In ten sessions between 1947 and 1954 the founding members established the new Commission's procedures and priorities, successfully completed a Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and recommended two covenants to the General Assembly. Table 2.1 identifies the governments sending representatives to the Commission during its formative years. In that eight year period, Western governments comprised 34% of the membership and enjoyed considerable support from Asian and Latin American representatives who constituted another 40% of the total.