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Resolution 146

The Congo Question


146 (1960). Resolution of 9 August 1960
The Security Council,

Recalling its resolution 145 (1960) of 22 July 1960, inter alia calling upon the Government of Belgium to
implement speedily Security Council resolution 143 (1960)
of 14 July 1960 on the withdrawal of its troops and authorizing the Secretary-General to take all necessary
action to this effect,
Having noted the second report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the aforesaid two resolutions
and his statement before the Council,
Having considered the statements made by the representatives of Belgium and the Republic of the Congo to the
Council at this meeting,
Noting with satisfaction the progress made by the United Nations in carrying out the Security Council resolutions
in respect of the territory of the Republic of the Congo other than the province of Katanga,
Noting however that the United Nations had been prevented from implementing the aforesaid resolutions in the
province of Katanga although it was ready, and in fact attempted, to do so,
Recognizing that the withdrawal of Belgian troops from the province of Katanga will be a positive contribution
to and essential for the proper implementation of the Council's resolutions,
1. Confirms the authority given to the Secretary-General by Security Council resolutions 143 (1960) and 145
(1960) and requests him to continue to carry out the responsibility placed on him thereby;
2. Calls upon the Government of Belgium to withdraw immediately its troops from the province of Katanga under
speedy modalities determined by the Secretary-General and to assist in every possible way the implementation
of the Council's resolutions;
3. Declares that the entry of the United Nations Force into the province of Katanga is necessary for the full
implementation of the present resolution;
4. Reaffirms that the United Nations Force in the Congo will not be a party to or in any way intervene in or
be used to influence the outcome of any internal conflict, constitutional or otherwise;
5. Calls upon all Member States, in accordance with Articles 25 and 49 of the Charter of the United Nations,
to accept and carry out the decisions of the Security Council and to afford mutual assistance in carrying out
measures decided upon by the Council;
6. Requests the Secretary-General to implement the present resolution and to report further to the Security
Council as appropriate.

Adopted at the 886th meeting by 9 votes to none, with 2 abstentions (France, Italy).

Congo, DR, Belgium
The Congo Question
Related with resolutions
143 145
Quoted in resolutions
161 169
Security Council Composition