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Central Opium Board, and two by the World Health Organization or its Interim
Terms of reference

The Supervisory Body, established by the 1931 Convention, examines estimates of government needs for narcotic drugs for medical and scientific purposes and prepares estimates for any territories for which data has not been provided. It publishes an annual statement fixing the limits for the following year of imports, manufacture, etc., for every territory in the world.


The International Children's Emergency Fund, established by the General Assembly, reports to the Economic and Social Council.

The assets of the fund are made available by UNRRA and contributions from governments, voluntary agencies, individual, and other sources. These resources are utilized for the benefit of children and adolescents of countries which were victims of aggression and to assist in their rehabilitation; for the benefit or children and adolescents of countries formerly receiving assistance from UNRRA; for child health purposes generally; and to safeguard the health of expectant and nursing mothers.

The fund is administered by an executive director under policies including the determination of programs and allocation of supplies, established by an executive board in accordance with such principles as may be laid down by the Economic and Social Council and its Social Commission. Membership

The executive board of the fund is composed of the following 26 countries,
each of which appoints a representative to sit on the Board :



Ukranian S. S. R.
Byelorussian S. S. R. Iraq.

Union of South Africa.

U. S. S. R.
New Zealand.

United Kingdom.

United States.


Poland. With the exception of Switzerland, which was designated a member of the Board by the Economic and Social Council, members were selected by the General Assembly for an indeterminate period.


The Co-ordination Committee is composed of the Secretary-General of the United Nations as chairman and the corresponding officers of the specialized agencies brought into relationship with the United Nations, as follows: Director General or ILO, Edward Phelan, United Kingdom; Director General of FAO, Sir John Boyd Orr, United Kingdom ; Director General of UNESCO, Julian Huxley, United Kingdom ; President of the Council of ICAO, Edward Warner (United States; President of the Bank, John J. McCloy, United States; Managing Director of the Fund, Camille Gutt, Belgium.

The corresponding officers of agencies with which agreements are not yet in force also attend the meetings as observers. Terms of reference

The Co-ordination Committee takes appropriate steps to ensure the fullest and most effective implementation of the agreements entered into between the United Nations and the specialized agencies and the coordination of activities to prevent duplication of work among the organizations.

Operating within the framework of the Co-ordination Committee are the fol. lowing interagency consultative committees :

Consultative Committee on Administrative Questions.
Consultative Committee on Statistical Matters.
Consultative Committee on Public Information.
United Nations Film Board.


This Committee is composed of-

a chairman to represent the Preparatory Committee of the United Nations
Conference on Trade and Employment: J. R. C. Helmore, United Kingdom.
(since the Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on Trade
and Employment ceased to exist when the Havana Conference convened, the
chairman will be nominated by and will represent the Interim Commission
of the International Trade Organization, as provided by resolution of the
Economic and Social Council. To avoid an interruption in the Committee's
work, Mr. Helmore continues to serve as chairman until he is re-nominated
or succeeded);
a person nominated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations to be concerned in particular with agricultural primary commodities :
L. A. Wheeler, United States;
a person to be concerned in particular with nonagricultural primary com-

modities : G. Peter, France. Terms of reference

The Committee, as determined by the Economic and Social Council, keeps informed of and facilitates intergovernmental consultation or action with respect to commodity problems pending the establishment of the International Trade Organization.

D. Ad Hoc COMMITTEES The Economic and Social Council and its subsidiary organs establish such ad hoc committees as may be required from time to time for special purposes.

For example, an ad hoc committee was set up by the Economic and Social Council to study the factors bearing upon the establishment of an economic commission for the Middle East. It is composed of representatives of China, Egypt, France, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey, the U. S. S. R., the United Kingdom, the United States, and Venezuela. The Committee will report to the Council concerning the creation of such an economic commission.

A Special Committee on the United Nations Appeal for Children was established by the Economic and Social Council in connection with a world-wide campaign to secure voluntary contributions for the relief of the world's needy children. The Committee assists and advises the Secretary-General of the United Nations in coordinating national appeals and in applying general policies concerning the collection of funds and their disposal. It is composed of representatives of the following States: Canada, Chile, China, France, New Zealand, Poland, and the United States.


