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THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, APRIL 25–JUNE 26, 1945

Chapter I: January 1–March 8, 1945

Date Paper Page
Introductory Note by the Editor
Historical note; information on Conference structure and documentation; purpose and scope of compilation; List of Persons.
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1945 Jan. 2 The Secretary of State to Diplomatic Officers in Certain American Republics
Summary of December 29 meeting of Secretary of State Stettinius with Heads of Mission of American Republics to continue discussions concerning international organization: Dumbarton Oaks Proposals Chapter I, respect for international treaties, juridical equality of nations, respect of territorial integrity.
10
Jan. 7–23 Extracts From the Diary of Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., Secretary of State, December 1, 1944–July 3, 1945
Notes on Secretary’s anxiety lest six Latin American “associated nations” be excluded from initial participation in the forthcoming UN Conference unless they qualified as United Nations; preparation of policy papers for the President to take to Yalta Conference; and problem of clearing up unsettled issues from the Dumbarton Oaks Conversations, such as the proposed compromise voting formula.
12
Jan. 13 Memorandum of Conversation? by Mr. Leo Pasvolsky, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
Second conversation with Ambassador Gromyko on subjects related to the Dumbarton Oaks proposals: Regional arrangements; the ICJ; trusteeships; League of Nations; initial membership; site for UN headquarters; views of Latin American governments; and voting in the Security Council.
14
Jan. 13 Memorandum by Mr. Leo Pasvolsky, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
Memorandum for the President regarding forthcoming conversations with Colonel Stanley, British Secretary of State for the Colonies; outline of US and British views on dependent areas; annex, a memorandum on background of recent Departmental work regarding dependent areas.
18
Jan. 17 Mr. Leo Pasvolsky, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State, to the Counselor of the British Embassy (Wright)
Acknowledgement of note informing of British acceptance of the President’s proposal on voting in the Security Council.
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Jan. 23 Memorandum by the Secretary of War (Stimson) to the Secretary of State
Views on international trusteeship.
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[Page XVI]Jan. 26 Record of Informal Meeting With Diplomatic Representatives of Certain American Republics, Held at Washington, January 26, 1945, 3 p.m.
Summary of address by Under Secretary Grew; discussion of Dumbarton Oaks Proposals: II(5), Principles: use of armed forces; VIII,C, Regional Arrangements; III(1), Membership; IV, Principal Organs; V, B, General Assembly: functions and powers and the question of withdrawal of members from the UN.
27
Jan. 27 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman)
Department’s comments on points of view expressed in an article by H. Malinin in War and the Working Class on creation of an international security organization.
34
Jan. 30 Policy Papers for President Roosevelt
Yalta Briefing Book papers: (a) World Security (Mexico City Conference, and discussions with Latin American Ambassadors in Washington); (b) International Court of Justice (provisions of the Proposals and proposed meeting of a UN Committee of Jurists to prepare a draft statute of the court); and (c) Liquidation of the League of Nations (recommendation to leave the question for consideration at the UN Conference).
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Jan. 31 Record of Informal Meeting With Diplomatic Representatives of Certain American Republics, Held at Washington, January 31, 1945, 3 p.m.
Preamble: respect for treaties; VI, A and B, Security Council; VII, ICJ.
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Feb. 5 Record of Informal Meeting With Diplomatic Representatives of Certain American Republics, Held at Washington, February 5, 1945, 3 p.m.
VIII, A, Pacific Settlement of Disputes; VIII, B, Threats to the Peace: enforcement procedures — diplomatic, economic measures, or action by air, naval or land forces, provision of armed forces to the Council by the UN members, Military Staff Committee; VIII,C, Regional Arrangements; IX, Economic and Social Cooperation.
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Feb. 5 The Chief of the Division of Eastern European Affairs (Durbrow) to the Chief of the Division of International Organization Affairs (Sandifer)
Transmittal of memorandum outlining the Polish Government’s preliminary views on the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals.
58
Feb. 9 Record of Informal Meeting With Diplomatic Representatives of Certain American Republics, Held at Washington, February 9, 1945, 3 p.m.
X, Secretariat; XI, Amendments to the Charter; XII, Transitional Arrangements.
60
Feb. 11 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Caffery)
Substance of communiqué to be issued at termination of Yalta Conference announcing (a) agreements on the voting procedure in the Security Council (b) the convening of the UN Conference on April 25, 1945; (c) authorization of the US, the UK, and the USSR to consult on behalf of all three governments the Republic of China and the Provisional Government of France regarding the proposed issuance of [Page XVII]invitations to the Conference on behalf of the UK, the USSR, China, and France; proposed consultation of the five inviting Governments, prior to the conference, on trusteeship.
67
Feb. 11 Memorandum of Conversation, by the Acting Secretary of State
Telegram no. 546 read to the French Ambassador (Bonnet) setting forth plans for the UN Conference; an early reply requested of his Government.
68
Feb. 12 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman)
Message for Secretary Stettinius concerning the question of Department’s making public the fact that the voting procedure accepted at Yalta Conference was a US proposal.
69
Feb. 13 Statement Released to the Press by the White House, February 13, 1945
List of names of US Delegation to the UN Conference.
70
Feb. 13 Memorandum by the Assistant Secretary of State (MacLeish)
Publicity policy of the Department of State regarding the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals.
70
Feb. 13 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the Secretary of State
Question of publicizing United States authorship of voting proposal.
71
Feb. 13 Mr. Harry L. Hopkins, Special Assistant to President Roosevelt, to the Director of the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion (Byrnes)
Question of possible United States request for additional votes in the Assembly to achieve parity for the United States; satisfactory replies received by President Roosevelt from Prime Minister Churchill and Marshal Stalin.
72
Feb. 15 The Minister in Egypt (Tuck) to the Acting Secretary of State
France being given 3-day time limit to decide to join as sponsoring power prior to issuance of invitations.
72
Feb. 16 The Acting Secretary of State to the Charge in Brazil (Daniels)
Inadvisability of sending invitations before March 1.
73
Feb. 17 The Chargé in Brazil (Daniels) to the Acting Secretary of State
Message from Secretary Stettinius commenting on a reference to the agreed voting provisions as “the compromise” which had been made in the Acting Secretary’s telegram of February 17.
73
Feb. 19 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Mexico (Messersmith)
Pressure on French Ambassador to hasten response regarding sponsorship.
74
Feb. 20 The Ambassador in Guatemala (Long) to the Acting Secretary of State
Desire of Secretary Stettinius to issue invitations February 21 from the White House and to include invitation in his opening remarks at Mexico City Conference.
75
Feb. 20 The Acting Secretary of State to President Roosevelt
Proposed procedure regarding issuance of invitations on March 1.
76
[Page XVIII]Feb. 20 Memorandum of Telephone Conversations, by the Acting Secretary of State
Invitations for UN Conference, announcement of voting procedure; Secretary Stettinius agrees to leave matter to Acting Secretary Grew.
77
Feb. 20 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Caffery)
Reassurance to France that trusteeship consultations would not deal with specific territories.
80
Feb. 21 The Acting Secretary of State to President Roosevelt
Proposed public statement regarding voting procedure
81
Feb. 21 The Ambassador in Mexico (Messersmith) to the Acting Secretary of State
Secretary Stettinius’ eagerness to have French response on sponsorship before delivery of his address on February 22.
82
Feb. 21 The Ambassador in France (Caffery) to the Acting Secretary of State
Expectation of France to attend United Nations Conference; inquiry concerning relation of Franco-Soviet treaty to the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals.
83
Feb. 22 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Mexico (Messersmith)
Proposed press statement on the question of issuing an invitation to Poland to attend the UN Conference.
83
Feb. 22 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman)
United States concurrence in British proposal regarding issuance of invitation to Saudi Arabia to attend the UN Conference.
84
Feb. 22 Memorandum by George M. Elsey of the White House Map Room to the Acting Secretary of State
President Roosevelt’s message of February 21 authorizing Acting Secretary Grew to make final decision regarding invitations and release text of voting agreement.
85
Feb. 23 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman)
Question of Soviet concurrence in proposal regarding Saudi Arabia’s adherence to United Nations Declaration.
86
Feb. 23 The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Iceland (Dreyfus)
Iceland required to qualify in same manner as members of United Nations in order to attend the Conference.
86
Feb. 23 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Proposed procedure for issuance of invitations on March 1.
87
Feb. 23 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Text of proposed invitation.
89
Feb. 24 Memorandum of Conversation, by the Acting Secretary of State
France willing to act as sponsor with one reservation—the right to present amendments to the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals for consideration at the Conference.
90
[Page XIX]Feb. 25 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Caffery)
United States attitude toward French acceptance of invitation to act as sponsor with reservation.
91
Feb. 26 Memorandum by the Chairman of the State–War–Navy Coordinating Committee (Dunn) to the Secretary of State
Joint Chiefs of Staff express no objection to proposed discussion of international trusteeships under certain specified conditions.
93
Feb. 26 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
British proposal for changed wording of invitation to meet French reservation.
95
Feb. 27 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Text of message from Secretary Stettinius to Mr. Eden insisting on issuance of invitations on March 1 and urging France to join in sponsorship.
96
Feb. 27 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
Third proposal submitted to the French Embassy by the British Foreign Office regarding possibility of issuance by French Government of unilateral statement reserving right to offer amendments to the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals.
97
Feb. 27 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the Secretary of State
Soviet approval for issuance of invitations on March 1 in names of United States, United Kingdom, China, and the Soviet Union only.
98
Feb. 28 The Ambassador in France (Caffery) to the Secretary of State
Proposed formulae regarding change in text of invitation.
99
Feb. 28 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Postponement of issuance of invitations until completion of consultations with France.
100
Feb. 28 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
Approval by French Cabinet of modification of invitation text and issuance of separate declaration by French Government regarding right to propose amendments to the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals.
100
Feb. 28 The Ambassador in France (Caffery) to the Secretary of State
Proposed press statement by Mr. Bidault at time of announcement of French participation in Conference.
101
Feb. 28 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
Text of reply from Mr. Eden to Mr. Stettinius’ message of February 27.
102
Mar. 2 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the Secretary of State
Soviet refusal to agree to proposed modification of text of paragraph 2 of invitation to the Conference.
103
[Page XX]Mar. 2 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman)
Postponement of issuance of invitations to allow France to present its case directly to the Soviet Government; final plan to issue invitations on March 5 at noon.
103
Mar. 3 The Ambassador in France (Caffery) to the Secretary of State
French endeavor to persuade Soviets to change their point of view.
104
Mar. 4 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Plan to deliver invitations March 5 without France as a sponsoring Government.
105
Mar. 4 The Acting Secretary of State to Certain Diplomatic Representatives
Announcement of anticipated issuance of invitations to the United Nations Conference, for information of nations not invited to attend the Conference.
106
Mar. 5 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the Secretary of State
Soviet support of invitation-form worked out in Yalta Conference.
106
Mar. 5 Memorandum of the Acting Secretary’s Press and Radio News Conference
Background statement regarding question of extending invitation to either the London Polish Government or the provisional government functioning in Poland.
108
Mar. 6 The Ambassador in France (Caffery) to the Secretary of State
Communiqué released to the press concerning anticipated role of the French in the Conference.
109
Mar. 8 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Caffery)
Background statement to press regarding France as a sponsoring nation.
110
Mar. 8 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Caffery)
Background statement to press regarding France as a sponsoring nation.
111
Mar. 8 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Emphasis on the point that no conflict exists between the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals and such regional security arrangements as the Act of Chapultepec and the Soviet-French alliance.
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Chapter II: March 9–April 9, 1945

