United Nations Security Council Resolution 57

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United Nations Security Council Resolution 57
by the United Nations

Adopted unanimously by the Security Council at its 358th meeting, on 18 September 1948

The Security Council,

Deeply shocked by the tragic death of the United Nations Mediator in Palestine, Count Folke Bernadotte, as the result of a cowardly act which appears to have been committed by a criminal group of terrorists in Jerusalem while the United Nations representative was fulfilling his peace-seeking mission in the Holy Land,

Resolves:

1. To request the Secretary-General to keep the flag of the United Nations at half-mast for a period of three days;

2. To authorize the Secretary-General to meet from the Working Capital Fund all expenses connected with the death and burial of the United Nations Mediator;

3. To be represented at the interment by the President or the person whom he may appoint for the occasion.

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