Your UN.658.  Elections to Economic and Social Council.
Support should be given to New Zealand, United States, Turkey and
Mexico (or a South American country).
2. We understand that New Zealand may not be anxious to secure
election because of staffing difficulties. Please ascertain their
attitude. If they wish to stand assure them of our most active
support. Delegation should do everything in its power to support
3. Objective if New Zealand is standing is to win them a seat and
also consolidate position for Australia next year. If New Zealand
is not standing Australia should still aim at consolidating
position for next year unless it is certain that we would be
elected this year. It is emphasised that Australia should not
nominate unless election assured.
4. You should make greatest possible use of Australian support for
countries listed above to achieve these aims and to assist you
flexibility has been left in case of Mexico and freedom has been
left to you to select two other countries. Security Council list
already cabled to you should also be used to advantage.
5. Please advise position as it develops.