UN in PalestineAn Act To provide foreign economic assistance.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the “Foreign Economic Assistance Act of 1950.”

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SEC. 301. This title may be cited as the “United Nations Palestine Refugee Aid Act of 1950”.

SEC. 302. The Secretary of State is hereby authorized to make contributions from time to time before July 1, 1951, to the United Nations for the “United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East”, established under the resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations of December 8, 1949,(2) in amounts not exceeding in the aggregate $27,450,000 for the purposes set forth in this title.

SEC. 303. (a) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, not to exceed $27,450,000 to carry out the purposes of this title.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation is authorized and directed, until such time as an appropriation shall be made pursuant to subsection (a) of this section,(3) to make advances to the Secretary of State, not to exceed in the aggregate $8,000,000, to carry out the provisions of this title. From appropriations authorized under subsection (a) of this section, there shall be repaid to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, without interest, the advances made by it under authority contained herein. No interest shall be charged on advances made by the Treasury to the Reconstruction Finance (corporation in implementation of this section.

SEC. 304. (a) The provisions of sections 301, 302, and 303 of the Act of January 27, 1948 (62 Stat. 6),(4) are hereby made applicable with respect to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East to the same extent as they apply with respect to the government of another country- Provided, when reimbursement is made by said Agency, such reimbursement shall be credited to the appropriation, fund, or account utilized for paying the compensation, travel expenses, and allowances of any person assigned hereunder.

(b) Departments and agencies of the United States Government are authorized, with the approval of the Secretary of State, to furnish or procure and furnish supplies, materials, and services to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East- Provided, That said Agency shall make payments in advance for all costs incident to the furnishing or procurement of such supplies materials, or services, which payments may be credited to the current applicable appropriation or fund of the department or agency concerned and shall be available for the purposes for which such appropriations and funds are authorized to be used.

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(1) 64 Stat. 198, 203. Back

(2) General Assembly Res. 302 (IV); A Decade of American Foreign Policy, pp. 856-859.

(3) Chapter XI, “Foreign Aid Appropriation Act, 1951,” of the act of Sept. 6, 1950, “General Appropriation Act, 1951,” appropriated $27,450,000 for contributions to the United Nations for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East; 64 Stat. 763.

(4) United States Information and Education Exchange Act of 1948, also printed in A Decade of American Foreign Policy, pp. 1224-1234. Sections 301-303 relate to the assignment of American specialists for service with another government.