Hickerson–Murphy–Key files, lot 58 D 33, “US–UK talks—September 1952”
Draft of Part I of Three-Part Agenda for United States–United Kingdom Talks on the United Nations 1
the un in the political and security field
A. Objectives and Instrumentalities:
I. Relationship of UN collective security activities to UN pacific settlement functions.[Page 14]
- What are the possibilities of, and what are the limitations
on, UN action to:
- achieve East-West settlement;
- settle disputes not directly involving East-West conflict;
- unify and strengthen the non-Communist world;
- bring about change, other than by war, in the Soviet system;
- organize a general system of collective security.
- To what extent are these aims mutually exclusive?
- Where should greatest emphasis be placed?
- How could UN machinery be
utilized in event of:
- Future localized aggression (other Koreas);
- General war.
- Pace and scope of future efforts to strengthen UN in collective security field (CMC).
- Relationships between UN and
other collective security arrangements:
- Review of present status;
- Desirable UN–NATO relationships:
- in peace time;
- in case of localized aggression, in or outside NATO area;
- in case of general war.
- Desirability of further formal or informal development of UN relationship with other regional or collective defense systems.
- Development of UN pacific
- Use of Peace Observation Commission.
- Additional machinery.
- Role of UN Disarmament Activities.
- Importance of economic and social programs, e.g.:
- International Development Authority;
- Technical Assistance Program.
B. Korea—Seventh General Assembly and Beyond
- General approach.
- Additional measures
- Post-GA outlook.
C. The UN and the Cold War
- Attitude and probable policy of USSR toward the UN.
- General posture regarding Soviet participation in UN:
- Desirability of continuing Soviet membership;
- Election of Soviet bloc members to UN posts. (Seventh GA examples: Successor to Czechslovakia on ECOSOC; Eastern European committee chairmanship).
- Attitude toward Soviet proposals in the UN.
- Use of UN as propaganda forum by USSR: East–West trade (Moscow Economic Conference), Germ Warfare, etc.
- Utility of various UN organs as propaganda forums for the West.
- Specific problems: Austrian case; Katyn massacre; Oatis, Linse, etc. cases; Swedish and U.S. plane incidents; Soviet “hate America” campaign.
- Selectivity in determination of problems to be regraded as East-West issues.
- Relations with “neutrals” on East–West issues.
- Admission of new members.