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Documentary background information concerning American foreign policy ought to be readily available to every Member of the Congress. To this end the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has brought together in a single volume the more important international instruments and official statements which have a bearing upon our foreign policy as it has evolved during the past decade. I am sure the compilation will be of service not only to my colleagues in the Congress but to members of the press, to Government officials, and to students of world affairs generally.
The volume makes no pretense at being all-inclusive. In the main those documents have been included which the Congress is most likely to need in its deliberations on foreign policy. Final decisions as to the inclusion or exclusion of documents were made by the staff of the Foreign Relations Committee.
The committee staff and the State Department collaborated in the preparation of the book. While many people have made valuable suggestions, the committee wishes particularly to acknowledge the assistance of the following people in the State Department: E. Taylor Parks, historical adviser, Robert Lambert, Velma H. Cassidy, and Marion L. Terrell of the Division of Historical Policy Research; Beatrice C. Wharton, Division of Publications; and Harley A. Notter, adviser to the Assistant Secretary for United Nations Affairs. The committee wishes also to acknowledge the contribution of the Legislative Reference Service of the Library of Congress and the following 'members of the committee staff: Francis O. Wilcox, chief of staff; Thorsten V. Kalijarvi, staff associate; Richard H. Heindel, formerly staff associate; and Morella Hansen, assistant clerk.
MARCH 15, 1950.
TOM CONNALLY, Chairman.
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 60
[Submitted by Mr. CONNALLY]
Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That the manuscript entitled "A Decade of American Foreign Policy: Basic Documents, 1941-1949", prepared at the request of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by the staff of the committee and the Department of State, be printed as a Senate document, and that one thousand additional copies shall be printed for the use of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate.
Adopted October 18, 1949.
1. The Four Freedoms, January 6, 1941...
2. The Atlantic Charter, August 14, 1941..
3. Declaration by the United Nations, January 1, 1942_
4. Master Lend-Lease Agreement, February 23, 1942.
5. The Casablanca Conference, January 14-24, 1943.
6. The Quebec Conference, August 17-24, 1943-
7. Address by President Roosevelt at Ottawa, August 25, 1943.
8. Fulbright Resolution, September 21, 1943..
9. The Moscow Conference, October 13-30, 1943-
12. United States Participation in UNRRA, March 28, 1944.
16. The Crimea (Yalta) Conference, February 4-11, 1945.
17. The Berlin (Potsdam) Conference, July 17-August 2, 1945.
22. Third Meeting of Council, November 4-December 12, 1946.
24. Fifth Meeting of Council, November 25-December 16, 1947.
26. Charter of the United Nations, June 26, 1945-
27. Statute of the International Court of Justice, June 26, 1945.
28. Chart of the United Nations Organization..........
29. Proclamation of Charter and Statute, October 31, 1945.
30. Compulsory Jurisdiction of Court Accepted, August 2, 1946-
32. Amendment of United Nations Participation Act, October 10, 1949-
33. Membership of the United Nations and Specialized Agencies.
34. International Organizations Immunities Act, December 29, 1945.
35. Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, February 13, 1946.
36. Headquarters of the United Nations: Agreements 1947, 1948..
37. United Nations Flag, October 20, 1947-
39. Interim Committee of the General Assembly, November 13, 1947--
41. Universal Postal Union, Revision of July 5, 1947.
42. International Telecommunication Union, Revision of October 2, 1947-
43. International Labor Organization (ILO), Amendment, October 9, 1946
44. Acceptance of ILO Instrument of Amendment, June 30, 1948.
45. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), October 15, 1945..
46. Participation in FAO, July 31, 1945..
(b) International Monetary Fund, July 22, 1944–
(c) Bretton Woods Agreements Act, July 31, 1945.
48. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), December 7, 1944.
49. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
50. Participation in UNESCO, July 30, 1946-.
51. World Health Organization (WHO), July 22, 1946
52. Participation in WHO, June 14, 1948
53. International Refugee Organization (IRO), December 15, 1946-
55. World Meteorological Organization (WMO), October 11, 1947-
56. Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO),
58. Havana Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, July 21-30, 1940..-
59. Rio Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, January 15-28, 1942.
60. Mexico City Conference, February 21-March 8, 1945..
67. Diplomatic Relations With Italy Renewed, October 26, 1944-
68. Treaty of Peace With Italy, February 10, 1947-
70. Disposal of Former Italian Colonies, November 21, 1949-
71. Italian Property Returned by United States, August 5, 1947–
72. Departure of American Troops From Italy, December 13, 1947-