Selected United Nations Resolutions of
Concern to Palestinian RefugeesSince 1948, hundreds of United Nations resolutions have been adopted
that, either directly or indirectly, relate to the position of Palestinian
refugees. In this annex the integral text is provided of three of the most
significant resolutions on the subject.
1. General Assembly Resolution 194 (III), 11 December 1948:Establishing a UN Conciliation Commission, resolving that Jerusalem should be placed under a permanent international regime, and
resolving that the refugees should be permitted to return to their
homes The General Assembly,
Having considered further the situation in Palestine,
|1. ||Expresses its deep appreciation of the progress achieved through
the good offices of the late United Nations Mediator in promoting a
peaceful adjustment of the future situation of Palestine, for which cause
he sacrificed his life; and|
Extends its thanks to the Acting Mediator and his staff for their continued efforts and devotion to duty in Palestine;
|2. ||Establishes a Conciliation Commission consisting of three States
Members of the United Nations which shall have the following
|a. ||To assume, in so far as it considers necessary in existing circumstances, the functions given to the United Nations Mediator on Palestine
by resolution 186 (S-2) of the General Assembly of 14 May 1948;|
|b. ||To carry out the specific functions and directives given to it by the
present resolution and such additional functions and directives as may
be given to it by the General Assembly or by the Security Council;|
|c. ||To undertake, upon the request of the Security Council, any of the
functions now assigned to the United Nations Mediator on Palestine or
to the United Nations Truce Commission by resolutions of the Security
Council; upon such request to the Conciliation Commission by the|
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Book title: The Status of Palestinian Refugees in International Law.
Contributors: Lex Takkenberg - Author.
Publisher: Clarendon Press.
Place of publication: Oxford.
Publication year: 1998.
Page number: 359.
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