247 Australian Delegation, United Nations, to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram UN770, NEW YORK, 3 November 1949, 7.49 p.m.
1. Second Committee adopted Australian Resolution 3 to 5 (Soviet Group).
3. Czechoslovakia proposal [vo]ted on paragraph by paragraph. We abstained throughout and voted against Resolution as a whole which was defeated 6-21-2.
4. Debate has been useful and has advanced principle of full employment. U.S.A. and all industrialised countries spoke strongly in favour of our proposal and under-developed countries made it clear that additions sought by them were not intended to weaken Resolution.