UN Documents Most Recent

  • 20 November 1959

    A/RES/1378 (XIV)

    This resolution put general and complete disarmament under effective international control on the General Assembly agenda.

  • 7 September 1959

    S/PV.847

    In 1959 Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold brought a letter from Laos before the Council but left the Council the option of deciding whether or not to place the issue on its agenda.

  • 12 December 1958

    A/RES/1325 (XIII)

    This resolution admitted Guinea as a member of the UN.

  • 9 December 1958

    S/RES/131

    This resolution recommended Guinea for UN membership.

  • 5 December 1958

    A/RES/1287 (XIII)

    This resolution expressed its confidence that continued efforts will be made by the parties to reach a peaceful, democratic and just solution.

  • 14 December 1957

    A/RES/1229

    This resolution renewed appointment of Dag Hammarskjöld.

  • 2 December 1957

    S/RES/126

    This resolution concerned the dispute between India and Pakistan over the territories of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • 26 September 1957

    A/3682

    This letter recommended the renewal of appointment of Dag Hammarskjöld.

  • 17 September 1957

    A/RES/1134 (XII)

    This resolution admitted Malaysia (the Federation of Malaya) as a member of the UN.

  • 5 September 1957

    S/RES/125

    This resolution recommended Malaysia (the Federation of Malaya) for UN membership.

  • 8 March 1957

    A/RES/1118 (XI)

    This resolution admitted Ghana as a member of the UN.

  • 7 March 1957

    S/RES/124

    This resolution recommended Ghana for UN membership.

  • 21 February 1957

    S/RES/123

    This resolution concerned the dispute between India and Pakistan over the territories of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • 24 January 1957

    S/RES/122

    This resolution concerned the dispute between India and Pakistan over the territories of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • 18 December 1956

    A/RES/1113 (XI)

    This resolution admitted Japan as a member of the UN.

  • 12 December 1956

    S/RES/121

    This resolution recommended Japan for UN membership.

  • 12 November 1956

    A/RES/1111 (XI)

    This resolution admitted Morocco as a member of the UN.

  • 12 November 1956

    A/RES/1112 (XI)

    This resolution admitted Tunisia as a member of the UN.

  • 12 November 1956

    A/RES/1110 (XI)

    This resolution admitted Sudan as a member of the UN.

  • 31 October 1956

    S/RES/119

    This resolution called for an emergency special session of the General Assembly to make recommendations on the Suez issue, due to French and British veto of the previous day's draft Council resolutions.

  • 29 October 1956

    S/3713/Rev.1

    This was a revised draft resolution on the Palestinian question, vetoed by France and the UK.

  • 29 October 1956

    S/3710

    This was a draft resolution on the Palestinian question, vetoed by France and the UK.

  • 26 July 1956

    S/RES/116

    This resolution recommended Tunisia for UN membership.

  • 20 July 1956

    S/RES/115

    This resolution recommended Morocco for UN membership.

  • 6 February 1956

    S/RES/112

    This resolution recommended Sudan for UN membership.

  • 14 December 1955

    A/RES/995 (X)

    This resolution admitted Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Finland, Hungary,Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos), Libyah Arab Jamahiriya (Libya), Nepal, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sri Lanka (Ceylon) as members of the UN.

  • 14 December 1955

    S/RES/109

    This resolution recommended Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos), Libyah Arab Jamahiriya (Libya), Nepal, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sri Lanka (Ceylon) for UN membership.

  • 17 December 1954

    A/RES/814 (IX)

    This resolution considered inappropriate for the time being to adopt a resolution on the question of Cyprus.

  • 7 April 1953

    A/RES/709 (VII)

    This resolution appointed Dag Hammarskjöld.

  • 31 March 1953

    S/PV.617

    The Security Council recommended appointment of Dag Hammarskjöld.

  • 23 December 1952

    S/PV.611

    During this meeting, Pakistan abstained from voting on resolution 98 (1952), according to article 27 (3).

  • 23 December 1952

    S/RES/98

    This resolution urged India and Pakistan to begin immediate negotiations under the auspices of the UN Representative for India and Pakistan in order to reach an agreement on the specific number of troops.

