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Intergovernment Committee to Seek Settlement of Stateless Jews in Latin America

The possibility of resettling displaced Jews in various countries, including South America, will be investigated by the Intergovernmental Committee for Refugees, it was announced here last night by Sir Herbert Emerson, director of the Committee.

The announcement was made at the concluding session of a three-day conference of the members of the Committee held here. Sir Herbert stressed the great help given to the Committee by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration and by the Joint Distribution Committee. Several members expressed the opinion that all possible efforts should be made to encourage refugees from Germany and Austria to return to their homelands.

The conference adopted a resolution authorizing the administration of the Committee to negotiate for the absorption of its functions by the Social and Economic Council of the United Nations Organization. The resolution was adopted following notification from the British Government that it intends to urge the General Assembly of the UNO to take such action.