Preliminaries to the establishment of an international organization for the maintenance of international peace and security: 1

1. For previous information on preliminaries to the establishment of an international organization for the maintenance of international peace and security, see Foreign Relations, 1943, vol. i, bracketed note, p. 1050.


  1. Commencing on Monday morning, August 21, 1944, the Dumbarton Oaks Conversations lasted a total of 7 weeks, and were held in two phases: the first, (A), ending September 28, between representatives of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; the second, (B), beginning September 29 and ending October 7, between representatives of the United States, the United Kingdom, and China.
  2. Questions regarding the establishment of an international organization left unsettled at Dumbarton Oaks were referred by Acting Secretary of State Stettinius to President Roosevelt on November 15, 1944. For documentation concerning this presentation and subsequent handling of the problems at the highest level, see Foreign Relations, The Conferences at Malta and Yalta, 1945, pp. 44 66.