International: Both Sides of the Street

The Economic and Social Council stole few headlines from its noisy twin, the Security Council. But Ecosoc, which had proliferated into eleven subsidiary agencies (to consider everything from health to hunger, from a free press to free trade), was having its own hot debates, its own clashes between the big powers.

On the hotly disputed question of whether expert delegates to the commissions should be able to speak for themselves instead of their governments, Russia last week was working both sides of the street. Eleanor Roosevelt had held out for experts who could freely give their own views. Russian Delegate Nikolai I....

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