Date Paper Page
1945 Mar. 9 The Soviet Embassy to the Department of State
Question of inviting to the Conference representatives of the Polish Provisional Government acting in Warsaw.
113
[Page XXI]Mar. 11 The Polish Ambassador (Ciechanowski) to the Secretary of State
Assertion of the Polish Government’s right to participate in the Conference.
114
Mar. 13 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Proposal to hold pre-Conference meeting of the Committee of Jurists.
119
Mar. 13 Minutes of the First Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at Washington, Tuesday, March 13, 1945, 11 a.m.
Conference problems: administration, organization, publicity, trusteeship, League of Nations liquidation, Committee of Jurists.
116
Mar. 14 Memorandum by the Secretary of State to President Roosevelt
Chinese Communist representation on Chinese Delegation.
120
Mar. 15 The Secretary of State to the Charge in China (Atcheson)
President Roosevelt’s message to President Chiang Kai-shek regarding Chinese Delegation.
121
Mar. 15 Memorandum of Conversation, by the Adviser on Caribbean Affairs (Taussig)
Conversation with President. Roosevelt regarding trusteeship, Arabia, Caribbean bases, East Asian peoples, Indo-China, and New Caledonia.
121
Mar. 15 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Polish representation at the Conference.
124
Mar. 16 Memorandum by the Secretary of State to President Roosevelt
Senator Vandenberg’s proposed amendments to the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals.
125
Mar. 16 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman)
Text of United States note to Soviet Embassy regarding three-point proposal submitted by the Chinese at Dumbarton Oaks for inclusion in the Charter.
126
Mar. 16 Memorandum by the Secretary of State to President Roosevelt
Congressional consultations oh international-organization problems.
127
Mar. 16 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Proposed pre-Conference Five-Power consultation on trusteeship questions.
128
Mar. 16 Memorandum of Conversation, by the Deputy Director of the Office of Special Political Affairs (Hiss)
Conversation of Secretary Stettinius with British and Soviet Ambassadors regarding arrangements for Conference.
128
Mar. 16 Memorandum Prepared in the Department of State
Conference arrangements; memorandum handed to British, Soviet, and Chinese Ambassadors.
131
Mar. 17 Memorandum of Conversation, by the Assistant Secretary of State (Dunn)
Members of Soviet Delegation; participation of Soviet Republics in Conference.
132
[Page XXII]Mar. 17 Memorandum by the Interdepartmental Committee on Dependent Areas
Draft statement on international trusteeship, submitted to the Secretary of State’s Staff Committee.
134
Mar. 17 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
British Foreign Office official’s views on questions of Syria and Lebanon, International Court of Justice, Polish participation, and trusteeship.
138
Mar. 18–Apr. 7 Extracts From the Diary of Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., Secretary of State, December 1, 1944–July 3, 1945
Dependent peoples.
140
Mar. 19 The Latvian Minister (Bilmanis) to the Secretary of State
Proposed Latvian participation in Conference.
141
Mar. 21 The British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Eden) to the British Ambassador in the United States (Halifax)
Participation of Soviet Republics in the Conference.
142
Mar. 22 Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State to President Roosevelt
Participation of two Soviet Republics in the Conference.
144
Mar. 22 The Secretary of State to the Polish Ambassador (Ciechanowski)
Polish representation at the Conference.
145
Mar. 22 The Charge in China (Atcheson) to the Secretary of State
Reference to the three proposals made by the Chinese delegation at Dumbarton Oaks and request that the United States transmit the proposals to all governments invited to UNCIO.
146
Mar. 22 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) Pre-Conference meeting of Committee of Jurists; proposed procedure approved by British and Chinese Governments. 146
Mar. 22 The Soviet Embassy to the Department of State
Question of inviting Poland to the Conference.
147
Mar. 23 Memorandum of Conversation, by the Acting Secretary of State
Soviet request that Poland be invited to the Conference.
148
Mar. 23 Minutes of the Second Meeting (Executive Session) of the United States Delegation, Held at Washington, Friday, March 23, 1945, 10 a.m.
Proposal to invite various private national organizations to the Conference.
148
Mar. 23 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Participation of Soviet Republics in the Conference.
150
Mar. 23 Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State to President Roosevelt
List of names of Soviet Delegation.
151
Mar. 23 Memorandum by the Acting Secretary of State to President Roosevelt
Authorization requested for statement regarding representation of two Soviet Republics in the UN.
152
[Page XXIII]Mar. 23 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Requests from five inter-Governmental organizations for invitations.
153
Mar. 23 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the Secretary of State
Soviet agreement on procedure regarding meeting of Committee of Jurists.
154
Mar. 24 The Acting Secretary of State to Certain Diplomatic Representatives
Invitation to meeting of the Committee of Jurists.
154
Mar. 24 President Roosevelt to the Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of the Soviet Union (Stalin)
Disappointment that Mr. Molotov was not to attend the Conference.
156
Mar. 24 The Acting Secretary of State to Certain Diplomatic Representatives
Proposals on questions of Conference organization and procedures.
156
Mar. 25 The Soviet Ambassador (Gromyko) to the Secretary of State
Soviet insistence on participation of the Soviet Ukraine and the Soviet White Russia in UNCIO as charter members.
158
Mar. 26 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
Polish representation at the Conference.
159
Mar. 27 The Chinese Ambassador (Wei) to the Secretary of State
Communist Party represented in Chinese Delegation.
160
Mar. 27 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Caffery)
French participation in preliminary conversations on trusteeship.
160
Mar. 28 Memorandum of Conversation, by Mr. Leo Pasvolsky, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
Liquidation of the League of Nations.
161
Mar. 28 The Department of State to the British Embassy
Proposal for prior consultation among the sponsoring nations on any proposed amendments submitted to the Conference by them individually or severally.
162
Mar. 29 The Secretary of State to the Soviet Ambassador (Gromyko)
Representation of Soviet Republics.
163
Mar. 29 The Department of State to the Soviet Embassy
Polish representation.
164
Mar. 29 President Roosevelt to the British Prime Minister (Churchill)
Quoted telegram of March 27 from Marshal Stalin regarding Mr. Molotov’s inability to attend Conference.
165
Mar. 29 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the Secretary of State
Decision of the Soviet Union not to send Mr. Molotov to the Conference.
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[Page XXIV]Mar. 29 Memorandum by Mr. Charles E. Bohlen, Assistant to the Secretary of State for White House Liaison, of a Meeting at the White House, Thursday, March 29, 1945, 11:45 a.m.
Proposed press statement regarding two Soviet Republics, President Roosevelt’s plans to attend Conference, and role of consultants in the Conference.
166
Mar. 30 Minutes of the Third Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at Washington, Friday, March 30, 1945, 11 a.m.
Discussion of the White House press statement on representation of Soviet Republics in the UN, and Secretary Stettinius’ press statement on this subject.
168
Mar. 30 The Secretary of State to the Soviet Ambassador (Gromyko)
United States views on structure of the Conference.
174
Mar. 30 The British Ambassador (Halifax) to the Secretary of State
Summary of report by the League Supervisory Committee on question of liquidation of the League of Nations.
175
Mar. 31 The Soviet Embassy to the Department of State
Soviet agreement with United States proposal regarding consultation of the four inviting Powers before submitting their proposals to the Conference.
179
Apr. 2 The Secretary of State to President Roosevelt
Request for Presidential views on draft press statement on United States request for two additional votes in the General Assembly; statement to be made April 3.
179
Apr. 2 The Counselor of the British Embassy (Makins) to Mr. Leo Pasvolsky, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
Liquidation of the League of Nations.
180
Apr. 3 The Department of State to the British Embassy
Suggestions concerning allocation of Commission and Committee positions at the Conference.
181
Apr. 3 Minutes of the Fourth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at Washington, Tuesday, April 3, 1945, 10 a.m.
Proposed press statement on participation of the two Soviet Republics in the UN; administrative matters.
183
Apr. 3 Minutes of the First Meeting of the Informal Organizing Group on Arrangements for the San Francisco Conference, Held at Washington, Tuesday, April 3, 1945, 2:45 p.m.
Conference organization, allocation of positions, official languages, press policy, denial of requests of the Italian and the Korean Governments for representation by observers, unofficial representation of five international organizations, consultation of sponsoring states on amendments of Dumbarton Oaks Proposals.
189
Apr. 3 Memorandum Prepared in the Department of State
Official languages to be used at the Conference.
192
Apr. 3 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
British promise of support for the three Chinese Proposals suggested for inclusion in the Charter.
193
Apr. 3 The Secretary of State to the Legal Adviser (Hackworth)
Designation of Mr. Hackworth as United States Representative on the UN Committee of Jurists.
193
[Page XXV]Apr. 3 The Secretary of State to Mr. Leo Pasvolsky, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
Designation of Mr. Pasvolsky as United States Representative in preliminary consultations on international trusteeship.
194
Apr. 3 The Lithuanian Minister (Zadeikis) to the Secretary of State
Request for Lithuanian representation at the Conference.
195
Apr. 5 Extracts From President Roosevelt’s Press and Radio Conference at the Little White House, Warm Springs, Georgia, April 5, 1945, 2 p.m.
President Roosevelt’s description of the “quiet way” in which Marshal Stalin made his plea for representation of the Soviet Republics in the UN.
196
Apr. 5 The Secretary of the Interior (Ickes) to the Secretary of State
International trusteeship problem.
198
Apr. 5 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Question of the resumption of normal diplomatic relations with Argentina.
199
Apr. 5 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Caffery)
Proposal that France join in sponsoring the Conference.
201
Apr. 6 The Acting Consul General of Estonia in Charge of Legation (Kaiv) to the Secretary of State
Request for Estonian representation at the Conference.
203
Apr. 7 Memorandum of Conversation, by the Chief of the Division of, Dependent Areas (Gerig)
Review of draft memorandum on trusteeship; differing views of the Navy Department, the War Department, the Interior Department, and the State Department.
204
Apr. 7 The Secretary of State to the Italian Ambassador (Tarchiani)
Denial of Italian request to send an observer to the Conference.
206
Apr. 7 The Secretary of State to Mr. Alexander C. Kirk, United States Political Adviser to the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theatre
Denial of Albanian request for participation in the Conference.
207
Apr. 8 Memorandum of Conversation, by the Director of the Office of Special Political Affairs (Hiss)
Question of presidency of the Conference.
208
Apr. 8–14 Extract From the Diary of Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., Secretary of State, December 1, 1944–July 3, 1945
International trusteeship problems.
209
Apr. 9 The Secretary of State to President Roosevelt
International trusteeship problems.
211
Apr. 9 Memorandum by the Secretary of State to President Roosevelt
Paper on international trusteeship.
214
Apr. 9 Memorandum of Conversation, by Mr. Leo Pasvolsky, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
Chairmanship of the Committee of Jurists.
214
[Page XXVI]Apr. 9 Minutes of the Fifth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at Washington, Monday, April 9, 1945, 3:15 p.m.
Discussion of Dumbarton Oaks Proposals and statements of changes suggested for discussion by the various delegations: Name and Preamble, I (Purposes), and II (Principles).
215
Apr. 9 Memorandum Prepared in the Department of State
Allocation of Commission and Committee positions at the Conference.
225
Apr. 9 Memorandum Prepared in the Department of State
Records to be made of proceedings of the Conference.
226

