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Resolution 30

The Indonesian Question


30 (1947). Resolution of 25 August 1947 [S/525, I]

Whereas the Security Council on 1 August 1947 called upon the Netherlands and the Republic of Indonesia
to cease hostilities forthwith,

Whereas communications have been received from the Governments of the Netherlands and of the Republic of
Indonesia advising that orders have been given for the cessation of hostilities,

Whereas it is desirable that steps should be taken to avoid disputes and friction reiating to the
observance of the cease-fire orders, and to create conditions which will facilitate agreement between
the parties,

The Security Council
1. Notes with satisfaction the steps taken by the parties to comply with its resolution 27 (1947) of 1
August 1947;
2. Notes with satisfaction the statement issued by the Netherlands Government on 11 August 1947, in which
it affirms its intention to organize a sovereign, democratic United States of Indonesia in accordance
with the purposes of the Linggadjati Agreement;
3. Notes that the Netherlands Government intends immediately to request the career consuls stationed in
Batavia jointly to report on the present situation in the Republic of Indonesia;
4. Notes that the Government of the Republic of Indonesia has requested appointment by the Security
Council of a commission of observers;
5. Requests the Governments members of the Council which have career consular representatives in Batavia
to instruct them to prepare jointly for the information and guidance of the Security Council reports on
the situation in the Republic of Indonesia following the resolution of the Council of 1 August 1947, such
reports to cover the observance of the cease-fire orders and the conditions prevailing in areas under
military occupation or from which armed forces now in occupation may be withdrawn by agreement between
the parties;
6. Requests the Governments of the Netherlands and of the Republic of Indonesia to grant to the
representatives referred to in paragraph 5 all facilities necessary for the effective fulfilment of their
7. Resolves to consider the matter further should the situation require.

Adopted at the 194th meeting by 7 votes to none, with 4 abstentions (Colombia, Poland, Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).

Indonesia, Netherlands
The Indonesian Question
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