Editorial Note

On December 19, 1945, action was completed by the Congress of the United States (79th Congress, 1st Session) on S. 1580, An Act “To Provide for the Appointment of Representatives of the United States in the Organs and Agencies of the United Nations, and To Make Other Provision With Respect to the Participation of the United States in Such Organization” (short title, the “United Nations Participation Act of 1945”); and the bill was approved by the President on December 20, 1945 (59 Stat. 619). This became the statutory basis for United States participation in the United Nations.