Editorial Note

In furtherance of a policy formulated in 1950 to conduct broad-gauge discussions and consultations both in scope and extent with other governments on matters coming before the United Nations and particularly the General Assembly, the Department of State des patched several communications (circular airgrams) to the field beginning in June. For the three basic circulars, see infra and pages 16 and 24. Many of the subjects are documented in substantive chapters which appear elsewhere in this volume or in the regional volumes of the Foreign Relations series. For a fourth circular which was sent out on September 12 and which dealt solely with the question of the amount of the United States contribution to the regular (administrative) budget of the United Nations, see page 162. For a fifth circular, dated October 6, which was concerned with the broad problem of financing economic development within the United Nations system, see page 30.