Chapter III: April 10–April 24, 1945

Date Paper Page
1945 Apr. 10 Minutes of the Sixth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at Washington, Tuesday, April 10, 1945, 10:15 a.m.
Press policy; developments in the Committee of Jurists; II, Principles; III, Membership; and IV, Principle Organs.
227
Apr. 10 Minutes of the Second Meeting of the Informal Organizing Group on Arrangements for the San Francisco Conference, Held at Washington, Tuesday, April 10, 1945, 3 p.m.
Organization of the Conference, allocation of Conference positions, official languages, unofficial representation of five international organizations, consultation of sponsoring powers on amendment proposals, Conference documentation, languages.
235
Apr. 10 The Secretary of State to President Roosevelt
Request received by the Department that World Trade Union Conference be represented as advisers to the Conference.
240
Apr. 10 The Secretary of State to President Roosevelt
Soviet proposal for four Chairmen representing each of sponsoring nations at the Conference.
240
Apr. 11 Minutes of the Seventh Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 1945, 9 a.m.
V, General Assembly.
241
Apr. 11 Minutes of the Eighth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 1945, 11 a.m.
IX, Economic and Social Cooperation.
259
Apr. 11 The Soviet Ambassador (Gromyko) to the Secretary of State
Soviet protest regarding failure of Committee of Jurists to accept Soviet porposal for four chairmen representing the four sponsoring nations.
269
Apr. 12 Minutes of the Ninth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at Washington, Thursday, April 12, 1945, 9 a.m.
Four problems arising from discussions in the Committee of Jurists: election of judges to the Court, compulsory jurisdiction, advisory opinions, and right of an international organization like the ILO to request advisory opinions; review of Proposals and suggestions for consideration: VI, Security Council; VIII, A and B, Arrangements for the Maintenance of International Peace and Security, Pacific Settlement of Disputes, and Determination of Threats to the Peace.
269
[Page XXVII]Apr. 12 Minutes of the Ninth Meeting (Executive Session) of the United States Delegation (A), Held at Washington, Thursday, April 12, 1945
Chairmanship of the Conference; question of admission of the Soviet Republics as initial members of the UN.
278
Apr. 13 Memorandum by the Secretary of State to President Truman
Report on preparations for UNCIO: activities of the United States Delegation, presidency of Conference, trusteeships, and question of initial membership of the Soviet Republics.
281
Apr. 13 Minutes of the Third Meeting of the Informal Organizing Group on Arrangements for the San Francisco Conference, Held at Washington, Friday, April 13, 1945, noon
Allocation of Conference positions, chairmanship of Conference, languages, nationality of unofficial observers from inter-governmental organizations (reference to representatives of ILO and League of Nations), initial membership of the Soviet Republics in the UN; permanent adjournment of the Informal Organizing Group.
283
Apr. 13 Memorandum by Mr. Leo Pasvolsky, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
Status of the trusteeship problem.
288
Apr. 13 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the Secretary of State
Premier Stalin’s agreement to send Mr. Molotov to Washington and then to San Francisco as head of Soviet Delegation.
289
Apr. 14 Memorandum by the Secretary of State
Trusteeship issue.
290
Apr. 14 The Secretary of State to the Soviet Ambassador (Gromyko)
Chairmanship of the Jurists’ Committee and the Conference.
291
Apr. 14 Memorandum of Conversation, by Mr. Cabot Coville of the Office of Special Political Affairs
Soviet views on various aspects of Conference arrangements.
291
Apr. 15–23 Extracts From the Diary of Edward R. Stettinius, Jr., Secretary of State, December 1, 1944–July 3, 1945
Polish representation; initial membership of Soviet Republics.
292
Apr. 16 Memorandum of Conversation, by the Assistant Secretary of State (Dunn)
Plans for preliminary conversations on trusteeship.
295
Apr. 16 Minutes of the Tenth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at Washington, Monday, April 16, 1945, 9 a.m.
Allocation of Conference assignments for other countries; general discussion on the character of changes to be proposed by United States Delegation; V,B(6), General Assembly: Vandenberg proposal on adjustment of treaties; VIII,C, Regional Arrangements, XII, Transitional Arrangements; and VIII, A(7), Pacific Settlement of Disputes.
296
Apr. 17 The Ambassador in France (Caffery) to the Secretary of State
France declines invitation to act as fifth sponsoring nation.
310
[Page XXVIII]Apr. 17 Minutes of the Eleventh Meeting (Executive Session) of the United States Delegation, Held at Washington, Tuesday, April 17, 1945, 9 a.m.
Meeting of Secretaries of War and Navy with the Delegation to discuss trusteeship; language of report of Jurists’ Committee.
Apr. 17 Memorandum of Conversation, by the Secretary of State
Discussion between Mr. Stettinius and Mr. Eden on various plans for the Conference: Chairmanships Committee memberships, languages, Steering Committee procedure, Poland, and Argentina.
Apr. 17 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman)
Soviet proposal regarding nationality of unofficial observers representing inter-Governmental organizations.
Apr. 17 The Soviet Embassy to the Department of State
Soviet insistence on inviting to the Conference the Polish Provisional Government functioning in Poland.
Apr. 18 Minutes of the Twelfth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at Washington, Wednesday, April 18, 1945, 9:10 a.m.
VIII, A(7), Pacific Settlement of Disputes: domestic jurisdiction; XI, Amendments; III Membership: withdrawal; IX, A(1), Economic and Social Cooperation; review of decisions tentatively reached for suggestions on the Proposals: Preamble, Chapters I through VI, VIII, A(5, 7) and B(1), and XII; text of draft proposal on trusteeship.
Apr. 18 Memorandum by the Secretary of State to the Under Secretary of State (Grew)
Meeting of the Secretaries of State, War, and Navy with President Truman on trusteeship.
Apr. 18 Memorandum by the Secretaries of State, War, and Navy to President Truman
Policy directive on trusteeship, approved by President Truman.
Apr. 18 The Chargé in the Soviet Union (Kennan) to the Secretary of State
Text of Mr. Molotov’s note of March 31 approving invitations to non-official representatives of five inter-Governmental organizations.
Apr. 18 Memorandum of Conversation, by the Secretary of State
Soviet attitude on questions of chairmanship, nationality of representatives of international organizations, and submission of proposed amendments through the various delegations rather than individuals.
Apr. 19 Memorandum by the Secretary of State to President Truman
Conclusion of review by the American Delegation of the Proposals; tentative U.S. revisions of the Proposals with respect to Purposes, Principles, General Assembly, Security Council, Maintenance of Peace and Security, and Amendments; questions deferred: Preamble, definition of the right of self-defense, the chapter on economic and social cooperation, and a possible withdrawal provision.
[Page XXIX]Apr. 21 Memorandum of Conversation, by Mr. Leo Pasvolsky, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
Views of the Mexican Delegation on proposed modifications of the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals, and Mr. Pasyolsky’s comments on their four major points.
355
Apr. 23 Minutes of the Thirteenth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Monday, April 23, 1945, 11 a.m.
Summary statement on administrative and procedural subjects discussed.
360
Apr. 23 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Denial of Danish request to be represented by an observer at the Conference.
361
Apr. 23 Memorandum by the Secretary of State to President Truman
Report on recommendations of the Committee of Jurists concerning the statute of the new Court.
362
Apr. 23 Minutes of the First Four-Power Preliminary Meeting on Questions of Organization and Admission, Held at Washington, Monday, April 23, 1945, 9:35 p.m.
Questions of organization and admission of States to the Conference: Soviet Republics, chairmanship, commissions and committees, languages, nationality of observers or advisers to the Conference, Soviet promise of support of Chinese proposals to be discussed with other proposed changes in the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals.
363
Apr. 24 Minutes of the Fourteenth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Tuesday, April 24, 1945, 9:30 a.m.
Principal proposals by other Governments and arguments against them: II, Principles, III, Membership, V, B, General Assembly, VI, Security Council; press policy.
374
Apr. 24 Minutes of the Fifteenth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Tuesday, April 24, 1945, 3:35 p.m.
Summary statement on subjects discussed.
379
Apr. 24 The Department of State to the Embassy of the Soviet Union
Reiteration of United States position that it could not agree to extension of an invitation to the Provisional Government functioning in Warsaw.
379
Apr. 24 Memorandum by Mr. Charles E. Bohlen, Assistant to the Secretary of State, of a Conversation Held at San Francisco, April 24, 1945, 5:45 p.m.
Discussion of Secretary Stettinius with Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov and Ambassador Gromyko on problems of chairmanship, admission of the Soviet Republics, and invitation to Poland.
380

