Report of the Delegation of the United States of America to the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace, Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 1-23, 1936

Washington DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1937. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. vi, 280, [2] pages. Footnotes. Appendices. Index. Some pencil marks notes. Cover has wear, tears, soiling, and chips. Pencil erasure residue on title page. Department of State Publication 1088, Conference Series 33. The Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace was an extraordinary conference which convened in Buenos Aires on December 1, 1936. The Buenos Aires Conference of 1936, was not a regular conference as it fell between the Montevideo Conference of 1933 and the 1938 Conference at Lima. Convened at the request of FDR, this extraordinary conference marked the further development of the Good Neighbor Policy and the initiation of hemispheric machinery for collective security. Indeed, past and contemporary historians date the multilateral application or "Pan Americanizing" of the Monroe Doctrine from the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace. One of the chief characteristics of the Conference was the realism with which the delegates approached the problems with which they were confronted. The delegates conceived the task of the Conference to be that of formulating, by common agreement, plans for mutual cooperation and peaceful collaboration. The principle of equality was fully recognized. There was no distinction between large and small countries, but all delegations were on a basis of complete equality. The national sovereignty and independence of each nation were scrupulously respected. It was recognized that each nation had the right to make decisions in accordance with its own national requirements. The United States Delegation acted accordingly. Its projects, like all other important projects, were modified to meet the views of the other twenty nations represented. It was the spirit of compromise which, in harmony with the principle of equality and the policy of the "good neighbor", made the Conference a success. Condition: Good.

Keywords: Good Neighbor Policy, Collective Security, Non-Intervention, International Law, Neutrality, International Trade, Pan American Highway, Armaments, Cordell Hull, Sumner Welles, Alexander Weddell, Adolf A. Berle, Charles Fenwick, Saavedra Lamas

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