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HickersonMurphyKey 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

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Part I

the un in the political and security field

A. Objectives and Instrumentalities:

I. Relationship of UN collective security activities to UN pacific settlement functions.

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a.
What are the possibilities of, and what are the limitations on, UN action to:
(1)
achieve East-West settlement;
(2)
settle disputes not directly involving East-West conflict;
(3)
unify and strengthen the non-Communist world;
(4)
bring about change, other than by war, in the Soviet system;
(5)
organize a general system of collective security.
b.
To what extent are these aims mutually exclusive?
c.
Where should greatest emphasis be placed?
2.
How could UN machinery be utilized in event of:
a.
Future localized aggression (other Koreas);
b.
General war.
3.
Pace and scope of future efforts to strengthen UN in collective security field (CMC).
4.
Relationships between UN and other collective security arrangements:
a.
Review of present status;
b.
Desirable UNNATO relationships:
(1)
in peace time;
(2)
in case of localized aggression, in or outside NATO area;
(3)
in case of general war.
c.
Desirability of further formal or informal development of UN relationship with other regional or collective defense systems.
5.
Development of UN pacific settlement functions.
a.
Use of Peace Observation Commission.
b.
Additional machinery.
6.
Role of UN Disarmament Activities.
7.
Importance of economic and social programs, e.g.:
a.
International Development Authority;
b.
Technical Assistance Program.

B. Korea—Seventh General Assembly and Beyond

1.
General approach.
2.
Additional measures
  • economic
  • political
  • military
3.
Post-GA outlook.

C. The UN and the Cold War

1.
Attitude and probable policy of USSR toward the UN.
2.
General posture regarding Soviet participation in UN:
a.
Desirability of continuing Soviet membership;
b.
Election of Soviet bloc members to UN posts. (Seventh GA examples: Successor to Czechslovakia on ECOSOC; Eastern European committee chairmanship).
c.
Attitude toward Soviet proposals in the UN.
3.
Use of UN as propaganda forum by USSR: East–West trade (Moscow Economic Conference), Germ Warfare, etc.
4.
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.
5.
Selectivity in determination of problems to be regraded as East-West issues.
6.
Relations with “neutrals” on East–West issues.
7.
Admission of new members.
  1. Prepared in the Bureau of United Nations Affairs. Regarding the items in Parts II and III of the projected agenda, see bracketed note on p. 31.