UNITED NATIONS, N. Y (Sep. 8)
Rumors to the effect that Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold would file a report at the forthcoming session of the General Assembly pointing toward the possibility of a stand-by United Nations peace force were confirmed by the Secretariat here today.
While Mr. Hammarskjold is still in the Middle East, carrying out the mandate given him by the recent special Assembly, his staff circulated today his annual report on the UN Emergency Force. In the report, which will be discussed by the General Assembly, Mr. Hammarskjold declares that UNEF is “well organized and functions smoothly” and that because of UNEF’s work “virtually unbroken quiet has prevailed along the entire line between Egypt and Israel.”
In circulating the report, the Secretariat today noted: “A separate study of the experience gained by UNEF is to be published at alter date. It might serve as a basis for the possible creation of a United Nations ‘stand-by force.”