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December 6, 1949
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Approved For hilease 200 eel ending b December 194' Volu! n 1.7. As thw General sserrbly a tend toward adjournment, its` S-. -vial Political Committee authorized a new $54,900 OOO O eef and works program for .gal lei. ti rn1 an refugees (415-6), and wmended the Hague settlement aT the _Indonesian case 437: ).' Mo.nwhiia the GA Plenary (1) R 1ectc d the Soviet "peace" eadlu- t :tin and adopted the Arplo=Amen =can substitute aimed at ti. i 'SR 'i ' Created a High Commissioner for refugees and displaced per- sons after termination of the IA and (3) Approved the Fri nco- Norwegian proposal fors census of conventional arms. In another blow at the colonial powers it prolonged for three years the life of the Special Committee for Information concerning MOW and affirmed the GA ' s authority to determine which territcries are non-self-governing, At L i of the critical issue whether! to admit Europe c s Catholic trade unions to the Free Labor enter= national was partially resolves. . eastern labor ur_it r in balance as Cathoiic trade unions WQgh_course. The success of Western labor's efforts to build a unified non-Communist world labor movement at London was tied precariously last week to an AFL-CIO bid to the European Catholic unions to quit; the Catholic Trade Union International within the next two years and enter the n= Labor International. This bide accepted by the London Trade Union Conference over some Socialist opposition, poses a difficult a oice for the leadership of the two and one half to three million workers in the Cati olio unions % whether-to join the new international on US assurances that it will not be Socialist-dominated or to cling to the half -cratury old Catholic International, Uaspit?; the two-year period of grace allowed them, the Catholic Un:Wn leaders may be reluctant to pc- cept 9 since their loyalty to t it own international is doep- rooted while the unity of US :;iaoor in matters of foreign policy is still new* Soviet awareness of the critical choice confront- ing the Catholic unions was re,LLected in a resolution adopted at the recent Condnform.meetin * ea:.linu for "special attention..?.. to the masses of Catholic worke;.?s. :, . {,and their organizations'' and emphasizing that" rclieiou; M an- iatiorns are not an obstacle to working class taxi hyy. Approved For R -)1090A000100020003-6 WY 'z j.Y. MO. 49 NO CHANGE IN CLASS. ^ DECLASSIFIED F i7Vr-VY@W 60'200'03=F`y' -RD AO% Approved For R se 2001/ L0 OAOD01.00020003-6 F~ fivored seating the Peking governments the Nationalist delegation would continue to sit. Going somewhat further, a Uruguayan delegate favors a theory of collective action in matters of recognition and believes that it would be appropriate. for an agency of the collective international society to pronounce on such auestionst. .Be may possibly raise the problem in plenary, Professor his book A Modern Law of Nations has suggested the desirability of having the UN work out a standard `procedure for recognizing new states. Recognition of new governments, how.- ever, presents a separate problem,, involving different legal and political considerations. While the prospect of collective UN recognition is at present remote, developments in the Chinese case may herald a new and important role for the UN in dealing with these problems thn - -- 'v .?v......... ....,.. . G~ r a v..v +? vv++..r~ v writ ice, 4.1 ,U llective considerations involved in the recognon of Com,'iunist China by any single state Apparently the British, While desiring to accord prompt recognition to the Peking govern' men~.y are somewhat concerned with the broader implications of- this step,, The UK is. reportedly embarrassed over the prospect of its own recognition being followed by perhaps eighteen other nations, which might well prompt the USSR to demand.,that the UN seat the Peking goverraent notwithstanding the absence of US or Trench recogntiono Such a development would align the UK with the. USSR1 a position which the British do not relish. To avoid this predicament! the UK has considered suggesting that the t7N follow a unified policy with respect tee seating. new governments, The British have been weighing the idea that Syg Lie might canvass the UN membership and that an understanding might be, reached that until a majority or perhaps 30 members' r? f,, the Pt Gov ernm . The existence of the UN. and., its Col ctiye'versus 4 tion 11 go si ,rations in the recogn t jean. DisaRp_oi ti.n progress toward Continental Economic p, The recent FrendxE proposals for a Fritalux trade liberalization bloc and Dutch counterproposals for a broader group including Wes '.ern Germany and Scandinavia appear to be hesitant, inadequate steps toward the ECA goal of a tight continental economic group