Situation in Palestine – Establishment of Truce Commission – SecCo resolution

48 (1948).  Resolution of 23 April 1948  [S/727]

The Security Council,

Referring to its resolution 46 (1948) of 17 April 1948 calling upon all parties concerned to comply with specific terms for a truce in Palestine,

Establishes a Truce Commission for Palestine composed of representatives of those members of the Security Council which have career consular officers in Jerusalem, noting, however, that the representative of Syria has indicated that his Government is not prepared to serve on the Commission.  The functions of the commission shall be to assist the Security Council in supervising the implementation by the parties of its resolution 46 (1948);

Requests the Commission to report to the President of the Security Council within four days regarding its activities and the development of the situation, and subsequently to keep the Security Council currently informed with respect thereto.

The Commission, its members, their assistants and its personnel shall be entitled to travel, separately or together, wherever the Commission deems necessary to carry out its tasks.

The Secretary-General shall furnish the Commission with such personnel and assistance as it may require, taking into account the special urgency of the situation with respect to Palestine.

Adopted at the 287th meeting by 8 votes to none, with 3 abstentions (Colombia, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics).

Document symbol: S/RES/48 (1948)|S/727
Document Type: Resolution, Security Council resolution
Document Sources: Security Council, Security Council Truce Commission
Subject: Armed conflict, Peacekeeping
Publication Date: 23/04/1948

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