United Nations Security Council Resolution 70

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United Nations Security Council Resolution 70
by the United Nations

Adopted by the Security Council at its 415th meeting, by 8 votes to none, with 3 abstention (Egypt, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) on 7 March 1949

Whereas Article 83, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations provides:

“The Security Council shall, subject to the provisions of the trusteeship agreements and without prejudice to security considerations, avail itself of the assistance of the Trusteeship Council to perform those functions of the United Nations under the trusteeship system relating to political, economic, social, and educational matters in the strategic areas”,

The Security Council,


1. That the Trusteeship Council be requested, subject to the provisions of trusteeship agreements or parts thereof in respect of strategic areas, and subject to the decisions of the Security Council made having regard to security considerations from time to time, to perform in accordance with its own procedures, on behalf of the Security Council, the functions specified in Articles 87, and 88 of the Charter relating to political, economic, social and educational advancement of the inhabitants of such strategic areas;

2. That the Trusteeship Council be requested to send to the Security Council, one month before forwarding to the Administering Authority, a copy of the questionnaire formulated in accordance with Article 88 of the Charter and any amendments to such questionnaire which may be made from time to time by the Trusteeship Council;

3. That the Secretary-General be requested to advise the Security Council of all reports and petitions received from or relating to strategic areas under trusteeship, and to the Trusteeship Council for examination and report to the Security Council;

4. That the Trusteeship Council be requested to submit to the Security Council its reports and recommendations on political, economic, social and educational matters affecting strategic areas under trusteeship.

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