarding support for a candidate for Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization; and the drafting of an Executive Order designating the Organization a “public international organization” for US legal purposes.

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IT106

African Development Fund (1 folder; Box 36)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to two reviews of legislation proposed by the Department of Treasury in 1982 and 1983 to authorize release of appropriated monies to the African Development Fund and the Nomination of Nicholas Brady as the United States Governor of the African Development Fund.

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IT107

International Fertilizer Development Center (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT108

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) (0.1 l.ft.; Box 36)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to a federal agency/White House staff debate on the funding the first replenishment from the United States to the International Fund for Agricultural Development; a debate on negotiations for the second replenishment for the IFAD; non-support for IFAD from various parts of the government; and requests from President Zia of Pakistan, United Nations Secretary General Perez de Cuellar and the Organization of African Unity for the United States to meet its full funding obligations for IFAD.

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IT109

United States Mission to the Organization of American States (2 folders; Box 36)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the appointment and resignations of the Permanent Representative of the United States to the Organization of American States (OAS); a request for an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission detailee for OAS; praise for Vice President Bush’s presence at the Ecuadorian inaugural from Ambassador William Middendorf and a job endorsement from Ambassador Richard McCormack.

 

See additional related material on the Organization of American States in IT070 (Organization of American States)

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IT110

United State Mission to the International Atomic Energy Agency (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

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IT111

U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (2 folders; Box 36)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the resignations and appointments of the United States Representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; and a copy of a speech on mid 1980s economics by Edward J. Streator, US Permanent Representative.

 

Please see IT071 (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) for additional related material.

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IT112

United States Mission to the European Office of the United Nations (0.1 l.ft.; Box 37)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations, nominations and resignations of the United State Representative to the European Office of the United Nations in Geneva. It also contains material regarding the nomination of the Representative of the United States to the European Office of the United Nations in Vienna. This nominee also serves as the Deputy Representative of the United States to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

 

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IT113

United States Mission to the European Communities (3 folders; Box 37)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the resignations and nominations of the Representative of the United States to the European Communities – Thomas Enders, George Vest, William Middendorf and Alfred Kingon. Ambassador Middendorf sent material to the White House related to the Nicaraguan revolution and recommendations for anti-protectionist trade policy to be used by the President in the 1987 State of the Union.

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IT114

United States – China Joint Economic Committee (1 folder; Box 37)
This secondary subject category contained a single case file which was transferred to IT121 (U.S.-People’s Republic of China (PRC) Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade). Please see IT121 for further related material on this category.

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IT115

International Energy Agency (IEA) (0.1 l.ft.; Box 37)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the antitrust protection/defense for United States oil companies participating in the International Energy Agency (IEA) emergency oil sharing system; natural gas security for Europe and development of indigenous western European natural gas supplies; U.S. promotion of market-based solutions to energy security; a report of the U.S. participation in an IEA emergency sharing exercise; proposed meetings with the Executive Director of the IEA; personnel issues for the IEA; and the President’s appreciation to the IEA on their 10th anniversary.

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IT116

U.S.-Japan Economic Relations Group (2 folders; Box 37)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the U.S.-Japan Economic Relations Group (“the Wisemen”).  This Group of eight private citizens (four from each country) was formed in 1979 during a meeting between President Carter and Japanese Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira. This category contains material relating to the retention of all but one of the U.S. members for 1981; some preliminary recommendations for future trade relations; acknowledgement of the final report; and a possible meeting with President Reagan in the fall of 1981.

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IT117

U.S.-Panama Canal Consultative Committee (1 folder; Box 37)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to appointments and resignations to the U.S.-Panama Canal Consultative Committee; and the need to reinstitute the Committee with new members.

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IT118

U.S.-Panama Joint Commission on the Environment (1 folder; Box 37)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the resignations and appointments of members of the Joint Commission on the Environment established by the Panama Canal Treaty and an attempt for the members to have a photograph with President Reagan.

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IT119

International Maritime Satellite Organization (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A

IT120

Iran-United States Claims Tribunal (0.1 l.ft.; Box 37-38)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to recommendations and appointments of United States members of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal; discussion of the ethical questions regarding District Court Judge Malcolm Wilkey accepting an appointment to the Tribunal and his request to withdraw his appointment due to pressing business in the District Court of Columbia Circuit; a disagreement between the Secretary of State and the Attorney General on who would represent the U.S. government at the Tribunal; a ruling by the Tribunal on the disposition of interest accrued by the Security Account; recommended U.S. actions in response to the “crisis of 1984”, the physical assault by two Iranian arbitrators of a third-party arbitrator, Judge Nils Mangard; progress of the Tribunal as of 1987-1988 and the release of the remaining 500 million in Iranian funds; and press guidance on U.S. and Iran actions regarding the Tribunal.

Open

IT121

U.S.-People’s Republic of China (PRC)
Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (1 folder; Box 38)This secondary subject category contains material relating to the establishment of the U.S.-People’s Republic of China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT); areas of responsibility; U.S. Chairmanship by the Secretary of Commerce and the differences with the responsibilities of the U.S.-China Joint Economic Committee (JEC).

Open

IT122

Multinational Force and Observers (1 folder; Box 38)
This secondary subject category contains the published annual reports of the Director General of the Multinational Force and Observers for April 25, 1987 and April 25, 1988.

Open

IT123

International Food Policy Research Institute (Empty)
The White House Office of Records Management did not transfer any material within this secondary subject category to the Library.

N/A

IT124

North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (3 folders; Box 38)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the recommendation, appointment and resignations of the three United States Representatives to the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization.  The White House created secondary subject categories for some of the subunits of this Organization, the North American Commission, the West Greenland Commission, and the North-East Atlantic Commission. However, the Office of Records Management assigned no case files to these additional subject categories.

Open

IT125

International Criminal Police Organization (0.1 l.ft.; Box 38)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to an Executive Order granting some diplomatic privileges to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) to facilitate the United States participation with the Organization

Open

IT126

Inter-American Investment Corporation (2 folders; Box 38)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the United States  membership in the Inter-American Investment Corporation; the President’s attendance at the signing ceremony; recommendation of a General Manager for the Corporation; and a proposed Executive Order granting diplomatic privileges to the Corporation as a public international organization.

Open

IT127

U.S.-India Fund for Cultural, Educational & Scientific Cooperation (0.1 l.ft.; Box 38)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to an Executive Order delegating from President Reagan to Secretary of State George Shultz the substantive and organizational functions for the U.S.-India Fund for Cultural, Educational & Scientific Cooperation.

Open

IT128

Pacific Salmon Commission (3 folders; Box 38)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the selection of the four United States Commissioners for the newly formed Pacific Salmon Commission and an Executive Order granting diplomatic privileges to the Commission as a public international organization.

Open

IT129

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (2 folders; Box 38)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to edits and comments of a proposed Executive Order granting diplomatic privileges to the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency as a public international organization.

Open

Research Availability:
Open - all records in the subject category have been processed and are available for research
Partial - some of the records in the subject category have been processed and available for research
None - no records in the subject category have been processed nor made available for research
N/A - No records came to the Library in this category