358 Department of External Affairs to Australian Delegation, Educational Conference 
Cablegram 467 CANBERRA, 2 November 1945
Reference Dominions Office telegram D1965  and our 447 to Hasluck. 
1. Concerning relationship of proposed Educational and Cultural body to United Nations, we have broadly three alternatives:-
(a) To establish it as a specialised agency under either Article 57 or 59 of the Charter.
(b) To create a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly under Article 22.
(c) To establish a Commission of the Economic and Social Council under Article 68.
In paragraph 5 of D1965 no clear distinction is made between (a) and (b). If it is intended to set up a specialised agency then it must be established in conformity with the provisions of the Charter.
2. After consideration of D1965 and experience of our representatives on Executive Committee of the United Nations, we think you should work for the establishing of the proposed organisation by resolution of the General Assembly, thereby creating it as a subsidiary organ of the United Nations.
This involves pressing for a closer integration with the United Nations than that proposed in our Department memorandum of 23rd October, 1945 , forwarded by air, which suggested Educational and Cultural body should be a specialised agency very closely associated with the United Nations. If above proposal is adopted it would remove organisational disadvantages of French plan referred to in our telegram 439 of 25th October , and have advantages mentioned in paragraph 2 of Hasluck's telegram 11237.