MEMBERSHIP The Trusteeship Council consists of: Members of the United Nations administering Trust Territories; permanent members of the Security Council which do not administer Trust Territories; as many other members elected for a threeyear term by the General Assembly as will ensure that the membership of the Council is equally divided between Members which administer Trust Territories and Members which do not.

The present members of the Trusteeship Council are:



New Zealand

United Kingdom
United States


TERRITORIES China and U. S. S. R.

The representative of the U. S. S. R. opposed the constitution of the Trusteeship Council on the basis of the eight Trusteeship Agreements approved by the General Assembly in December 1946, on the ground that these agreements were in contradiction to the terms of the Charter. The U. S. S. R. has not (March 1948) appointed a representative to serve on the Council.


To serve until December 31, 1949 : Iraq and Mexico.
To serve until December 31, 1950: Costa Rica and Philippine Republic.


The Trusteeship Council has as yet not established any permanent committees or commissions.

Several ad hoc committees, such as the Working Committee on Palestine, have been set up to deal with specific questions. The Working Committee, composed of representatives of Australia, China, France, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States, was charged with drafting a statute of the city of Jerusalem.

Periodic official visits to territories under trusteeship are made by representatives of the Council. Visiting missions may also be organized to conduct special investigations or inquiries when conditions in a trust territory require such action.



Members of the International Court of Justice are elected for 9 years by the General Assembly and the Security Council, voting independently, from a list of persons nominated by the national groups in the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

In the first election of members of the Court, to provide a rotating scheme, it was decided that five judges should serve for 9 years, five for 6 years and five for 3 years. The terms of office began on the date of election, February 6, 1946. The judges of the Court and their respective terms of office are as follows:

For 9 years, to serve until February 5, 1955 : Alejandro Alvarez, Chile; José Philadelpho de Barros e Azevedo, Brazil; Jules Basdevant, France; José Gustavo Guerrero, El Salvador; Sir Arnold Duncan McNair, United Kingdom.

For 6 years, to serve until February 5, 1952: Isidro Fabela Alfaro, Mexico; Green H. Hackworth, United States; Helge Klaestad, Norway; Sergei Borisovitch Krylov, U. S. S. R.; Charles de Visscher, Belgium.

For 3 years, to serve until February 5, 1949: Abdel Hamid Badawi Pasha, Egpyt; Hsu Mo, China ; John E. Read, Canada; Bohdan Winiarski, Poland; Milovan Zoričić, Yugoslavia.

STRUCTURE The International Court of Justice forms annually a chamber of five judges which may hear and determine cases by summary procedure.

From time to time the Court may establish one or more chambers of three or more judges to deal with particular categories of cases.

The members of the Chamber for Summary Procedure, elected for 1 year to serve until May 2, 1948, are as follows: J. G. Guerrero, J. Basdevant, Sir Arnold McNair, S. B. Krylov, Hsu Mo.

Substitute members : Green H. Hackworth, Charles de Visscher.


Secretary-General—Trygve Lie (Norway) Assistant Secretary-General for the Executive Office of the Secretary-General and

for General Co-ordination-R. G. A. Jackson (Australia)

STRUCTURE The eight departments of the Secretariat and their structure are indicated below:


Assistant Secretary-General-A. A. Sobolev (U. S. S. R.)
General Political Division.
Administrative and General Division.
Atomic Energy Commission Group.
Armaments and Enforcement Measures Section.


Assistant Secretary-General-David Owen (United Kingdom)
Office of the Assistant Secretary-General.
Division of Economic Stability and Development.
Fiscal Division.
Statistical Office.
Division of Transport and Communications.

Joint Division of Co-ordination and Liaison (jointly with Department of Social Affairs).


Assistant Secretary-General-Henri Laugier (France)
Office of the Assistant Secretary-General, Section of Cultural Activities.
Division of Human Rights.
Division of Population.
Division of Social Activities.
Division of Narcotic Drugs.

Joint Division of Co-ordination and Liaison (jointly with Department of Economic Affairs).



Assistant Secretary-General—Victor Hoo (China) Office of the Assistant Secretary-General: Division of Trusteeship; Division of Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories.


Assistant Secretary-General–Benjamin Cohen (Chile) Office of the Assistant Secretary-General: Press and Publications Bureau; Radio Division; Films and Visual Information Division; Library Services; Special Services ; External Services.


