143 (1960). Resolution of 14 July 1960
The Security Council,
Considering the report of the Secretary-General on a request for United Nations action in relation to the
Republic of the Congo,
Considering the request for military assistance addressed to the Secretary-General by the President and the
Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo,
1. Calls upon the Government of Belgium to withdraw its troops from the territory of the Republic of the Congo;
2. Decides to authorize the Secretary-General to take the necessary steps, in consultation with the Government
of the Republic of the Congo, to provide the Government with such military assistance as may be necessary until,
through the efforts of the Congolese Government with the technical assistance of the United Nations, the
national security forces may be able, in the opinion of the Government, to meet fully their tasks;
3. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Security Council as appropriate.
Adopted at the 873rd meeting by 8 votes to none, with 3 abstentions (China, France, United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Northern Ireland).