Bernard J. Firestone: The success of the United Nations in Papua was extraordinary because, under the provisions of the New York Agreement and the subsequent General Assembly resolution, UNTEA was the first case of the Organization’s direct administration of a territory. Another notable feature of that exercise was that its funding was provided by the parties to the conflict.
Source: Bernard J. Firestone. The United Nations under U Thant, 1961 – 1971. Maryland: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2001, p.26.