500.C115/1412: Telegram

The Consul General at Geneva (Tittmann) to the Secretary of State

90. For State and Labor from Commissioner12 and Labor [Consul]:

Refer to our Consulate telegram 80, June 7th.13 Before taking steps toward consulting Governing Body regarding possible relocation, Winant14 wishes to know whether the United States Government would be willing to invite ILO staff to the United States to enable continuation of its work. Number of staff members transferred would not exceed 100 and no individuals would be sent who are not now permitted to pass through France.

This does not imply that any decision to move has been taken but an answer is urgent and essential as a basis for judgment here and for Governing Body consultation which may have to be by telegraph.

  1. Carter Goodrich, United States Labor Commissioner at Geneva; Chairman of the Governing Body of the International Labor Office (ILO).
  2. Not printed.
  3. John G. Winant, Director, International Labor Office, Geneva.