159. Editorial Note

In its Report to the President by the Presidents Citizen Advisers on the Mutual Security Program, submitted March 1, the Committee had the following conclusions on multilateral assistance:

“The contributions of other economically advanced nations to the task of providing external assistance to nations in need should be actively sought. But it does not appear that there is need for yet another worldwide bureau, such as the Special United Nations Fund for Economic Development, for the distribution of grant economic assistance. The need is rather for increased support by other nations of the technical assistance and lending activities of the existing international institutions.

“Our support for the technical assistance work of the United Nations should continue at about the present level.

“For any country which the United States wishes to support, and for which substantial non-United States aid might be forthcoming, we should announce publicly our willingness to undertake appropriate joint assistance programs.” (Report, page 11)