United Nations in Concept and Practice
Collapse of the scheduled mid-May summit conference at Paris may impel the great nations of the world to put renewed reliance on more firmly established methods of international intercourse. Diplomatic missions have long been maintained in capitals of friendly nations primarily to serve as channels of communication and instruments of negotiation. Fifteen years ago the United Nations came on the scene with various organs especially designed to facilitate settlement of international disputes and to promote cooperation in matters of concern to the world community. If the summit failure causes the big powers increasingly to seek adjustment of their differences through the United Nations, it will at least have helped to forward purposes subscribed to by the 50 nations who ...