Lot 60–D 224, Box 56: D.O./Conv. A/JSC Mins. 1–12

Informal Minutes of Meeting No. 8 of the Joint Steering Committee Held at 12:15 p.m., August 31, at Dumbarton Oaks

Present: Sir Alexander Cadogan and Mr. Jebb of the British group;
Ambassador Gromyko, Mr. Sobolev, and Mr. Berezhkov of the Soviet group;
Mr. Stettinius, Mr. Dunn, and Mr. Pasvolsky of the American group.
Mr. Hiss also present, as secretary.

At the beginning of the meeting Mr. Pasvolsky distributed copies of a memorandum entitled “List of Nations which Participated in Hot [Page 757] Springs, UNRRA and Bretton Woods Conferences”,42 as he had agreed to do at the last meeting of the Committee.43

It was explained again that the distinction which has been made between United Nations and nations or authorities associated with the United Nations has been that the former is composed of nations which have actually declared war on the Axis and that the latter consists, first, of authorities (French Committee of National Liberation) and, second, of states which have actively assisted in the prosecution of the war but have not formally declared war. It was also brought out that a mere breaking of relations with the Axis does not, ipso facto, bring a state within the category of “associated nations”.

Ambassador Gromyko said that he understood that the Committee would regard this list as supplementary information but that there would be no attempt at this stage of the conversations to determine upon an actual list of the initial members of the proposed organization. He said further that it was his understanding that the joint recommendations to be prepared as a result of the present conversations will not contain an actual list of proposed initial members but will contain a general formula governing initial membership.

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List of Nations Which Participated in Hot Springs, UNRRA and Bretton Woods Conferences 44

united nations

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Australia Cuba
Belgium Czechoslovakia
Bolivia Dominican Republic
Brazil El Salvador
Canada Ethiopia
China Greece
Colombia Guatemala
Costa Rica Haiti
Honduras Norway
India Panama
Iran Philippine Commonwealth
Iraq Poland
Liberia Union of South Africa
Luxembourg U.S.S.R.
Mexico U.K.
Netherlands U.S.A.
New Zealand Yugoslavia

states or authorities associated with the united nations in the war

Chile Iceland
Ecuador Paraguay
Egypt Peru
French Committee of National Liberation Uruguay


Danish Minister at Washington, attending in a personal capacity

  1. The annex, below.
  2. See footnote 31, p. 747.
  3. Reference is made to the United Nations Conference on Food and Agriculture, Hot Springs, Virginia, May 18–June 3, 1943 (for documentation, see Foreign Relations, 1943, vol. i, pp. 820 ff.); the first session of the Council of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, held at Atlantic City, New Jersey, November 10–December 1, 1943 (for documentation, see Department of State publication No. 2040, Conference Series No. 53: First Session of the Council of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration: Selected Documents (Washington, 1944); and the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference, Bretton Woods. New Hampshire, July 1–22, 1944 (for documentation, see Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. ii, pp. 106 ff.).