Documentation relating to the legislative history of the Yugoslav item is either printed or cited in United Nations, Official Records of the General Assembly, Sixth Session, Annexes, fascicule for agenda item 68. The text of the resolution submitted by Yugoslavia and adopted by the Ad Hoc Political Committee is substantially the same as that in Delga 297, November 21, except for the elimination of numbered item 4 in the operational paragraph; the first preambulatory paragraph also included the Soviet Union in the list of countries named (UN Doc. A/AC.53/L.10/Rev. 1, November 30). For the debate in the Ad Hoc Political Committee on November 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and December 1, see United Nations, Official Records of the General Assembly, Sixth Session, Ad Hoc Political Committee, pages 39 ff.
Senator John Sherman Cooper, the representative of the United States on the Ad Hoc Political Committee, made a statement of some length on November 29. In this statement he made reference to the interest of the United States Government in linking existing United Nations machinery with the situation described in the Yugoslav complaint:
“Meanwhile, since the Committee had approved the setting up of a Balkan sub-commission … the United Nations would be able at the request of any State or states concerned to watch developments and call upon a body equipped to observe and report on any situation likely to endanger the peace in that area. It was very much to be hoped that the services of the sub-commission would not be needed and that the Yugoslav draft resolution would achieve its purpose.” (ibid., page 53)
At its 355th plenary meeting, December 14, 1951, the General Assembly adopted the resolution recommended by the Ad Hoc Political Committee. For discussion at the meeting, see United Nations, Official Records of the General Assembly, Sixth Session, Plenary Meetings, pages 273 ff. Sen. Cooper made a brief statement which conveyed the strong feelings of this Government regarding “the aggressive campaign” to which Yugoslavia was being subjected, in the course of which he warned:
“If this campaign continues, there is danger that it could lead to serious trouble in the Balkans, and have repercussions throughout the world. It is clear to all of us that any new recourse to aggression in [Page 519] the world might strain to the breaking point the fabric of world peace.” (United Nations, Official Records of the General Assembly, Sixth Session, Plenary Meetings, page 278)
For the official text of the resolution as approved by the General Assembly, Resolution 509 (VI), see United Nations, Official Records of the General Assembly, Sixth Session, Resolutions, page 10.