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UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S EMERGENCY FUND; CONTRIBUTION FOR 1953
29. The Secretary of State for External Affairs reported that Canadian contributions to the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund had been $500,000 in each of the years 1951 and 1952. The target of the fund for 1953 was higher than in 1952 but Canadian contributions had, on the whole, been adequate and it was recommended that the same contribution be made as in the last two years. The question of continuation of the Fund would come before the General Assembly of the United Nations at the end of 1953. A Canadian contribution would not in any way commit the Canadian government as to its attitude at that time.
An explanatory memorandum had been circulated.
(Minister's memorandum, Jan. 30, 1953 -- Cab. Doc. 32-53)?
30. The Cabinet approved the recommendation of the Secretary of State for External Affairs and agreed:
(a) that authorization be given for a contribution to the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund for the fiscal year 1953-54 of $500,000; the necessary provision to be made in the Estimates;
(b) that authorization be given to inform the United Nations Negotiating Committee for Extra-Budgetary Funds of the intended contribution, subject to Parliamentary approval, it being made clear that Canada was not committed to support the continuation of UNICEF as a separate "permanent agency"; and,
(c) that the Executive Director of UNICEF be asked to continue to purchase Canadian commodities appropriate to the agency's programme.
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