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61 STAT.] 80rH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 482-AUG. 4 , 1947 757 "3. The General Assembly may make recommendations with a view to determining the details of the application of paragraphs 1 and 2 of this article or may propose conventions to the Members of the United Nations for this purpose."; and Whereas article 28 and other articles of the Charter of the United 59 stat. 1041 Nations contemplate the establishment of a seat for the permanent headquarters of the Organization; and Whereas the interim arrangements concluded on June 26, 1945, by the governments represented at the United Nations Conference on Inter- national Organization instructed the Preparatory Commission established in pursuance of the arrangements to "make studies and prepare recommendations concerning the location of the permanent headquarters of the Organization"; and Whereas during the labors of the said Preparatory Commission, the Congress of the United States in H. Con. Res. 75, passed unanimously by the House of Representatives December 10, 1945, and agreed to unanimously by the Senate December 11, 1945, invited the United 69 tat. 88. Nations "to locate the seat of the United Nations Organization within the United States", and Whereas the General Assembly on December 14, 1946, resolved "that the permanent headquarters of the United Nations shall be estab- lished in New York City in the area bounded by First Avenue, East Forty-eighth Street, the East River, and East Forty-second Street"; and Whereas the General Assembly resolved on December 14, 1946, "That the Secretary-General be authorized to negotiate and conclude with the appropriate authorities of the United States of America an agreement concerning the arrangements required as a result'of the establishment of the permanent headquarters of the United Nations in the city of New York" and to be guided in these negotiations by the provisions of a preliminary draft agreement which had been negotiated by the Secretary-General and the Secretary of State of the United States; and Whereas the General Assembly resolved on December 14, 1946, that pending the coming into force of the agreement referred to above "the Secretary-General be authorized to negotiate and conclude arrangements with the appropriate authorities of the United States of America to determine on a provisional basis the privileges, immunities, and facilities needed in connection with the temporary headquarters of the United Nations."; and Whereas the Secretary of State of the United States, after consulta- tion with the appropriate authorities of the State and city of New York, signed at Lake Success, New York, on June 26, 1947, on behalf of the United States an agreement with the United Nations regarding the headquarters of the United Nations, which agree- ment is incorporated herein; and Whereas the aforesaid agreement provides that it shall be brought into effect by an exchange of notes between the United States and the Secretary-General of the United Nations: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President is agreement into effect hereby authorized to bring into effect on the part of the United States on part of . S. the agreement between the United States of America and the United Nations regarding the headquarters of the United Nations, signed at Lake Success, New York, on June 26, 1947 (hereinafter referred to as the "agreement"), with such changes therein not contrary to the gen- eral tenor thereof and not imposing any additional obligations on the United States as the President may deem necessary and appropriate,