United Nations Security Council Resolution 42

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Adopted by the Security Council at its 263rd meeting, by 8 votes to none, with 3 abstentions (Argentina, Syria, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), on 5 March 1948

The Security Council,

Having received General Assembly resolution 181 (II) of 29 November 1947 on Palestine, and having received from the United Nations Palestine Commission its first monthly report ([1]) and its first special report ([2]) on the problem of security in Palestine,

1. Resolves to call on the permanent members of the Council to consult and to inform the Security Council regarding the situation with respect to Palestine and to make, as the result of such consultations, recommendations to it regarding the guidance and instructions which the Council might usefully give to the Palestine Commission with a view to implementing the resolution of the General Assembly. The Security Council requests the permanent members to report to it on the results of their consultations within ten days;

2. Appeals to all Governments and peoples, particularly in and around Palestine, to take all possible action to prevent or reduce such disorders as are now occurring in Palestine.


[1] Official Records of the Security Council, Third Year, Special Supplement No. 2, document S/663.
[2] Ibid., document S/676.

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