Chapter IV: April 25–May 7, 1945

Date Paper Page
1945 Apr. 25 Minutes of the Sixteenth Meeting of the United States Delegation (A), Held at San Francisco, Wednesday, April 25, 1945, 8:35 a.m.
Miscellaneous announcements.
385
[Page XXX]Apr. 25 Minutes of the Sixteenth Meeting (Executive Session) of the United States Delegation (B), Held at San Francisco, Wednesday, April 25, 1945, 9:30 a.m.
US relations with the USSR on question of Poland and on the problem of votes for the two additional Soviet Republics; Argentina.
386
Apr. 25 Minutes of the Second Four-Power Preliminary Meeting on Questions of Organization and Admission, Held at San Francisco, April 25, 1945, 11 a.m.
Plans for opening session of the Conference.
402
Apr. 25 Minutes of the Seventeenth Meeting (Executive Session) of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Wednesday, April 25, 1945, 8:40 p.m.
Questions of presidency of the Conference, Argentina, and admission of Soviet Republics.
407
Apr. 26 Minutes of the Eighteenth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, April 26, 1945, 9:30 a.m.
Discussion on Argentina and admission of two Soviet Republics; proposed revisions II(4,8, and unnumbered paragraph), Principles; III(1), Membership; V,B(1), General Assembly; VIII,B(1), Threats to the Peace; X(1–6), Secretariat; and XI(2, and new paragraph), Amendments: withdrawal provision.
414
Apr. 26 Memorandum by Mr. Charles E. Bohlen, Member of the United States Delegation, of a Conversation Held at San Francisco, April 26, 1945, 10:20 a.m.
Secretary Stettinius informs Mr. Molotov of his optimism on question of Steering Committee approval of admission of Soviet Republics as initial members of the proposed UN.
444
Apr. 26 Minutes of the Nineteenth Meeting of the United States Delegation (A), Held at San Francisco, Thursday, April 26, 1945, 8:40 p.m.
Charter XII and XIII, Trusteeship system: United States proposed draft approved by the Delegation as a basis for discussion in the Conference.
445
Apr. 26 Minutes of the Nineteenth Meeting (Executive Session) of the United States Delegation (B), Held at San Francisco, Thursday, April 26, 1945, 9:05 p.m.
Presidency of the Conference.
452
Apr. 26 Draft United States Proposals for Trusteeship
Charter, XII and XIII, Text of draft proposals.
459
Apr. 27 Minutes of the Twentieth Meeting of the United States Delegation (A), Held at San Francisco, April 27, 1945, 9:30 a.m.
IX, Economic and Social Cooperation.
460
Apr. 27 Minutes of the Third Four-Power Preliminary Meeting on Questions of Organization and Admission, Held at San Francisco, April 27, 1945, 10 a.m.
Chairmanship of the Conference.
472
Apr. 27 Minutes of the Twenty-First Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Friday, April 27, 1945, 8:30 p.m.
IX, Economic and Social Cooperation; VIII,B(1–3), Threats to the Peace; Preamble; VIII,C(1–3), Regional Arrangements; Charter XVI (102, 103), Registration of Treaties, and Inconsistent Obligations; III, Membership: withdrawal.
473
[Page XXXI]Apr. 27 Minutes of the Twenty-First Meeting (Executive Session) of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Friday, April 27, 1945, 8:55 p.m.
Secretary Stettinius’ report on meeting of the Conference Steering Committee and conversations with the President and Mr. Hull; Dumbarton Oaks Proposals constituted the agenda of the Conference and proposed amendments to these Proposals to be submitted by midnight May 4; Soviet Republics, Poland, and Argentina.
481
Apr. 28 Minutes of the Twenty-Second Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 1945, 9:30 a.m.
List of subjects discussed.
485
Apr. 28 Minutes of the Fourth Four-Power Preliminary Meeting on Questions of Organization and Admission, Held at San Francisco, Saturday, April 28, 1945, 6:45 p.m.
Soviet Republics, Poland, Argentina.
486
Apr. 28 The Soviet Embassy to the Department of State
Soviet insistence on inviting the Warsaw Government of Poland.
488
Apr. 30 Minutes of the Twenty-Third Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Monday, April 30, 1945, 9:30 a.m.
Proposed statement of press policy for the American Delegation; Charter XII, Trusteeship; S.36/2, Compulsory Jurisdiction, S.2–7, Nomination of Judges of the Court, S.1, Continuity of the Court.
488
Apr. 30 The Acting Secretary of State to the Chairman of the United States Delegation at San Francisco (Stettinius)
Recommendation that the question of Italy’s participation in UNCIO be reopened.
499
Apr. 30 Minutes of the Twenty-Fourth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Monday, April 30, 1945, 6:20 p.m.
Admission of the two Soviet Republics and Argentina approved by the Steering Committee and the Conference in Plenary session; assignment of positions on Commissions and Committees.
500
Apr. 30 Minutes of the Fifth Four-Power Preliminary Meeting on Questions of Organization and Admission, Held at San Francisco, April 30, 1945
Approval of a list (not printed) of officerships of the commissions and committees.
505
May 1 The Chairman of the United States Delegation (Stettinius) to the Acting Secretary of State
Report to President Truman on alterations in the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals which the Delegation had agreed should be proposed and certain other alterations proposed by other governments which should be supported.
506
May 1 Minutes of the Sixth Four-Power Preliminary Meeting on Questions of Organization and Admission, Held at San Francisco, May 1, 1945, 7:15 p.m.
VIII,C, Enforcement action under regional arrangements.
509
[Page XXXII]May 2 Minutes of the Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Wednesday, May 2, 1945, 9 a.m.
S.1, Continuity of the Court, S.4–7, Nomination of Judges of the Court, VIII,A(6), reference of justiciable disputes to the Court; VIII,A(1), application of veto power to the investigation procedure of the Security Council; VIII,A(6) and Charter Article 96/1 and 2; Advisory Opinions; comments by U.K., U.S.S.R., China, and France on U.S. Proposals; IX,A(1), Economic and social cooperation and Charter article 8, Organs: equal opportunity for men and women; XI, Amendments: revisionary conference and withdrawal from membership.
511
May 2 Minutes of the Twenty-Sixth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Wednesday, May 2, 1945, 5:30 p.m.
Voting procedure in public meetings of the Conference; statements by Consultants; review of U.S. proposals in light of consultation developments: I (1–3), Purposes; II (1,5,6, and unn. par.), Principles; V, B (1,2,5, and 6), General Assembly; VI, D(2), Security Council; VIII, A(5 and 7), Pacific Settlement of Disputes; VIII,B (1–4), Threats to the Peace and Action with Respect Thereto; IX, A(1) and D(1), Economic and Social Cooperation; X, Secretariat (new par.); XI (new par.), Amendments; Preamble; III and XI, provisions on withdrawal charter article 102, registration of treaties; Review of Amendments to Dumbarton Oaks Proposals as suggested by the United Kingdom Delegation: IX,C(1,d), Functions of the Economic and Social Council; V,B(7), new par., Functions of the General Assembly; VI,A, Composition of the Security Council; VIII,A (1 and 7), Pacific Settlement of Disputes; Review of amendments to Dumbarton Oaks Proposals as suggested by the Soviet Delegation: I(1–3), Purposes; V,B (6), Functions of the General Assembly; VIII,C (2), Regional Arrangements; IX,A (1), Economic and Social Cooperation, Purpose and Relationships; X (1) Secretariat; XII (new par. after 1), Transitional Arrangements.
528
May 2 Minutes of the First Four-Power Consultative Meeting on Charter Proposals, Held at San Francisco, May 2, 1945, 9 p.m.
VIII, B (2, 3), Threats to the peace; VII(6), International Court of Justice; VI, A, and D(5), Security Council; VIII, A(2), Pacific Settlement of Disputes; I (1–3), Purposes; II (1–5), Principles: members; V,B(1,2,5,6), General Assembly.
548
May 3 Minutes of the Twenty-Seventh Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Thursday, May 3, 1945, 9 a.m.
I(3), Purposes: equal rights for all people; V,B(6), General Assembly’s functions: proposal on revision of treaties.
558
May 3 Minutes of the Second Four-Power Consultative Meeting on Charter Proposals, Held at San Francisco, May 3, 1945, 10 a.m.
VI,D (2,5), Security Council: Procedure; VIII, A(1, new par., 2, 4, 7), Pacific Settlement of Disputes, B (1–2, new par.), Threats to the Peace; C (2), Regional Arrangements; VII(6), Enforcement of Judgments of the Court; IX A(1), D(1), Economic and Social Cooperation, Purpose, and Organization; X (1, new par. 4), Secretariat; XI (1, 2), Amendments; and V, B (7, new par.), General Assembly, functions.
562
[Page XXXIII]May 3 Minutes of the Twenty-Eighth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Thursday, May 3, 1945, 6:20 p.m.
Draft covering statement for joint submission to the Conference of amendments agreed upon by the four sponsoring nations; amendments which had been deferred for further study: VI,A, Security Council, proposal of the UK, VII, ICJ, Chinese Proposal, VIII,A(2), and VIII,A(4), Pacific settlement of disputes, Chinese and British Proposals, respectively, VIII,B and VIII,B(9), Threats to the Peace, Chinese Proposal, IX, Economic and Social Cooperation, British Proposal, and X, Secretariat, Soviet Proposal; Interim Economic Commission. Reports on subcommittees: VIII,A(1), Charter article 2(7), V,B(6), VIII,C(2), XII(2), and IX,D.
574
May 3 Minutes of the Third Four-Power Consultative Meeting on Charter Proposals, Held at San Francisco, May 3, 1945, 9:40 p.m.
Question of France’s participation in discussions of sponsoring Powers; discussion of subcommittee reports on domestic jurisdiction, revision of treaties; IX,A(1) and C(1), Economic and Social Council; VI,A, Security Council, election of nonpermanent members; VIII,A(2) rights of non-member states; VIII,A(4), Security Council recommendations of terms of settlement; VIII,B(1), and B(2), new paragraph, and B(9), Threats to the Peace; specific reference to the ILO; X, Secretary General.
581
May 4 Minutes of the Twenty-Ninth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Friday, May 4, 1945, 9:05 a.m.
Consideration of deferred questions: VIII,A(4) and B(1), Pacific Settlement of Disputes, and Threats to the Peace; VIII,C, Regional Arrangements; XII (2), Transitional Arrangements; Charter XII, trusteeship.
588
May 4 Minutes of the Fourth Four-Power Consultative Meeting on Charter Proposals, Held at San Francisco, May 4, 1945, 12:15 p.m.
II(7), Principles: Domestic jurisdiction; V,B(6), General Assembly, Functions; VIII,A(4), Pacific Settlement of Disputes; VIII, B(1), Threats to the Peace; VII, International Court of Justice; International trusteeship; draft press release to cover presentation of the joint Four-Power amendments; Preamble.
598
May 4 Minutes of the Fifth Four-Power Consultative Meeting on Charter Proposals (Part I), Held at San Francisco, Friday, May 4, 1945, 6:30 p.m.
VB (6), General Assembly; VIII,C(2), Regional Arrangements; XII (2), Transitional Arrangements.
603
May 4 Minutes of the Thirtieth Meeting (Executive Session) of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Friday, May 4, 1945, 7:10 p.m.
VIII,C(2), Regional Arrangements.
607
May 4 Minutes of the Fifth Four-Power Consultative Meeting on Charter Proposals (Part II), Held at San Francisco, Friday, May 4, 1945, 10 p.m.
VIII,C(2), Regional Arrangements; separate and individual submission to the Conference by each of the Sponsoring Powers of those amendments upon which they had found themselves in disagreement, citation to UNCIO Documents for texts.
610
[Page XXXIV]May 6 The Chairman of the United States Delegation (Stettinius) to the Acting Secretary of State
Message to the President, Mr. Hull and the Acting Secretary of State: Press conference, three statements given out, one describing the joint amendments submitted to the Conference by the four Sponsoring Powers, second, quoting amendments submitted by the United States alone (V,B(6), VIII,C(2), and trusteeship arrangements), and third, dealing with arrest of the Polish underground leaders; projected attempts to reconcile remaining differences among the four Sponsoring Powers, to whose consultations France would be added; Latin American attitudes regarding regional pacts.
612
May 7 Minutes of the Thirty-First Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Monday, May 7, 1945, 9 a.m.
Question of unofficial representatives of official organizations; VIII,C(2), Regional Arrangements (charter art. 53/1).
615
May 7 Minutes of the First Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, May 7, 1945, 3 p.m.
Procedure to be followed in review of proposed amendments to the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals submitted by other nations represented at the Conference; Soviet action on two proposed amendments to V,B(6) and VIII,C(2) (charter articles 13/1 and 53/1).
628
May 7 Minutes of the Thirty-Second Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Monday, May 7, 1945, 6:18 p.m.
VIII,C(2), Regional arrangements (charter art. 53/1).
631
May 7 The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Iceland (Dreyfus)
Question of Iceland’s membership in the UN.
640

