Your Trusteeship 3.  Please convey following reply from
Minister of External Affairs to Secretary-General of UNO.
Begins: 'I refer to your letters of 29th June concerning Chapters
XI, XII, and XIII of the Charter. There is little need to stress
the importance attached by the Australian Government to an early
and full implementation of the provisions of those chapters.
We would agree that the information supplied on non-self-governing
territories should cover economic, social and educational
developments over the past year and that in the early stages at
least comparative figures drawn from the previous two or three
years' developments in social, economic and educational matters
should be made available to permit appreciation of trends.
Australia accepts in regard to Papua the obligations of Chapter
XI. So far as Papua is concerned it will not be possible to supply
statistical information for the period 1942-45 during which time
you will recall the Territory was a major war theatre in the
Pacific. A published report for 1940-41 can be supplied and it is
expected that it will be possible to furnish a general statement
on the period of Military Control 1942-45 and in respect of the
period from resumption of civil control on 30th October 1945 to
30th June 1946.
Finally, you raise in a separate letter the question of the
submission of a trusteeship agreement. The Australian Government
has prepared an agreement for the Mandated Territory of New Guinea
the terms of which have been published and are now being discussed
with the Government[s] of New Zealand, United Kingdom, United
States and France with a view to submission to the General