Toward the end of July 1950 the United Nations Commissioner in Libya, Mr. Pelt, drafted his report to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for submission to the General Assembly at its Fifth Regular Session in September 1950. The Commissioner was required to prepare the draft report in consultation with the members of the United Nations Advisory Council for Libya. These consultations were held at Geneva in August 1950. Copies of the draft report were studied by the members of the United Nations Advisory Council for Libya during that month.
The United States position on the draft report was that in general the report appeared to be a quite satisfactory document to which the United States need take no exception. This position is described in the Secretary of State’s telegram 159 to the Consulate at Geneva (357.AG/8–1150), in Geneva’s telegram 158 to the Secretary of State [Page 1629] (357.AG/8–1850), and in the Secretary of State’s telegram 177 to the Consulate at Geneva (357.AG/8–1850); none printed.
For the report of the Commissioner, see United Nations, Official Records of the General Assembly, Fifth Session, Supplement No. 15, Annual Report of the United Nations Commissioner in Libya. Hereafter cited as GA (V), Suppl. No. 15.
The Annual Report of the United Nations Commissioner in Libya, GA (V), Suppl. No. 15, was transmitted to the Secretary-General of the United Nations on September 4, 1950, for submission to the General Assembly at its Fifth Regular Session, which met at Flushing Meadow, New York, from September 19 to December 15, 1950. The Commissioner’s report on Libya together with reports from the United Kingdom and France as the administering powers were referred to the Ad Hoc Political Committee for its consideration. The United States was a member of that Committee, which did not take up the subject of Libya until October 1950.