United Nations Security Council Resolution 44

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Adopted by the Security Council at its 277th meeting, by 9 votes to none, with 2 abstentions (Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), on 1 April 1948

The Security Council,

Having received, on 9 December 1947, General Assembly resolution 181 (II) concerning Palestine dated 29 November 1947,

Having taken note of the United Nations Palestine Commission's first ([1]) and second ([2]) monthly progress reports and first special report on the problem of security, ([3])

Having called, on 5 March 1948, on the permanent members of the Council to consult,

Having taken note of the reports made concerning those consultations,

Requests the Secretary-General, in accordance with Article 20 of the United Nations Charter, to convoke a special session of the General Assembly to consider further the question of the future government of Palestine.

[1] Official Records of the Security Council, Third Year, Special Supplement No. 2, document S/663.
[2] Ibid., document S/695.
[3] Ibid., document S/676.

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