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STRUCTURE OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL

December 31, 1948

INTERNATIONAL LABOR

ORGANIZATION

ECONOMIC AND
EMPLOYMENT
(15 members)

SUBCOMMISSION
EMPLOYMENT AND
ECONOMIC STABILITY

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
ORGANIZATION OF THE

UNITED NATIONS

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

TRANSPORT AND
COMMUNICATIONS

(15 members)

SUBCOMMISSION
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

18 members elected for 3 years by General Assembly
(Decides by simple majority of those present and voting)

INTERNATIONAL BANK
FOR RECONSTRUCTION
AND DEVELOPMENT

AGENDA COMMITTEE

COMMIS

POPULATION
(12 members)

INTERNATIONAL

SIONS

HUMAN RIGHTS

(18 members)

SUBCOMMISSION
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

AND OF THE PRESS

SPECIALIZED

ECONOMIC COMMISSION

FOR EUROPE

INTERNATIONAL
TRADE ORGANIZATION
(Interim Commission)

REGIONAL
COMMISSIONS

ECONOMIC COMMISSION
FOR ASIA AND THE

FAR EAST

* INTERGOVERNMENTAL
MARITIME CONSULTATIVE

ORGANIZATION
(Preparatory Committee)

ECONOMIC COMMISSION

FOR LATIN AMERICA

7

WORLD
METEOROLOGICAL
ORGANIZATION

Directly dependent on ECOSOC.

*The General Assembly approved the agreement which comes into force when finally approved by the first Assembly of IMCO.

Convention concluded. Organizations to come into being when sufficient ratifications received.

Related by Agreement

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STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL TRUSTEESHIP SYSTEM

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THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARIAT

APPENDIX VI

CHRONOLOGY OF THE UNITED STATES IN

THE UNITED NATIONS

1941

August 14The United States and the United Kingdom make known eight princi

ples for a "better future for the world” in the Atlantic Charter.

1942 January 1-Twenty-six nations at Washington accept the principles of the At

lantic Charter and pledge united action in war in the Declaration by United Nations.

1943 October 30—The United States, the United Kingdom, the Union of Soviet Socialist

Republics, and China join at Moscow in four-nation declaration recognizing necessity of international organization for the maintenance of international peace and security. (Moscow Declaration announced November 1.)

1944 July 1-22—Forty-four nations in United Nations Monetary and Financial Con

ference draw up final act providing for International Monetary Fund and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, at Bretton Woods,

N. H. August 21-October 7–Dumbarton Oaks Conversations between representatives

of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union, August 21September 28, and between representatives of the United States, the United Kingdom, and China, September 29-October 7, result in preliminary draft proposals outlining structure and powers of an international organization for the maintenance of peace and security.

1945 February 3–11–President Roosevelt, Marshal Stalin, and Prime Minister Church

ill meet at Yalta and agree on the method of voting in the Security Council

and on the invitations to the San Francisco conference. April 25-June 26—Fifty nations meet at the United Nations Conference on Inter

national Organization at San Francisco, draft, and on June 26 sign the Charter

of the United Nations. July 28—United States Senate gives advice and consent to ratification of the

Charter of the United Nations and annexed Statute of the International Court of Justice.

August 8-President Truman ratifies the Charter of the United Nations with the

Statute of the International Court of Justice. October 24—Charter of the United Nations comes into force as twenty-ninth na

tion deposits instrument of ratification with the United States and Secretary of State Byrnes signs Protocol of Deposit of Ratifications of the Charter of the

United Nations. December 20President Truman signs United Nations Participation Act of 1945

providing for United States participation in the United Nations.

1946 January 10-February 15–First Part of First Session of General Assembly of the

United Nations meets at London; elects members of the Security Council and

of the Economic and Social Council and appoints the Secretary-General. January 17Security Council meets for first time in London. January 24General Assembly establishes Atomic Energy Commission composed

of the 11 members of the Security Council and Canada. February 4-Military Staff Committee holds first meeting at London. April 3-May 6-International Court of Justice holds its inaugural session at The

Hague. December 11International Children's Emergency Fund is established by General Assembly.

1947

March 24–Commission for Conventional Armaments holds first meeting at Lake

Success. March 26-April 28—Trusteeship Council holds First Session at Lake Success. April 28-May 15—First Special Session of General Assembly meets at Flushing,

N. Y., to discuss question of Palestine. September 16-November 29—Second Regular Session of General Assembly. October 20_Committee of Good Offices on the Indonesian Question holds first

meeting. October 21—General Assembly calls upon Albania, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia to do

nothing which could assist the guerrillas in Greece and calls upon these three

states and Greece to cooperate in the peaceful settlement of their disputes. October 31—General Assembly approves agreement between the United Nations

and the United States on the headquarters of the United Nations. November 6-December 4-Second Session of the General Conference of UNESCO

meets in Mexico City. November 13—General Assembly establishes the Interim Committee (Little

Assembly). November 14General Assembly establishes the United Nations Temporary

Commission on Korea to facilitate and expedite the participation of the

Korean people in the work of their Government. November 15General Assembly approves separate agreements between the

United Nations and the World Health Organization, Universal Postal Union, International Telecommunication Union, International Bank, and International

Monetary Fund. November 20-December 16First Part of Second Session of Trusteeship Council. November 21—First meeting of United Nations Special Committee on the

Balkans. November 21-March 24–United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment

drafts Charter for International Trade Organization.

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