42 (1948). Resolution of 5 March 1948
[S/691] The Security Council,
Having received General Assembly resolution 181 (II) of 29 November 1947 on Palestine, and having received
from the United Nations Palestine Commission its first monthly report and its first special report on the
problem of security in Palestine,
1. Resolves to call on the permanent members of the Council to consult and to inform the Security Council
regarding the situation with respect to Palestine and to make, as the result of such consultations,
recommendations to it regarding the guidance and instructions which the Council might usefully give to the
Palestine Commission with a view to implementing the resolution of the General Assembly. The Security
Council requests the permanent members to report to it on the results of their consultations within ten
2. Appeals to all Governments and peoples, particularly in and around Palestine, to take all possible
action to prevent or reduce such disorders as are now occurring in Palestine.
Adopted at the 263rd meeting by 8 votes to none, with 3 abstentions (Argentina, Syria, United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Northern Ireland).