Memorandum by the Director, Office of American Republic Affairs (Warren)29
The Committee appointed by the Governing Board of the Pan American Union to report on the Inter-American Financial and Economic Conference met at the Pan American Union at 11:30 a.m. with the Ambassador of Chile30 in the chair. There were present the Ambassadors of Cuba and El Salvador,31 Dr. Rowe, Don Pedro de Alba,32 and myself as the special representative of the United States. The Ambassador of Colombia,33 the other member of the committee, was out of town.[Page 180]
It was unanimously agreed after lengthy and harmonious discussion: (1) The Inter-American Financial and Economic Conference now set for November 15, 1945, shall be postponed; (2) The Economic and Social Council, immediately after its members have been named by the various American states on September 30, 1945, as required by the pertinent resolution of Mexico City shall proceed with the study of urgent problems including inter-American action on general reparations and external assets in Latin America in accordance with Mexico City Resolutions 19 and 20; (3) The Economic and Social Council shall meet at the Pan American Union on November 15, 1945. After the completion of special formal ceremonies attendant upon the organization of the Council, it will proceed with a formulation of an agenda of urgent matters included in the chief title of the agenda for the postponed Financial and Economic Conference with a view to obtaining the acquiescence of all members of the Pan American Union not later than December 31, 1945, on an agenda for an Inter-American Financial and Economic Conference which shall take place not later than April 15, 1946; (4) The Economic and Social Council beginning its meeting on November 15, 1945, shall request the Governing Board of the Pan American Union to name the date and place of the Inter-American Financial and Economic Conference scheduled not later than April 15, 1946.
- Addressed to the Acting Secretary of State, the Director, Office of Financial and Development Policy (Collado), the Assistant Secretary of State (Clayton), and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (Thorpe).↩
- Marcial Mora.↩
- Guillermo Belt and Héctor David Castro, respectively.↩
- Assistant Director, Pan American Union.↩
- Gabriel Turbay.↩