The Director General of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (Lehman) to the Secretary of State

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the Department’s communication of 26 August 1944 with regard to two draft sanitary agreements prepared by committees of the Council of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. I was pleased to be advised that the United States Government is, in general, in agreement with the purposes and provisions of the draft agreements and that, subject to the comments enumerated in the communication, your Government is prepared to become a party to the draft agreements in due course.

It is anticipated that the Health Committee at its meeting on 6 September will make some recommendation with respect to the proposals made by your Government and that the draft agreements will be considered by the Council at the Second Session. Therefore, I am transmitting copies of the Department’s communication and of the memorandum attached thereto to the members of the Standing Technical Committee on Health and to the members of the Council. I take pleasure in enclosing herewith two copies of the communication with the memorandum as distributed.

Accept [etc.]

Herbert H. Lehman