Cablegram UN857 NEW YORK, 30 November 1946, 4.10 p.m.
Trusteeship Sub-Committee One.
New Guinea New Article.
1. Reference Paragraph 15 of Assembly 287  text of the
suggested New Article herewith for Minister's consideration.
2. It will be seen that Paragraph (1) does not follow the other
texts in providing expressly for reports to United Nations,
arrangements concerning periodic visits and the like. These seem
to be sufficiently covered in the Charter.
3. We have not expressed the undertakings concerning
administrative measures as an express continuation of existing
policy lest this should seem to limit the agreement by past
measures. Continuity could be emphasised in the opening statement.
4. We may be pressed in view of our insistence on omitting
repetition of Charter provisions to Annex Chapters 12 and 13. 
5. Earliest possible reply appreciated with a view to lodgment of
additional Article at best tactical moment.
6. Text Follows:
The Administering Authority undertakes that in the discharge of
its obligations under Article 3 of this Agreement-
(I) It will cooperate fully with the Trusteeship Council in the
discharge of all the Council's functions under Articles 87 and 88
of the Charter,
(II) It will-
(A) Take into consideration the customs and usages of the
inhabitants of New Guinea and respect the rights and safeguard the
interests, both present and future, of the indigenous inhabitants
of the territory, and in particular ensure that no rights over
native land in favour of any person not an indigenous inhabitant
of New Guinea may be created or transferred except with the
consent of the competent public authority.
(B) Promote, as may be appropriate to the circumstances of the
territory, the educational advancement of the inhabitants and to
this end take steps towards the development of a general system of
elementary education and facilitate the vocational and cultural
advancement of the population.
(C) Assure to the inhabitants of the territory, as may be
appropriate to the particular circumstances of the territory and
its peoples, a progressively increasing share in the
administrative and other services of the territory, develop the
participation of the inhabitants of the territory in advisory and
legislative bodies and in the Government of the Territory, and
assist the peoples of the Territory in the progressive development
of free political institutions.
(D) Guarantee to the inhabitants of the Territory, subject only to
the requirements of public order, freedom of speech, of the press,
of Assembly and petition, freedom of conscience and worship and of