Chapter V: May 8–May 31, 1945

Date Paper Page
1945 May 8 Minutes of the Thirty-Third Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Tuesday, May 8, 1945, 5 p.m.
VIII,C, Regional Arrangements.
641
May 8 Memorandum by Mr. Charles E. Bohlen, Member of the United States Delegation, of a Conversation Held at San Francisco, May 8, 1945, 8:30 p.m.
Conversation of Secretary Stettinius with Mr. Molotov before his departure (Ambassador Gromyko to remain as his deputy); Soviet views on dealing with amendments proposed by other countries.
650
May 8 The Acting Secretary of State to the Chairman of the United States Delegation (Stettinius)
Molotov’s press statement on self-government for dependent peoples.
652
[Page XXXV]May 9 Minutes of the Second Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, May 9, 1945, 3:05 p.m.
Suggested procedure for drafting final Charter.
652
May 9 Minutes of the Thirty-Fourth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Wednesday, May 9, 1945, 5:30 p.m.
VI, A, Security Council, Composition; Charter XII, Commander Stassen’s progress report on trusteeship.
654
May 10 Minutes of the Thirty-Fifth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Thursday, May 10, 1945, 6:30 p.m.
VIII, C, Regional problem; decision to await recommendations by the Preparatory Commission on questions of location of the UN and place of first meeting of the General Assembly; V, B (2 and 3), and III (1), Membership.
657
May 11 Minutes of the Thirty-Sixth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Firday, May 11, 1945, 2:30 p.m.
VIII,C, Regional Arrangements; Charter article 51: Right of self defense, draft new par. to be added to VIII, B, as par. 12; departure of Mr. Eden from the Conference: voting procedure in Committees.
663
May 12 Minutes of the Thirty-Seventh Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Saturday, May 12, 1945, 9 a.m.
VIII,C, Regional Arrangements; Navy views; VIII, B (12), Right of self defense, Charter article 51, British reaction; Mr. Hull’s views; agreement of Delegation on 11:20 draft on regional arrangements; Charter XII, draft proposed Working Paper on trusteeship discussed; IX, Economic and Social Cooperation.
674
May 12 Minutes of the Third Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments (Part I), Held at San Francisco, Saturday, May 12, 1945, 2:30 p.m.
VIII,B(12), Right of self defense; and VIII,C(2), Regional Arrangements; draft texts of VIII,B, new par. 12, and VIII, C(1).
691
May 12 Minutes of the Third Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments (Part II), Held at San Francisco, Saturday, May 12, 1945, 6 p.m.
VIII,B(12), Right of self defense; and VIII,C(2), Regional Arrangements.
706
May 14 Minutes of the Thirty-Eighth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Monday, May 14, 1945, 9:05 a.m.
VIII,B(12), Right of self defense; VIII,C(1), Regional Arrangements; X(1), Secretariat; V,B, role of General Assembly in enforcement action.
707
May 14 Record of First Informal Consultative Meeting With Chairmen of Delegations of Certain American Republics, Held at San Francisco, May 14, 1945, 2:30 p.m.
VIII,C(1), Regional Arrangements; VIII,B(12), Right of self-defense.
712
[Page XXXVI]May 15 Minutes of the Thirty-Ninth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Tuesday, May 15, 1945, 9 a.m.
VIII,B, Enforcement Arrangements; VIII,C, Regional Arrangements; III, Membership (withdrawal); V,B(1), security powers of the General Assembly: Charter article 2(4), Purposes and Principles: territorial integrity.
719
May 15 Notes on Second Informal Consultative Meeting With Chairmen of Delegations of Certain American Republics, Held at San Francisco, May 15, 1945, 2:45 p.m.
VIII, A(3), Pacific Settlement of Disputes; VIII,B(12), Right of self-defense; VIII,C, Regional Arrangements.
730
May 15 Minutes of the Fourth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, May 15, 1945, 5 p.m.
VIII,A(3), Pacific Settlement of Disputes: Regional Arrangements; VIII,C(1), Regional Arrangements; VIII,B(12), Right of self-defense.
737
May 15 Minutes of the Fortieth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, May 15, 1945, 6 p.m.
X(1), Secretary General and Deputy Secretaries General; Preamble, “due respect for treaties”; I, Purposes; Charter article 2(4) Purposes and Principles: territorial integrity; press statement on regional areas.
740
May 15 Memorandum of Conversation, by the Acting Secretary of State
Relation of Switzerland to the proposed UN.
749
May 16 Minutes of the Forty-First Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Wednesday, May 16, 1945, 9 a.m.
Consideration of amendments proposed by other countries: Preamble; I, Purposes; and II, Principles: human rights; recommendations on III, Membership (withdrawal, expulsion, and suspension); XI, Charter amendments; X, Secretariat; VII, New Court vs. Old Court; VI A, Security Council, Composition: election of non-permanent members to the Security Council; Charter XII, the Delegation’s working paper accepted by the Committee on Trusteeship as basis for its discussions.
749
May 16 Minutes of the Fifth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, May 16, 1945, 3 p.m.
Completion of Five-Power consultation on regional formula awaiting Soviet approval before submission to the Conference Commission III/4.
758
May 16 Minutes of the Forty-Second Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Wednesday, May 16, 1945, 6 p.m.
Consideration of recommendations to American Delegation on basic issues: V,B,C,D, General Assembly: structure, voting, procedures, political and security functions; IX, Economic and, Social Cooperation.
761
May 17 Minutes of the Forty-Third Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Thursday, May 17, 1945, 8:30 a.m.
V,B(4), Election of Secretary General; Procedural questions; VI, Security Council; VIII,B, Voting procedure on enforcement action; VIII,A, Pacific Settlement of Disputes.
768
[Page XXXVII]May 17 Minutes of the Forty-Third Meeting (Executive Session) of the United States Delegation (B), Held at San Francisco, Thursday, May 17, 1945, 10:20 a.m.
X(1), Deputies, Secretary General; VIII,C, Regional Arrangements; II, Principles: Atlantic Charter, freedom of information and communication.
774
May 17 Minutes of the Forty-Fourth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Thursday, May 17, 1945, 6 p.m.
VI, Security Council: Yalta voting agreement; VIII, B(12), Enforcement arrangements: Collective measures in selfdefense; Decisions reached by the Committee of Five: Preamble, I and II, Purposes and Principles; III Membership, X, Secretariat; V,B(3), and B,C(1–2), General Assembly: suspension of voting rights as penalty of non-payment of contribution; Charter articles 8, Organs and 101(3), Secretariat: Participation of men and women on an equal basis in UN; VII, International Court of Justice: Judges—nomination and election; V, B(1), General Assembly: functions and powers; IX, Economic and Social Cooperation: IX, A(2), ILO, IX, A(1), Right to work; Charter article 55(a), Full employment; IX, A, new paragraphs (Australian pledge); IX, B and C, Economic and Social Council, composition and functions; Charter article 76(b), International Trusteeship System, “independence” as a goal.
778
May 18 Minutes of the Forty-Fifth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Friday, May 18, 1945, 9 a.m.
Recommendations to U.S. Delegation on basic issues; Legal problems: Charter article 105(1–2), privileges and immunities (UN); Charter article 102(1–2), registration and publication of treaties; Charter article 103, conflict of international agreements with Charter; Charter article 13(1a), General Assembly: development of international law, General Assembly role; dissolution of League of Nations; Charter article 76(b), Trusteeship: “independence” for dependent peoples as a goal; Charter article 62(1), Economic and Social Council: reference to “education”.
790
May 18 Minutes of the Forty-Sixth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Friday, May 18, 1945, 6 p.m.
VIII, B, Enforcement arrangements; XII, Transitional Arrangements; IX,A(1), Economic and Social Cooperation: reference to “education”.
799
May 19 Minutes of the Forty-Seventh Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Saturday, May 19, 1945, 9 a.m.
IXC, Economic and Social Council, functions and powers; IX,A(1), full employment; VI,D(5), and Charter article 44, Security Council, ad hoc voting membership; VIII,C, Regional Arrangements: mention of “Act of Chapultepec”; VIII,C(2), Charter article 53, exception for action against enemy states; VIII,B, Enforcement arrangements: definition of aggression, and agreements for supply of forces and facilities; XII(2), Transitional Arrangements; and VIII,A(2), Pacific Settlement of Disputes: Right of enemy states to appeal to the Security Council or the General Assembly; I(1), Purposes and III(1), Membership: Neutrality.
803
[Page XXXVIII]May 19 Minutes of the Sixth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, May 19, 1945
VIII,A(3), Pacific Settlement of Disputes: Regional Arrangements; VIII,B(12), Enforcement arrangements: right to self-defense; VIII,C, Regional Arrangements: reply of the USSR to revisions proposed by the other four Governments on the paragraphs dealing with regional arrangements in relation to the UN.
812
May 20 Minutes of the Forty-Eighth Meeting (Executive Session), of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Sunday, May 20, 1945, 12 Noon
Discussion of Soviet regional drafts (VIII,B(12), VIII,C); May 19 draft text of VIII, B(12); VI, Security Council: voting procedure.
813
May 20 Minutes of the Seventh Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, Sunday, May 20, 1945, 6 p.m.
Consideration of report of Subcommittee of Five on Soviet proposals regarding the three drafts on regional arrangements (VIII,B(12), VIII,C(1), VIII,A(3)).
823
May 20 Record of Third Informal Consultative Meeting With Ambassadors of Certain American Republics, Held at San Francisco, May 20, 1945, 9 p.m.
Presentation to the Ambassadors of three drafts to the Regional Committee the following day (VIII, A(3), VIII, B(12), and VIII, C(1); no dissent from the drafts expressed.
825
May 21 Minutes of the Forty-Ninth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Monday, May 21, 1945, 9 a.m.
VI,C(1–3), Voting procedure in the Security Council: Yalta voting formula interpreted by Mr. Hiss; Charter article 71, relations of Economic and Social Council with non-governmental organizations; Charter article 62(4), calling of international conference by the Economic and Social Council; IX,A(1a), Full employment as an objective of UN.
826
May 21 The Acting Secretary of State to Diplomatic Representatives in the American Republics
Background information on the regional arrangements issue (VIII,C, XII(2), VIII,B(12), VIII,A(3)).
831
May 22 Minutes of the Fiftieth Meeting of the United States Delegation (A), Held at San Francisco, Tuesday, May 22, 1945, 9:05 a.m.
IX,A(1a), “full employment”; Charter article 56, cooperation of members on economic and social matters; UNCIO: establishment and composition of Advisory Committee of Jurists (US, UK, USSR, China, France, and Mexico); VII, International Court of Justice; Charter XII, Trusteeship; review proposal on a Preparatory Commission; Charter Preamble: provision on respect for treaties.
837
May 22 Minutes of the Fiftieth Meeting (Executive Session) of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Tuesday, May 22, 1945, 10:50 a.m.
Charter article 108, Amendments: Withdrawal from membership.
847
[Page XXXIX]May 23 Minutes of the Fifty-First Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Wednesday, May 23, 1945, 9 a.m.
Charter article 108, Withdrawal provision; IX,A, Economic and Social Cooperation: Purpose and relationships; full employment; V,B(6), General Assembly, objectives; VIII,C(2), Regional Arrangements: French draft amendment; Charter Preamble; respect for treaties; Charter XII, 77(2), Trusteeship System: future arrangements concerning individual territories, Arab League proposal freezing status of Palestine.
849
May 24 Minutes of the Fifty-Second Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Thursday, May 24, 1945, 9:05 a.m.
VIII, B(5), Enforcement arrangements: conclusion of military agreements, registration of military agreements; VIII,C(2), Regional arrangements, enforcement action-proposed change in Sponsoring Governments’ amendments; XI, Amendments; II(7), Principles: Domestic jurisdiction; V,B(3) membership; expulsion, suspension; IX,A(1), Economic and social cooperation: full employment.
862
May 25 Minutes of the Fifty-Third Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Friday, May 26, 1945, 9:05 a.m.
VI,C (Charter art. 27(3)), Security Council, voting (Yalta voting formula); IX,A(1), Economic and Social Cooperation; full employment, and Australian amendment; Charter article 103, compatibility of treaties with Charter; Charter XII, Trusteeship: Arab League’s amendments, Palestinian situation.
873
May 25 Minutes of the Eighth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, May 25, 1945, 11 a.m.
IX,A(2), Economic and Social Cooperation: specialized agencies (ILO, etc.) brought into relationship with UN; VIII,C(2), Regional Arrangements, French amendment.
889
May 26 Minutes of the Fifty-Fourth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Saturday, May 26, 1945, 9:03 a.m.
IX, A(1), Economic and Social Cooperation: Australian amendment; VI,C, Security Council, voting: proposed statement on USDEL interpretation of Yalta formula; VIII,A, Pacific settlement of disputes: rearrangement order of paragraphs in Charter language as altered by Four Power amendments; Charter Preamble; respect for treaties; VIII,C(2), Regional arrangements: French treaty question.
892
May 26 Minutes of the Fifty-Fifth Meeting (Executive Session) of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Saturday, May 26, 1945, 2:30 p.m.
VI,C, Security Council: Yalta voting formula; VIII,B (5,6,9), Determination of threats to the peace: French amendments, armed forces and national air force contingents made available to the Secuirty Council, and Military Staff Committee; V,B(3), V,C(2) General Assembly: Membership, expulsion; X, Secretariat: deputy secretary general; V,B General Assembly: functions and powers, Australian porposal; Charter XI, XII, XIII, Trusteeship, Iraqi, Egyptian, and Arab League proposals involving Amandates, Palestine.
911
[Page XL]May 26 Minutes of the Ninth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, Saturday, May 26, 1945, 9:15 p.m.
VI,C, Security Council: Voting procedure.
926
May 28 Minutes of the Fifty-Sixth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Monday, May 28, 1945, 9 a.m.
VI,C, Security Council: voting; VIII,B(7), Determination of threats to the peace, Charter article 4(1), membership: French amendment on neutrality; VIII, B(5), Threats to the peace: procedure on agreements for supply of forces; IX, Economic and Social Cooperation, Charter article 56, Australian “pledge” agreement; VIII, B (5,6,9), French amendments regarding military agreements; Charter XII, Trusteeship: amendments proposed by Arab League and by Iraq involving Palestine.
935
May 29 Minutes of the Fifty-Seventh Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Tuesday, May 29, 1945, 9 a.m.
Proposed invitation to Denmark to participate in Conference; VIII,C(2), Regional arrangements: French treaty question; question of acceptance of Italy into the UN; Preamble; Charter XII, Trusteeship; S36, Statute of the International Court of Justice: Compulsory jurisdiction; VIII,B (new par. between pars. 5 and 6), enforcement measures: representation in Security Council of non-member states contributing armed forces, Canadian amendment; VIII,B(5) Enforcement measures: Participation of Security Council in conclusion of agreements for supply of forces to the UN: XII, Transitional arrangements: French participation in interim arrangements.
954
May 29 Minutes of the Tenth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, May 29, 1945, 11 a.m.
VIII,C(2), Regional arrangements: utilization regional agencies for enforcement action; VI,C, Security Council: voting; Conference procedures: time schedule.
968
May 30 Minutes of the Fifty-Eighth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Wednesday, May 30, 1945, 9:05 a.m.
Problems of inviting Denmark, Korea, Iceland, Poland, Albania, Palestine, Italy; IX,A(1), Economic and Social Cooperation: raw materials; S36, Statute of the ICJ: compulsory jurisdiction; VIII,C(2), Regional arrangements and XII(2), action with respect to enemy states: French treaty amendment; VIII,B(5), Determination of threats to peace: procedure on agreements for supply of forces, Australian amendment; XI, Amendment procedure; X, Secretariat: election Secretary General.
974
May 31 Minutes of the Fifty-Ninth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Thursday, May 31, 1945, 9:02 a.m.
U.S. note on Syria and Lebanon to France; XI, Charter amendment procedure; Charter article 109, revisionary conference; invitation of Denmark; X, Secretariat; S4–15, ICJ: election of judges; V,B(3), V,C(2), Membership: expulsion; VIII,B(5), Determination of threats to peace: supply of forces; IX, Economic and Social Council; VIII,C(2), Regional arrangements: French treaty amendment; Preamble.
989
[Page XLI]May 31 Memorandum by the Chairman of the American Delegation (Stettinius) of a Conversation With the Acting Chairman of the Soviet Delegation (Gromyko), Held at San Francisco, Thursday, May 31, 1945, 12:25 p.m.
Discussion of major issues requiring decisions; interpretation of voting procedure; election of judges; election of secretary general and deputies; amendment process; expulsion; agreements for armed forces; French amendment on regional arrangements; preparatory commission; trusteeship; transitional arrangements (XIII); powers of the General Assembly; position of the Soviet Delegation; proposed Big Five meeting.
1011

