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Resolution 303 (1971) of 6 December 1971

Publisher UN Security Council
Publication Date 6 December 1971
Citation / Document Symbol S/RES/303 (1971)
Reference 1971 Security Council Resolutions
Cite as UN Security Council, Resolution 303 (1971) of 6 December 1971, 6 December 1971, S/RES/303 (1971), available at: [accessed 29 September 2016]

The Security Council,

Having considered the item on the agenda of its 1606th meeting, as contained in document S/Agenda/1606,[1]

Taking into account that the lack of unanimity of its permanent members at the 1606th and 1607th meetings of the Security Council has prevented it from exercising its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace of security,

Decides to refer the question contained in document S/Agenda/1606 to the General Assembly at its twenty-sixth session, as provided for in Assembly resolution 377 A (V) of 3 November 1950.

Adopted at the 1608th meeting
by 11 votes to none, with 4 abstentions
(France, Poland, Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics, United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Northern Ireland).

[1] the item on the agenda of the Council (S/Agenda/1606) read as follows:

"(a)      Letter dated 4 December 1971 from the Permanent Representatives of Argentina, Belgium, Burundi, Italy, Japan, Nicaragua, Somalia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/10411);

"(b)      Report of the Secretary-General (S/10410)."

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