324 Australian Delegation, United Nations, to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram UN1025 (extract) NEW YORK, 15 December 1946, 1.54 p.m.

IMMEDIATE SECRET

Assembly 423.

Trusteeship Plenary.

1. Trusteeship Council.

(1) General Assembly to-day 14th December elected Mexico (36 votes) and Iraq (34) as non-administering members of the Trusteeship Council. We voted as instructed for Uruguay and Philippines.

(2) Before the vote, the Soviet followed by Byelo-Russia, Yugoslavia and Ukraine stated that as agreements were not in accord with the Charter, they would take no part in the elections.

(3) Assembly adopted resolution proposed by the Fourth Committee providing for establishment of Trusteeship Council and for holding of first meeting of Trusteeship Council before 15th March 1947.

The Secretary General to circulate provisional agenda.

[matter omitted]

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