Assistant Secretary-General-Ivan Kerno (Czechoslovakia) Office of the Assistant Secretary-General; Division of General Legal Questions; Division for the Development and Codification of International Law; Division of Privileges and Immunities and Registration of Treaties.


Assistant Secretary-General-Adrian Pelt (Netherlands) Office of the Assistant Secretary-General: Conference Division; Overseas Offices Division.

Bureau of Documents : Translation Division; Reproduction and Distribution Division; Official Records Division; Printing Liaison Division; Interpretation Division.

Bureau of General Services: Communications and Records Service; Transportation Service; Maintenance and Engineering Service; Purchase and Supply Division,


Assistant Secretary-General-Byron Price (United States) Office of the Assistant Secretary-General : Office of the Appeals Board ; Headquarters Planning Office; United Nations Appeal for Children.

Bureau of Administrative Management and Budget : Estimates and Organization Division; Budget Administration Division; Management Engineering Division.

Bureau of the Comptroller: Expenditure Control Division; Staff Accounts Division; Treasury Division; General Accounts Division; Tax Division; Audit Division,

Bureau of Personnel : Appointments and Staff Relations Division; Staff Regulations and Policies Division; Training Division; Housing Division; Pensions Division; Health Clinic.


New York 5, N. Y., June 2, 1948. Hon. CHARLES A. EATON, Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs,

House of Representatives, Washington, D. O. DEAR DR. EATON: I do hope that Congress will approve the $65,000,000 loan for the United Nations buildings.

With this letter are a diagram of the general neighborhood showing the site of the United Nations' permanent home which was prepared for me about a year ago; also photostats of articles that appeared in the New York Herald Tribune and the New York Times on July 25, 1947. Also enclosed is a plot plan with views of certain improvements.

Our office is thoroughly familiar with this general proposition and, as a matter of fact, the writer individually with his own money is interested in the ownership of 801 Second Avenue, the southwest corner of Forty-third Street-a 22-story building on a plat of 7,500 square feet.

With the above background and a 50-year experience behind me exclusively in the real-estate business, I feel that I am warranted in making a very definite statement that I believe this loan should be made by the Government for the following reasons :

(a) The United Nations have had the very best architectural ability in New York for the development of the site and I know have had in mind buildings that could be very readily converted into office buildings if at any time in the future unexpectedly the United Nations was dissolved.

(6) Personally I feel that there must be too much good judgment in the world and particularly in this country, England, France, and South America to permit anything happening to the United Nations in its present form or some similar form.

(c) There is no expenditure in my opinion before Congress for consideration that is more important than this expenditure and the moment the loan is granted and approved (I hope the vote will be unanimous for approval), the United Nations will have a greater standing before the bar of justice and in the council of all nations than ever before.

Now let's look at this situation from a practical business viewpoint. Without fear of contradiction, after the city has made its donation toward this improvement with the development of the water front between Forty-second and Forty-eighth Streets, with the improvements being made for approaches to the neighborhood, and by obtaining property through condemnation, very definitely there is no better site for successful development in New York City or the country itself, than these six blocks. It is only through the generosity of John D. Rockefeller and the tireless energy of Robert Moses that this site was obtained for this specific purpose. No other section in New York, considering all factors, is as desirable for office development than this neighborhood and after the green signal is given and the plot developed according to the plans that have been approved by the city, by the United Nations, and particularly by Robert Moses, then the advantages of the location for the specific purposes desired will be realized.

Furthermore, at this time it is my opinion that all real estate experts will agree that if anything should happen in the future and the Government finds that it owns the property through a possible foreclosure of the $65,000,000 loan, the loan could be salvaged and probably without loss to the Government,

If I had the time I could write pages on the extreme desirability of the site, the possibility of renting the buildings to be erected on the plot to private interests, and particularly the redevelopment of the property to the advantage of the Owners.

There is no man in my time who has been as constructive, as conservative, and as able as Robert Moses and while I have not discussed this matter with him directly or indirectly, I know that the proposition he has recommended is conservative and I know that the loan now before Congress should be approyed. Sincerely,

CHABLES F. NOYE8, Chairman.

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