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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1951. The United Nations; the Western Hemisphere
(1951)

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FOREIGN RELATIONS, 19 51, VOLUME II
parliamentary situations in United Nations organs and bodies; (2)
consultation, negotiation, and liaison with other delegations and the
United Nations Secretariat. The secretariat of the mission assists
the United States representative in (1) the coordination of the above
activities; (2) the provision of necessary research, reference, report-
ing, and communications services; (3) the discharge of the responsi-
bilities of the United States as "host government," in particular
those arising from the headquarters agreement between the United
States and the United Nations (Public Law 357, 80th Cong.) and the
International Organizations Immunities Act (Public Law 291, 79th
Cong.), which deal inter alia with relations of the United Nations, its
officials, and delegation members with Federal, State, and local au-
thorities; and (4) the administration and management of the United
States mission.
Other United States Missions
  In addition to the United States mission to the United Nations
during 1951 the United States maintained several special missions in
order to participate effectively in the work of certain bodies of the
United Nations which did not have headquarters in the United States.
  During 1951 a permanent resident delegation to the United Nations
Economic Commission for Europe was maintained at Geneva. It
worked with the Commission and its committees in efforts to readjust
the production and distribution of coal, electric power, lumber, steel,
and other commodities for the purpose of assisting the economic re-
construction of Europe. United States representatives were also sent
to the meetings of the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia
and the Far East, and the Economic Commission for Latin America.
  Special missions also were maintained during 1951 to make possible
effective participation in the work of certain field missions and spe-
cialized agencies of the United Nations. United States representatives
served, for example, with the United Nations Conciliation Commis-
sion for Palestine, the United Nations Commission for Indonesia
(until April 1951), the United Nations Special Committee on the
Balkans, the Advisory Commission of the United Nations Relief and
Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, and the
United Nations Council for Libya. The work of these bodies is de-
scribed in the text of this report.
  During 1951 there was at Geneva a United States representative for
specialized agency affairs, charged with maintaining liaison for the
United States with the International Refugee Organization, the Inter-
national Labor Organization, and the World Health Organization, as
well as with various other United Nations bodies in Europe. A special
United States mission, the office of the United States representative
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