Chapter VI: June 1–June 26, 1945

Date Paper Page
1945 June 1 Minutes of the Sixtieth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Friday, June 1, 1945, 9 a.m.
XII, transtional arrangements; Charter article 56, Economic and Social Cooperation: Australian pledge amendment and IX,A(1(b)), Purpose: raw materials amendment; Preamble; X, Secretariat: Secretary General and Deputy Secretaries General; procedural voting arrangements applicable to VI,D; VIII,A; XI, revisionary conference; and S4–15, ICJ: election of judges of the World Court; VIII,C(2), Regional arrangements: French treaty amendment; XII(2), Enforcement action against enemies of Charter signatories; V,B(8), General Assembly, functions and powers: annual reports from UN bodies; Charter XII, Trusteeship.
1022
June 1 Minutes of the Sixty-First Meeting of the United States Delegagation, Held at San Francisco, Friday, June 1, 1945, 6:04 p.m.
Discussion of a paper, position on open questions: VI,C, Security Council, voting; XI, Charter amendments; X(1), Secretariat: election of the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretaries General; ICJ, S4–15: election of judges; V,B(3) Membership: expulsion; VIII,B(5), provision of armed forces; Charter article 56, Economic and Social Cooperation: Australian pledge amendment; IX,A(1), raw materials; IX, reconstruction; VIII,C(2), and XII, Enforcement arrangements; revised draft; V,B(8), action by the General Assembly on reports of the Security Council; V,B(1), right of the General Assembly to discuss any matter within the sphere of international relations; V,B(6), revision of treaties; Charter article 96(1) ICJ, advisory opinions; Charter XII, trusteeship; Charter article 69, ECOSOC: participation of non-members.
1056
June 1 Minutes of the Eleventh Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, June 1, 1945, 9 p.m.
VI,C, Security Council: voting, new draft Four-Power statement; VIII,B(5), provision of armed forces; VIII,C(2), enforcement arrangements, and enforcement measures against enemy states under XII(2); XI, convocation of a general conference for review of the Charter; report on progress of the Conference; question of inviting Denmark to the Conference; X(1), Secretariat; V,B(3), membership: expulsion.
1071
[Page XLII]June 2 Minutes of the Sixty-Second Meeting (Executive Session) of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Saturday, June 2, 1945, 9 a.m.
VIII,C(2), Regional arrangements: French treaty amendment; XI, Charter amendment procedure; VI, C, Yalta voting formula.
1087
June 2 Minutes of the Twelfth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, June 2, 1945, 10 a.m.
VIII,C(2), Regional arrangements: French proposal; VI,C, and VIII, A, Voting in the Security Council; XII(1), Transitional arrangements; XI, Amendments: Conference for review of Charter; S4–15, ICJ: election of judges; X(1) Secretary General.
1094
June 2 Minutes of the Thirteenth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, June 2, 1945, 5:30 p.m.
X(1) Secretariat: election of Deputy Secretaries-General; Charter article 96(1) and VIII, A(6), ICJ, advisory opinion; IX, Economic cooperation: Australian pledge, raw materials, and reconstruction; Charter articles 76(b), 80, 86, and 91, Trusteeship questions: objectives, the “conservatory clause”, and Council composition and procedure; V, B(8), General Assembly action on Security Council reports.
1106
June 2 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman)
VI,C, Security Council: Soviet opinion on the Yalta agreement on voting procedure.
1117
June 3 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman)
Yalta voting formula.
1119
June 3 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the Acting Secretary of State
Questions on Soviet position on voting in the Security Council.
1119
June 3 Minutes of the Fourteenth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, June 3, 1945, 4 p.m.
VIII,C(2), Regional arrangements: French proposal; XI, Charter amending procedure; X, Secretariat: election of Deputy Secretaries General; V,B(8), General Assembly action on Security Council reports; V,B(6), General Assembly right to revise treaties; V,B (1,2) Right of General Assembly to discuss any matter within the sphere of international relations; IX,A(1), Australian pledge for separate action.
1120
June 3 The Chairman of the United States Delegation (Stettinius) to the Acting Secretary of State
Draft text of statement, by the Sponsors’ subcommittee, on voting procedure in the Security Council, together with Soviet-proposed substitution of certain paragraphs.
1131
June 3 The Chairman of the United States Delegation (Stettinius) to the Acting Secretary of State
Secretary Stettinius’ reply to Ambassador Harriman’s telegram 1882 of June 3 on voting procedure in the Security Council.
1136
[Page XLIII]June 4 Minutes of the Sixty-Third Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Monday, June 4, 1945, 9 a.m.
XII, Transitional arrangements; VIII,A(7), Charter article 2(7), domestic jurisdiction, and VIII,B, enforcement measures; V,B(1), Right of the General Assembly to discuss any matter within the sphere of international relations; Preparatory Commission.
1137
June 4 Minutes of the Fifteenth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, June 4, 1945, 12 noon
VIII,C(2), Regional arrangements: French proposal; XI, Amendments: Conference for revision of Charter; V,B(1), Powers of General Assembly; IX, Economic cooperation: raw materials; Interim arrangements: Preparatory Commission; VIII,B(9), Regional subcommittees of the Military Staff Committee.
1145
June 4 Memorandum by Mr. Robert W. Hartley of the United States Delegation, of a Conversation Held at San Francisco, Monday, June 4, 1945, 3:30 p.m.
Exchange of views between members of delegations of the United States and the Soviet Union on Charter article 27, voting in the Security Council.
1152
June 4 Mr. Hugh S. Gumming, Jr., Political and Liaison Officer for Europe, to Mr. G. Hayden Raynor, Special Assistant to the Chairman of the American Delegation (Stettinius)
Question of Danish participation in the UN.
1159
June 5 The Chairman of the United States Delegation (Stettinius) to the Acting Secretary of State
US-Soviet views on possible locations of permanent seat of the UN.
1159
June 5 Minutes of the Sixty-Fourth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Tuesday, June 5, 1945, 9:01 a.m.
XII, Transitional arrangements; II(3 and 4), Principles; X, Secretariat; ICJ Statute, authority: proposed amendment to allow the Court to settle disputes among international agencies; VIII,B(9), Military Staff Committee; Charter XII, trusteeship: art. 76(b), objctives, art. 80(1), the “conservatory clause”; VIII,C(2), French treaty amendment.
1160
June 5 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman)
VI,C, Voting procedure in the Security Council.
1170
June 6 Minutes of the Sixty-Fifth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Wednesday, June 6, 1945, 9:03 a.m.
Invitation to Denmark to participate in UNCIO; press leak on the veto question; V,B(5), power of the General Assembly to apportion UN expenses among UN members; VIII,C(2), French treaty amendment for the purpose of safeguarding French bilateral regional arrangements’, VIII,B and II(7), domestic jurisdiction.
1171
[Page XLIV]June 6 Minutes of the Sixteenth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, June 6, 1945, 4:40 p.m.
VIII, C (2) and XII (2), Regional arrangements: agreement reached on text; XI Amendments, Charter article 109(3), the calling of a conference for review of the Charter; II(7) and VIII, B, domestic jurisdiction; III, Membership: withdrawal.
1176
June 7 Minutes of the Seventeenth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, June 7, 1945, 3 p.m.
VI, C and D, VIII, A, Voting in the Security Council, and draft text of Four-Power interpretive statement on voting; proposed seat of the Preparatory Commission.
1189
June 8 Minutes of the Sixty-Sixth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Friday, June 8, 1945, 9:02 a.m.
V, B(8), General Assembly’s power to consider reports by the Security Council; XI, Amendments, calling of a special conference to revise the Charter; VI, C, Yalta formula controversy and text of statement of the Soviet Delegation on the veto question; UNCIO: procedure for signing the Charter; Preamble: title of the organization; III, and V, B(3), Membership: expulsion and withdrawal; Charter XII, Trusteeship, articles 76(b), 80, and 86(1), and text of statement of views by Secretary Ickes; UNCIO: Delegation’s report to President Truman.
1197
June 8 Minutes of the Eighteenth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, June 8, 1945, 9:30 p.m.
XI, Amendments: calling a general conference to review the Charter, and the rights of withdrawal.
1211
June 9 Minutes of the Sixty-Seventh Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Saturday, June 9, 1945, 9:02 a.m.
Charter article 86, Trusteeship Council: membership; Charter articles 1(2), 76(b), and 55, use of the language of the Atlantic Charter with respect to self-determination; Preamble; XI, Amendments: Soviet proposal for a withdrawal provision.
1222
June 9 Memorandum of Conversation, by Mr. O. Benjamin Gerig, Member of the United States Delegation
Charter article 80(2), Trusteeship: delay or postponement of agreements, and Soviet eligibility as a potential administering authority.
