Peace-seeking mission in the Holy Land/ Death of the UN Mediator in Palestine (Bernadotte) – SecCo resolution

57 (1948).  Resolution of 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,


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 internment by the President or the person whom he may appoint for the occasion.

Adopted unanimously at the 358th meeting.


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