  • 30 January 1952

    S/RES/97

    This resolution dissolved the Commission for Conventional Armaments.

  • 11 January 1952

    A/RES/502 (VI)

    This resolution replaced the Atomic Energy Commission and the Commission for Conventional Armaments with the Disarmament Commission.

  • 10 November 1951

    S/PV.566

    During this meeting, India abstained from voting on resolution 96 (1951).

  • 10 November 1951

    S/RES/96

    This resolution concerned the report of the UN Representative on India and Pakistan and on efforts to establish a plan for the demilitarisation. Both India and Pakistan were recognised for their declaration of working for a peaceful settlement, continuation to observe a cease-fire, and their acceptance of the principle that the accession of the State of Jammu and Kashmir should be determined by a free and impartial plebiscite under the UN auspices.

  • 1 September 1951

    S/RES/95

    This resolution called upon Egypt to stop restricting the passage of international commercial shipping and goods through the Suez Canal.

  • 27 August 1951

    S/PV.555

    This meeting was a meeting on the Palestine question during which article 27 (3) of the UN Charter (obligatory abstention) was raised.

  • 16 August 1951

    S/PV.553

    This meeting was a meeting on the Palestine question during which article 27 (3) of the UN Charter (obligatory abstention) was raised.

  • 29 May 1951

    S/PV.548

    During this meeting, India abstained from voting on decision, explicitly referencing article 27 (3).

  • 30 April 1951

    S/PV.543

    During this meeting, India abstained from voting on a decision, explicitly referencing Article 27 (3).

  • 30 March 1951

    S/PV.539

    During this meeting, India abstained from voting on resolution 91 (1951), explicitly referencing article 27 (3).

  • 30 March 1951

    S/RES/91

    This resolution decided that UNMOGIP would continue to supervise the ceasefire in Kashmir with a mandate to observe and report, investigate complaints of ceasefire violations and submit its finding to each party and to the Secretary-General.

  • 31 January 1951

    S/PV.572

    During this meeting, Pakistan participated in a decision taken without a vote on the India-Pakistan question.

  • 17 November 1950

    S/PV.524

    During this meeting, Egyot abstained from voting on the Palestine Question, explicitly citing Article 27 (3) despite the "lack of precedents".

  • 3 November 1950

    A/RES/377 (V)

    This resolution established the Assembly’s Uniting for Peace procedures.

  • 1 November 1950

    A/RES/492 (V)

    This resolution extended appointment of Trygve Lie for three years, without a Security Council recommendation.

  • 28 September 1950

    A/RES/491 (V)

    This resolution admitted the Republic of Indonesia as a member of the UN.

  • 26 September 1950

    S/PV.503

    This was on the application of Indonesia.

  • 26 September 1950

    S/RES/86

    This resolution recommended Indonesia for UN membership.

  • 27 June 1950

    S/RES/83

    This resolution authorised the use of force in the context of the Korean War.

  • 25 June 1950

    S/RES/82

    This resolution determined the existence of a breach of the peace related to an armed attack by forces from North Korea into the Republic of Korea.

  • 12 April 1950

    S/PV.471

    During this meeting, India abstained from voting on a decision, explicitly referencing article 27 (3).

  • 14 March 1950

    S/RES/80

    This resolution called on both India and Pakistan to execute a programme of demilitarisation and terminated UNCIP.

  • 14 March 1950

    S/PV.470

    During this meeting, India abstained from voting on the resolution 80.

  • 8 December 1949

    A/RES/302

    This was a resolution on the assistance of Palestine refugees.

  • 16 September 1949

    S/RES/74

    This resolution requested further discussions within the Atomic Energy Commission.

  • 29 July 1949

    Karachi Agreement

    This agreement establishes a ceasefire line as a complement to the suspension of hostilities, as contained in Part I of the Security Council Resolution of 13 August 1948. The agreement provides 30 days for the parties to vacate presently held areas to areas beyond the ceasefire line as established by this agreement.

  • 11 May 1949

    A/RES/273 (III)

    This resolution admitted Israel as a member of the UN.

