Editorial Note

Aside from questions relating to the interpretation and application of the Headquarters Agreement, there were recurring problems arising from the nonratification by the United States of the General Convention on Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations. The L/UNA memorandum of May 8 is illustrative of the laissez-passer problem, with specific reference to the use of United Nations laissezpasser by United States nationals in the employ of the United Nations. The two documents that follow reflect another and continuing problem affecting United Nations officials of United States nationality: this Government’s insistence that no category of United States citizens could be exempted from the payment of national income taxes, in this case United States nationals serving in the Secretariat of the United Nations.