Conference files, lot 60 D 627, CF 250: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the United States Delegation1


Tosec 229. Urtel Secto 273.2 Following is text draft resolution agreed between Thailand and Department last June:

Verbatim text:

“The Security Council, recalling General Assembly Resolution 337 (V) (uniting for peace), part A, section B establishing a peace observation commission which could observe and report on the situation in any area where there exists international tension, the continuance [Page 877] of which is likely to endanger the maintenance of international peace and security, finds that there exists in the general area of [and adjacent to]3 Thailand [and Laos]3 a condition of international tension the continuance of which is likely to endanger international peace and security, requests the Peace Observation Commission to establish a subcommission composed of hiatus members, with its seat at the United Nations Headquarters, with authority:

To despatch such observers as it may deem necessary to any part of the above area on the request of any state or states concerned, but only to the territory of states consenting thereto;
To visit if it deems necessary, any area in which observation requested under sub-paragraph (a) is being conducted;
To consider such data as may be submitted to it by its members or observers and to make such reports as it deems necessary to the Peace Observation Commission and the Security Council for the information of member states.”

Suggests as minimum desirable changes:

Omission bracketed words second paragraph. Words “and adjacent to” would foreclose possibility using POC in Vietnam if words “and Laos” are also omitted.
Re paragraph three, Department has in mind subcommission of five (India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sweden and Uruguay) and believes it would be preferable name these states in resolution since if composition left to POC, there would be additional delay and greater risk appointment less desirable members.

  1. Repeated to USUN as telegram 575.
  2. Not printed. (396.1 GE/5–2154)
  3. Brackets in the source text.
  4. Brackets in the source text.