The first meeting of the Collective Measures Committee occurred on March 5, 1951. João Carlos Muniz of Brazil was elected chairman. Several working groups were appointed to consider aspects of the Committee’s work. Also at the first meeting, Harding F. Bancroft, Deputy United States Representative, presented a statement on the purpose and scope of the task before the CMC; for text of his remarks, see Department of State Bulletin, March 19, 1951, pages 460–462.
The records of the CMC proceedings are not published. A set exists in Lot 60 D 463, United Nations documentation for the period 1946–1955, retired by the Reference and Documents Section of the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State. For the Report of the CMC, document A/1891, see United Nations, Official Records of the General Assembly, Sixth Session, Supplement No. 13 (hereafter cited as GA (VI), Suppl. No. 13).