1235
June 11 Minutes of the Sixty-Eighth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Monday, June 11, 1945, 12:06 p.m.
Italy: question of admission to UNCIO; VI, C, Voting; XI, Amendments: withdrawal from the UN, draft statement on withdrawal presented by Mr. Dulles; UNCIO: abstention from any vote; VIII,C, Regional arrangements: the Rapporteur’s report.
1236
June 11 Minutes of the Nineteenth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, June 11, 1945, 3 p.m.
Interim Arrangements (Preparatory Commission); VI, C, voting procedure; abstention from voting in the Security Council; abstention from voting under VIII, A, Pacific settlement of disputes; XI, Amendments: questions of withdrawal and special conference to review the Charter.
1256
[Page XLV]June 12 Minutes of the Sixty-Ninth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Tuesday, June 12, 1945, 9:05 a.m.
XI, Amendments: withdrawal.
1266
June 12 Minutes of the Twentieth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, June 12, 1945, 6 p.m.
UNCIO: procedure for preparation and signing of five-language texts of the Charter; VIII, B and Charter 2(7), Domestic Jurisdiction.
1269
June 13 Minutes of the Seventieth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, June 13, 1945, 9 a.m.
XI, Amendments: withdrawal; XII (1), transitional arrangements; VIII,B and Charter article 2(7), Domestic Jurisdiction; Charter article 47(4), Military Staff Committee consultations with regional agencies; Charter XII, Trusteeship.
1273
June 13 Minutes of the Twenty-First Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, June 13, 1945, 2:30 p.m.
UNCIO: Procedure for signing language texts of the Charter; XII(1) Transitional arrangements; VI,D(2), and Charter article 47(4), Threats to the peace: Military Staff Committee; V,B(1), General Assembly rights to discuss any matter within sphere of international relations; XI, Amendments: withdrawal, draft statement of views.
1280
June 14 Minutes of the Seventy-First Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Thursday, June 14, 1945
XI, Charter amendments; withdrawal; X, Secretariat: Secretary General; Charter article 2(7), Domestic jurisdiction; Charter article 6, Membership: Expulsion; Charter XII, Trusteeship; tentative Conference schedule.
1288
June 15 Minutes of the Seventy-Second Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Friday, June 15, 1945, 9 a.m.
XI, Amendment procedure; Preamble; Charter XII, Trusteeship: Egyptian amendment on termination and transfer of trust areas.
1302
June 16 Minutes of the Seventy-Third Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Saturday, June 16, 1945, 9:04 a.m.
XI, Amendments: Re visionary conference; V, B, General Assembly: Right to discuss any matter within sphere of international relations; Interim arrangements.
1304
June 16 Minutes of the Twenty-Second Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, June 16, 1945, 9:45 a.m.
XI, Amendments: re visionary conference; Interim arrangements; V, B, General Assembly right to discuss any matter within sphere of international relations; XII(1), Transitional arrangements.
1313
June 16 Minutes of the Seventy-Fourth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Saturday, June 16, 1945, 7:30 p.m.
V,B(1), General Assembly, right to discuss any matter within sphere of international relations.
1328
[Page XLVI]June 17 Minutes of the Twenty-Third Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, June 17, 1945, 6 p.m.
XII, Transitional arrangements; X(1), Secretariat: election of deputy secretaries general; VIII,B, VI,D(2), and Charter article 47(4), Threats to the peace: Peruvian amendment concerning consultation by the Military Staff Committee with regional agencies; V,B(1), right of discussion in the General Assembly; VI,C(3), Charter article 27(3), Security Council, voting.
1331
June 18 Minutes of the Seventy-Fifth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Monday, June 18, 1945, 9 a.m.
Charter XII, Trusteeship; IX, Economic and social cooperation: opium traffic, International Labor Organization; V,B (1), General Assembly, powers of discussion; V,B(3), and Charter article 108, Membership: expulsion, and withdrawal; XI, Amendments: re visionary conference; X, Secretariat: term of Secretary-General; VII, International Court of Justice; VIII,A(7), Domestic jurisdiction.
1339
June 18 Minutes of the Twenty-Fourth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, June 18, 1945, 12 noon
V,B, General Assembly’s right of discussion.
1348
June 18 The Chairman of the United States Delegation (Stettinius) to the Acting Secretary of State
Text of telegram from Secretary Stettinius to be transmitted to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) requesting that he discuss with Mr. Molotov the status of the problem concerning V,B(1), the General Assembly’s right of discussion.
1353
June 19 Minutes of the Seventy-Sixth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Tuesday, June 19, 1945, 9:03 a.m.
UNCIO: Military endorsement of the Charter in its military aspects; V,B(1), Discussion by the General Assembly; Charter XII, Trusteeship; Spain: question of participation in the UN; representation of Poland at the Conference; VIII,A(2), Pacific Settlement of Disputes; and XII(2), Transitional Arrangements: recourse of enemy states to the General Assembly or the Security Council; Preamble.
1355
June 19 Minutes of the Twenty-Fifth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, June 19, 1945, 7:30 a.m.
XII(2), Transitional arrangements and VIII,A(2), Pacific settlement of disputes: Greek amendment concerning right of enemy states to have recourse to the General Assembly and the Security Council; XI, Amendments: withdrawal from membership; VI,B(2), Security Council: Functions.
1367
June 19 Minutes of the Twenty-Sixth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, June 19, 1945, 5 p.m.
V,B(1), General Assembly, right of discussion; VIII,B, and VI,B(2), functions of Security Council; IX, Functions of Economic and Social Council.
1377
[Page XLVII]June 19 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the Secretary of State
Draft text on V,B, General Assembly, right of discussion, by Mr. Molotov.
1382
June 19 Minutes of the Twenty-Seventh Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, June 19, 1945, 8:45 p.m.
V,B(1), General Assembly, right of discussion.
1382
June 19 The Chairman of the United States Delegation (Stettinius) to the Acting Secretary of State
V,B, General Assembly, right of discussion: proposed change in Soviet text, to be transmitted to Mr. Molotov.
1387
June 20 Minutes of the Seventy-Seventh Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Wednesday, June 20, 1945
Status of the UNCIO Committees (General Assembly’s powers; Preamble; right of recourse by enemy states to General Assembly; peaceful settlement of disputes; expulsion from membership); Charter XII, Trusteeship; IX,A(1) opium traffic; V,B(1) General Assembly’s discussion right.
1388
June 20 Minutes of the Twenty-Eighth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, June 20, 1945, 12:30 p.m.
V,B(1), General Assembly right of discussion: Soviet agreement on text of paragraph one.
1397
June 20 The Acting Chairman of the Soviet Delegation (Gromyko) to the Chairman of the United States Delegation (Stettinius)
Charter XII, Soviet interest in territories under trusteeship.
1398
June 21 Minutes of the Twenty-Ninth Five-Power Informal Consultative Meeting on Proposed Amendments, Held at San Francisco, June 21, 1945, 12:35 p.m.
Preparatory Commission; London the proposed seat of Commission.
1399
June 23 Minutes of the Seventy-Eighth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Saturday, June 23, 1945, 10:36 a.m.
Situation in Poland; UNCIO plans (final Commission sessions; report to the President) drafts of Charter and Court Statutes: drafting changes; foreign language texts; seal to be used in binding five language texts of Charter.
1404
June 23 Minutes of the Seventy-Ninth Meeting of the United States Delegation, Held at San Francisco, Saturday, June 23, 1945, 4:15 p.m.
UNCIO: Arrangements for signing the Charter.
1425
June 23 The Chairman of the United States Delegation (Stettinius) to the Acting Chairman of the Soviet Delegation (Gromyko)
Charter XII, Territorial trusteeship: eligibility of Soviet Union as potential administering authority.
1428
June 25 Memorandum of Conversation, by Mr. Hayden Raynor, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
Secretary Stettinius informed by Ambassador Gromyko of Soviet disapproval of statement in the Committee’s report on withdrawal from membership.
1429
[Page XLVIII]June 26 The Secretary of the Interior (Ickes) to the Chairman of the United States Delegation (Stettinius)
Charter XII, Trusteeship.
1430
June 26 The Secretary of War (Stimson) and the Secretary of the Navy (Forrestal) to the Secretary of State
Military opinion on draft charter.
1430
June 26 The Secretary of State to President Truman
Transmission of certified copy of Charter of the United Nations with Statute of the International Court of Justice.
1431

EFFORTS OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE PREPARATORY COMMISSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS TO EFFECT AN EARLY ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION; SELECTION OF THE UNITED STATES AS THE PERMANENT LOCATION FOR THE SEAT OF THE ORGANIZATION

