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Appendix--Resolution 181 (II) concerning the future government of Palestine, adopted by the General Assembly on November 29, 1947,   pp. 1709-1730 ff. PDF (9.9 MB)


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APPENDIX
RESOLUTION       181 (II) CONCERNING THE FUTURE GOV-
  ERNMENT OF PALESTINE, ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL
  ASSEMBLY ON NOVEMBER 29, 19471
                                A
The General Assembly,
  Having met in special session at the request of the mandatory Power
to constitute and instruct a special committee to prepare for the con-
sideration of the question of the future government of Palestine at
the second regular session;
  Having constituted a Special Committee and instructed it to inves-
tigate all questions and issues relevant to the problem of Palestine, and
to prepared proposals for the solution of the problem, and
  Having received and examined the report of the Special Committee
  (document A/364) * including a number of unanimous recommenda-
tions and a plan of partition with economic union approved by the
majority of the Special Committee,
   Considers that the present situation in Palestine is one which is
likely to impair the general welfare and friendly relations among
nations;
   Takes note of the declaration by the mandatory Power that it plans
to complete its evacuation of Palestine by 1 August 1948;
  Recommends to the United Kingdom, as the mandatory Power for
Palestine, and to all other Members of the United Nations the adop-
tion and implementation, with regard to the future government of
Palestine, of the Plan of Partition with Economic Union set out
below;
   Requests that
   (a) The Security Council take the necessary measures as provided
 for in the plan for its implementation;
   (b) The Security Council consider, if circumstances during the
transitional period'require such consideration, whether the situation
  Reprinted from United Nations, Official Records of the Second Session of
the
  General Assembly, Resolutions, 16 September-29 November 1947, pp. 131 ff.
(U.N.
  document A/519, January 8, 1948) Two maps accompanying the source text
as
Annexes A and B are reproduced facing p. 1730. They are respectively entitled
"Palestine-Plan of Partition with Economic Union" (United Nations
Map No.
103(b), November 1947); and "City of Jerusalem-Boundaries Proposed"
(United Nations Map No. 104, November 1947).
  *See Official Records of the second session of the General Assembly, Supple-
ment No. 11, Volumes I-IV. [Footnote in the source text.]
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