267 Hood to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram UN158 NEW YORK, 2 March 1949, 4.16 p.m.
Your telegram 123. 
1. The Commission's report  was circulated only this morning and have not yet had time for useful discussion with council members. Hope to report further tomorrow if necessary by telephone.
2. President  of Council (now Cuba) has taken no steps to convene a meeting on Indonesia but at tomorrow's meeting on other matters will ascertain the wish of members of the Council. I doubt whether in the circumstances a meeting will be possible before early next week.
3. The position is certainly most difficult. With regard to the suggestion in the latter part of paragraph 2 of your 123, I have personally thought for some time that the only way out might eventually prove to be a decision by the Council to convene a conference of parties in New York as nearly as possible under the direct auspices of the Council. This, however, raises some awkward questions of jurisdiction.