Date Paper Page
Editorial Note
Background information relative to establishment and purposes of the Preparatory Commission.
1433
1945 Aug. 15 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Guidance for participation in major policy decisions of the Executive Committee of the Preparatory Commission.
1434
Aug. 23 Memorandum Prepared by the United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stettinius)
Matters to be reviewed with the President and the Secretary of State.
1437
Aug. 24 Memorandum by Mr. Charles P. Noyes, Assistant to the United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stettinius)
Meeting of President Truman, Secretary Byrnes, and Mr. Stettinius.
1439
Aug. 24 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Desirability of informal consultations and agreement among the Five Great Powers.
1440
Aug. 27 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
Agreement by representatives of the Five Great Powers to hold informal meetings.
1441
Sept. 5 The United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stettinius) to the Acting Secretary of State
Summary of various preliminary conversations with Bevin, Cadogan, Attlee, and others.
1442
Sept. 7 The United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stettinius) to the Acting Secretary of State
Conversation with Gromyko about work of the Executive Committee, schedule for future meetings, and permanent location; conversation with Koo.
1444
[Page XLIX]Sept. 13 The United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stettinius) to the Acting Secretary of State
Resolution introduced in Executive Committee to expedite establishing the United Nations.
1445
Sept. 14 The United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stettinius) to the Acting Secretary of State
Discussions looking toward agreement on the time and place of the first meeting of the General Assembly.
1446
Sept. 18 The Acting Secretary of State to the United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stettinius)
Views on the selection of a Secretary-General and the determination of his tenure of office.
1448
Sept. 19 The United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stettinius) to the Acting Secretary of State
Informal discussion by representatives of the Big Five on various organizational problems.
1449
Sept. 20 The United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stettinius) to the Acting Secretary of State
Report for the President on the approval by the Executive Committee of the time schedule proposed by the United States; question of permanent location of U.N. headquarters.
1451
Sept. 28 The United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stettinius) to the Acting Secretary of State
Informal meeting of Big Five; discussion of presidency of Security Council, Secretariat, Secretary-General, and permanent location.
1452
Oct. 3 The United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stettinius) to President Truman and the Secretary of State
Recommendation by the Executive Committee that permanent headquarters of the United Nations should be located in the United States.
1453
Oct. 5 The United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stettinius) to President Truman and the Secretary of State
Problem of specific location of U.N. headquarters in the United States.
1454
Oct. 9 The United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stettinius) to the Secretary of State
Discussion by Big Five representatives of candidates for Secretary General and for president of Preparatory Commission; question of permanent location.
1455
Oct. 11 Memorandum of Conversation, by Mr. Leo Pasvolsky, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
Discussion with Gore-Booth on the future work of the Executive Committee and British views on permanent location.
1457
Oct. 12 The United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stettinius) to the Secretary of State
Suggestion by Massigli that the organizing meeting of the United Nations be postponed until January; recommendation by Stettinius that the United States continue to press for a December meeting.
1458
[Page L]Oct. 24 Memorandum of Conversation
Discussion by Byrnes, Halifax, and Noel-Baker regarding permanent location of the United Nations.
1459
Oct. 24 The Secretary of State to Certain Diplomatic Representatives
Notification that the U.N. Charter is now in force.
1461
Oct. 27 The Acting United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stevenson) to the Secretary of State
Agreement by Executive Committee to dates for convening meetings of Preparatory Commission and General Assembly.
1462
Nov. 10 The Acting United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stevenson) to the Secretary of State
Synopsis of principal issues developed in meetings of the Executive Committee.
1462
Nov. 15 Secretary’s Staff Committee Working Paper (SC–171/8)
Tentative U.S. slates for various posts in the United Nations.
1475
Nov. 21 The Secretary of State to the Acting United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stevenson), at London
Notification that Bevin has informed Byrnes that the United Kingdom will continue to argue that the site of the U.N. should be in Europe.
1479
Nov. 28 The Secretary of State to the Acting United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stevenson), at London
Authorization to deny reports that the United States does not wish to have the United Nations headquarters in its territory.
1479
Nov. 28 The Acting United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stevenson) to the Secretary of State
Summary of developments relating to the question of permanent location.
1480
Nov. 30 The Acting United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stevenson) to the Secretary of State
Evaluation of British efforts to locate the U.N. headquarters in Europe.
1484
Dec. 6 The Acting United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stevenson) to the Secretary of State
Agreement by the other American Republics to favor the United States as site for the United Nations.
1485
Dec. 7 The Acting United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stevenson) to the Secretary of State
Statement of the U.S. position on the question of the location of the permanent headquarters of the United Nations.
1486
Dec. 9 The Acting United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stevenson) to the Secretary of State
Assessment of rumors that the United States does not want the headquarters of the United Nations; probable votes: 27 or 28 for the United States, 13 for Europe, several uncertain.
1486
[Page LI]Dec. 15 The Acting United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stevenson) to the Acting Secretary of State
Account of proceedings leading to decision that the permanent location of the United Nations should be in the United States.
1488
Dec. 17 The Acting United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stevenson) to the Acting Secretary of State
Inquiry by Gromyko about U.S. views on Simic of Yugoslavia as possible Secretary General.
1491
Dec. 19 The Acting Secretary of State to the Acting United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stevenson)
Suggestion that Gromyko be informed that the United States will base its preferences for Secretary General on individual competence rather than geographical area; the question should be discussed on a five power basis.
1492
Dec. 23 The Acting United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stevenson) to the Acting Secretary of State
Adjournment of the Preparatory Commission.
1493
Dec. 23 The Acting United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stevenson) to the Acting Secretary of State
Main changes by the Preparatory Commission in the report of the Executive Committee.
1494
Dec. 24 The Acting United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stevenson) to the Acting Secretary of State
Report on recent individual talks with Koo, Noel-Baker, and Gromyko on candidates for Secretary General and President of General Assembly and on membership in Security Council.
1504
Dec. 24 The Acting United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stevenson) to the Acting Secretary of State
Preliminary observations concerning presidency of General Assembly and the Secretary General.
1505
Dec. 24 The Acting United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stevenson) to the Acting Secretary of State
Discussion with Gromyko, Koo, and Webster regarding Secretary General, membership in Security Council and ECOSOC, and presidency of General Assembly.
1506
Dec. 27 The Acting United States Representative on the Preparatory Commission (Stevenson) to the Acting Secretary of State
Availability of Trygve Lie for consideration as President of the General Assembly.
1509

PARTICIPATION BY THE UNITED STATES IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION

Date Paper Page
1945 Apr. 11 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Transmission of draft constitution for UNESCO.
1510
[Page LII]Apr. 24 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
Satisfactory progress of American draft constitution for UNESCO.
1511
June 12 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Suggestion that United Kingdom be asked to call a conference on the basis of the draft constitution.
1512
July 13 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
Approval by conference of Allied Ministers of Education of draft constitution as basis for agenda for United Nations Educational and Cultural Conference.
1513
July 13 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
British announcement of forthcoming conference.
1513
Sept. 29 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Observations on draft proposals.
1514
Oct. 10 The Chargé in the United Kingdom (Gallman) to the Secretary of State
Soviet view that the conference should properly be called by the United Nations rather than by United Kingdom, which will defend propriety of present arrangement.
1515
Oct. 16 The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the United Kingdom (Gallman)
Procedural arrangements.
1516
Nov. 5 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
Recommendation that United States take initiative to have UNESCO give suitable attention to educational and cultural problems in non-self-governing territories.
1517
Nov. 5 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman)
Authorization to suggest to Soviet Foreign Office that it reconsider its previous decision and send a delegation to the conference.
1518
Nov. 8 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Disapproval of plans to take initiative at this time in seeking a UNESCO conference on educational and cultural problems in non-self-governing territories.
1519
Nov. 9 The Department of State to the British Embassy
Expression of the view that UNESCO should be formed by intergovernmental agreement rather than through a resolution of the General Assembly.
1519
Nov. 13 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the Secretary of State
Recommendation against approaching the Soviet Foreign Office on the question of sending a delegation to the conference.
1521
[Page LIII]Nov. 15 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
Summary of proceedings and decisions of the UNESCO Conference.
1521
Dec. 5 Memorandum by the Assistant Secreatry of State (Benton) to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of summary report on the London Conference, November 1–16, 1945.
1523

PARTICIPATION BY THE UNITED STATES IN THE SESSIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOR CONFERENCE AND GOVERNING BODY

Date Paper Page
1945 500.C 115/7–1145 (undated) Report by the Chief of the Division of International Labor, Social and Health Affairs (Mulliken)
Report on the 95th Session of the Governing Body of the International Labor Organization.
1530
July 6 Memorandum by the Chief of the Division of International Labor, Social and Health Affairs (Mulliken)
Presence of a representative of the Polish Government at the meeting in Quebec of the Governing Body of the ILO.
1535
July 11 The Ambassador in Belgium (Sawyer) to the Secretary of State
Inquiry by Belgian labor leaders concerning American attitude toward the admission of the Soviet Union to the ILO.
1535
Aug. 7 The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Belgium (Sawyer)
Support for renewal of Soviet membership in the ILO.
1536
Sept. 4 The Secretary of State to the Secretary of Labor (Schwellenbach)
Notification that it would be premature to invite Bulgaria and Hungary to the International Labor Conference.
1537
Oct. 10 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Caffery)
Transmittal of instructions from Departments of State and Labor to U.S. Government representatives at 96th session of ILO Governing Body.
1537
Oct. 11 The Ambassador in France (Caffery) to the Secretary of State
United Kingdom and Canada favor inviting Bulgaria and Hungary to she ILO meeting.
1539
Oct. 12 The Secretary of State to Miss Frances Perkins
Transmittal of instructions to the U.S. Government Delegation to the International Labor Conference at Paris.
1539
Oct. 24 The Ambassador in France (Caffery) to the Secretary of State
Request for instructions on pending articles.
1551
Oct. 26 The Ambassador in France (Caffery) to the Secretary of State
Report of stand taken by U.S. delegation on question of amendments to ILO constitution.
1551
Nov. 1 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Caffery)
Instructions on pending articles.
1552
[Page LIV]Dec. 5 Memorandum by Mr. Edward Miller, Jr., Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State (Acheson), to the Under Secretary of State
Recommendation that authority for U.S. participation in the ILO (under its constitution, as amended) be included in the Omnibus Bill now being prepared for submission to the Congress.
1553
Dec. 21 Memorandum by the Legal Adviser (Hackworth) to Mr. Edward Miller, Jr., Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State (Acheson)
No objection to the proposed amendment of the Omnibus Bill.
1555

SPONSORSHIP BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE OF LEGISLATION RESULTING IN THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IMMUNITIES ACT OF 1945

Date Paper Page
1945 Apr. 13 The Director General of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (Lehman) to the Secretary of State
Request for legislative and administrative action by the Government of the United States.
1557
July 2 The Acting Secretary of State to the Attorney General (Clark)
Transmittal of a draft bill granting certain privileges and immunities to international organizations.
1558
Sept. 11 Mr. Edward G. Miller, Jr., Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State (Acheson), to the Assistant Solicitor General (Judson)
Estimate that about 3,000 persons would be affected by the proposed bill.
1560
Sept. 18 The Acting Secretary of the Treasury (Gaston) to the Secretary of State
Approval of the proposed bill, subject to certain changes.
1561
Oct. 2 The Attorney General (Clark) to the Secretary of State
The Department of Justice will not oppose the legislation but offers certain suggestions.
1562
Oct. 4 The Acting Secretary of State to the Attorney General (Clark)
Appreciation for the agreement by the Department of Justice not to oppose the legislation; replies to specific suggestions for changes.
1565