United Nations Security Council Resolution 38

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United Nations Security Council Resolution 38
by the United Nations

Adopted by the Security Council at its 229th meeting, on January 17 1948, by 9 votes to none, with 2 abstentions (Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)

The Security Council,

Having heard statements on the situation in Kashmir from representatives of the Governments of India and Pakistan,

Recognizing the urgency of the situation,

Taking note of the telegram addressed on 6 January 1948 by its president to each of the parties [1] and of their replies thereto, [2] in which they affirmed their intention to conform to the Charter of the United Nations.

1. Calls upon both the Government of India and the Government of Pakistan to take immediately all measures within their power (including public appeals to their people) calculated to improve the situation, and to refrain from making any statements and from doing or causing to be done or permitting any acts which might aggravate the situation;

2. Further requests each of those Governments to inform the Council immediately of any material change in the situation which occurs which the matter is under consideration by the Council, and consult with the Council thereon.


[1] See Official Records of the Security Council, Third Year, Nos. 1-15, 226th meeting, pp. 4-5 (document S/636).

[2] Ibid., Third Year, Supplement for January, February and March 1948, documents S/639 and S/640.

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