Editorial Note

The thrust of United States policy at the United Nations regarding dependent area questions was made evident in the positions adopted by this Government at the time of the Washington colonial policy discusions between the United States and (individually) the United Kingdom, France, and Belgium, in July 1950 (see Foreign Relations, 1950, volume II, pages 434 ff.). The documents that follow are illustrative of an attempt by this Government in early 1951 to apply general policy to a specific problem: the question of the division of the Ewe tribes of Togoland in West Africa between British and French administration. The first two documents which date from the year 1950 are included as conveying essential background information.