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Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees Concludes Final Session; Will Dissolve June 30

The seventh and last plenary session of the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees closed today, after the representatives of the various member nations had voted to transfer all of its functions to the new International Refugee Organization.

Except for legal formalities, which will be handled by several committees, today’s session wrote finis to the ten-year-old IGCR, which was established at the (##)vian Conference in 1938. During most of its history the committee was under heavy fire for what its critics charged was a policy of “too little and too late.”

Surplus funds belonging to the IGCR will be transferred to the IRO, if the member governments approve. Its remaining affairs will be handled by the executive committee until June 30, when it formally dissolves. After June 30, a liquidation board appointed yesterday will handle IGCR affairs until the IRO begins functioning.