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177 Australian Delegation, United Nations, to Australian Government

Cablegram UN196 (extract) NEW YORK, 18 March 1949, 8.59 p.m.


Your 154 to Washington ECAFE.

1. ECOSOC [1], debate on ECAFE interim report [2] produced nothing
constructive with regard to further direction of Commission's
work. USSR recapitulated its ground for dissatisfaction as
previously advanced at Lapstone. Other delegations perfunctorily
expressed satisfaction with progress to date, but there was
general undertone that Commission should now advance from fact
finding to action.

2. Number of Council delegations now contain people well informed
about ECAFE from whom comments could be obtained.

1 The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

2 The report of the 4th Session.

[AA:A1838/2, 856/20, iv]
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