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(1948)

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                WESTERN HEMISPHERE
THE NINTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF AMERI-'
  CAN STATES, HELD AT BOGOTA, COLOMBIA, MtARCH 30-
  MAY 2,19481
    I. PREPARATION AND-ORGANIZATION OF THE CONFERENCE
710.J/6-2841
The Colombian Mi'2niter of Foreign Relations (Esguerra) to the
                        Secretary of State
                                           BOGOTw, June 26, 1947.
  ExcLLENcY:-Resolution CVIII of the Eighth International Con-
ference of American States, which met in Lima in 1938,2 selected
Bogotk, the capital of Colombia, as the seat of the Ninth International
Conference of American States, and, in conformity with the decision
made by the Governing Board of the Pan American Union, at the ses-
sion of May 7 last, the opening of the said Conference is to take place
on Saturday, January 17,1948.
  In the name of the Government of Colombia I have the honor to
invite, through the distinguished good offices of Your Excellency, the
Government of the United States of America to be represented at the
Ninth International Conference of American States through the
designation of Delegates, who will receive in Colombia the most cor-
dial welcome and whose cooperation for the successful outcome of so
important a meeting will be especially valuable.
  The program of the Ninth International Conference of American
States will be sent directly to Your Excellency's Government by the
Governing Board of the Pan American Union.
  For additional documentation, and analytical and summary accounts of the
Conference, see Ninth International Conference of American States, Bogotd,
Colombia, March 30-May 2,1948: Report of the Delegation of the United States
of
America with Related Documents (Department of State Publication No. 3262,
November 1948) hereinafter cited as USDel Report; Novena Conferencia Inter-
nacional Americana, Bogotd, Marzo 30 de 1948: Actas y Doeumentos, vools &-vni
(Bogota, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, 1954); "Report on the
.Ninth
International Conference of American States", by Alberto Lleras, Secretary
General of the Organization of American States, vol. i, No. 1, pp. 1 if.
(Washing-
ton, Pan American Union, 1949); and Charter of the Organizatio'n of American
States, signed at Bogota April 30, 1948, Department of State Treaties and
,Other
International Acts Series 2361, in 2 UST 2394, pp. 2418-2420.
  For documentation on. the Lima Conference, see Foreign Relations, 1938,
vol v,
pp. If.
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