United Nations Security Council Resolution 143

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United Nations Security Council Resolution 143
by the United Nations

Adopted by the Security Council at its 873rd meeting, by 8 votes to none, with 3 abstentions (China, France, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), on 14 July 1960

The Security Council,

Considering the report of the Secretary General [1] on a request for United Nations action in relation to the Republic of the Congo,

Considering the request for military assistance addressed to the Secretary-General by the President and Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo [2],

1. Calls upon the Government of Belgium to withdraw its troops from the territory of the Republic of the Congo;

2. Decides to authorize the Secretary-General to take the necessary steps, in consultation with the Government of the Republic of the Congo, to provide the Government with such military assistance as may be necessary until, through the efforts of the Congolese Government with the technical assistance of the United Nations, the national security forces may be able, in the opinion of the Government, to meet fully their tasks;

3. Requests the secretary general to report to the Security Council as appropriate.


[1]Official Records of the Security Council, Fifteenth Year, 873rd meeting, paras. 18-29.

[2] Ibid., Fifteenth Year, Supplement for July, August, and September 1960, document S/4382.

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