37 (1947). Resolution of 9 December 1947
The Security Council
Decides to include in its rules of procedure the following revised rules:
Chapter X. — Admission of new Members
"Any State which desires to become a Member of the United Nations shall submit an application to the
Secretary-General. This application shall contain a declaration made in a formal instrument that it
accepts the obligations contained in the Charter.
"Rule 59 [Text unchanged.]
"The Security Council shall decide whether in its judgement the applicant is a peace-loving State and
is able and willing to carry out the obligations contained in the Charter, and accordingly whether to
recommend the applicant State for membership.
"If the Security Council recommends the applicant State for membership, it shall forward to the General
Assembly the recommendation with a complete record of the discussion.
"If the Security Council does not recommend the applicant State for membership or postpones the
consideration of the application, it shall submit a special report to the General Assembly with a
complete record of the discussion.
"In order to ensure the consideration of its recommendation at the next session of the General Assembly
following the receipt of the application, the Security Council shall make its recommendation not less
than twenty-five days in advance of a regular session of the General Assembly, nor less than four days
in advance of a special session.
"In special circumstances, the Security Council may decide to make a recommendation to the General
Assembly concerning an application for membership subsequent to the expiration of the time limits set
forth in the preceding paragraph."
Adopted at the 222nd meeting.