  • 4 March 1949

    S/RES/69

    This was the recommendation to the Assembly that Israel be admitted as a member of the UN.

  • 25 February 1949

    S/1267

    This was the application for membership of Israel.

  • 9 February 1949

    S/1247

    This was a note from the Secretary General circulating the application of DPRK.

  • 1 February 1949

    S/1238

    This was the application for membership of the Republic of Korea.

  • 17 December 1948

    S/PV.386

    This was on Israel membership.

  • 11 December 1948

    A/RES/194

    This was a resolution calling for a right of return for Palestinian refugees.

  • 10 December 1948

    A/RES/217 (III) A

    This resolution adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • 22 November 1948

    S/2780

    This was a note from the Secretary General circulating the application of Viet Nam.

  • 19 November 1948

    A/RES/192 (III)

    This resolution recommended the Security Council pursue the study of the regulation and reduction of conventional armaments and armed forces through the Commission for Conventional Armaments.

  • 16 November 1948

    S/RES/62

    This resolution called for an armistice between Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

  • 4 November 1948

    S/RES/61

    This resolution established a committee to advise on taking Chapter VII action if the parties failed to comply with troop withdrawals and truce lines.

  • 18 September 1948

    S/RES/57

    This resolution condemned the murder of the UN Mediator in Palestine, Count Folke Bernadotte.

  • 15 July 1948

    S/RES/54

    This resolution determined that the situation in Palestine was a threat to international peace and security and ordered a cessation of hostilities.

  • 22 June 1948

    S/RES/52

    This resolution requested further discussions within the Atomic Energy Commission.

  • 3 June 1948

    S/RES/51

    This resolution directed the Commission to proceed to the areas of dispute without delay “with a view to accomplishing in priority the duties assigned to it by resolution 47”.

  • 29 May 1948

    S/RES/50

    This resolution threatened further actions against the parties and established UNTSO.

  • 24 May 1948

    S/PV.303

    During this meeting, Chile called the veto an "abuse" as article 27 (3) seeks to "prevent a member of the Council from acting as judge in its own case and participating in the decision that may be taken against it".

  • 22 May 1948

    S/773

    This was a US draft resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire.

  • 23 April 1948

    S/RES/48

    This resolution established a truce commission for Palestine.

  • 21 April 1948

    S/RES/47

    This resolution enlarged the membership of UNCIP and recommended measures that would bring about a cessation of the fighting and create the proper conditions for a free and impartial plebiscite to decide whether the State of Jammu and Kashmir would accede to India or Pakistan.

  • 19 April 1948

    A/RES/188 (S-2)

    This resolution admitted Myanmar (Burma) as a member of the UN.

  • 10 April 1948

    S/RES/45

    This resolution recommended Myanmar (Burma) for UN membership.

  • 1 April 1948

    S/RES/44

    This resolution requested the Secretary-General to convoke a special session of the Assembly to consider the question of the future government of Palestine.

  • 5 March 1948

    S/RES/43

    This was a call for a truce between Palestinian and Jewish combatant groups.

  • 20 January 1948

    S/RES/39

    This resolution set up the UN Commission for India and Pakistan (UNCIP) to investigate the dispute between the two countries over Kashmir and exercise “mediatory influence”.

  • 20 January 1948

    S/RES/39

    This resolution established UNMOGIP.

  • 17 January 1948

    S/RES/38

    This was the first resolution on the India-Pakistan Question, which called on India and Pakistan to take measures to improve the situation in Kashmir and to refrain from doing anything that would aggravate it.

  • 29 November 1947

    A/RES/181 (III)

    This resolution contained the General Assembly Partition Plan for the British Mandate of Palestine.

  • 29 November 1947

    A/RES/181 (II)

    This resolution contained the General Assembly Partition Plan for the British Mandate of Palestine.

  • 17 November 1947

    A/RES/113 A (II)

    This resolution recommended that permanent members of the Security Council consult to reach agreement on the applications of Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Mongolia.

  • 1 October 1947

    S/PV.206

    This was on the reconsideration of the applications for admission to the UN of Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Finland.