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Security Council resolution 143 (1960) [The Congo Question]

Publisher UN Security Council
Publication Date 14 July 1960
Citation / Document Symbol S/RES/143 (1960)
Reference 1960 Security Council Resolutions
Cite as UN Security Council, Security Council resolution 143 (1960) [The Congo Question], 14 July 1960, S/RES/143 (1960), available at: [accessed 19 January 2018]

143 (1960). Resolution of 14 July 1960


The Security Council,

Considering the report of the Secretary-General[1] on a request for United Nations action in relation to the Republic of the Congo,

Considering the request for military assistance addressed to the Secretary-General by the President and the Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo,[2]

1. Calls upon the Government of Belgium to withdraw its troops from the territory of the Republic of the Congo;

2. Decides to authorize the Secretary-General to take the necessary steps, in consultation with the Government of the Republic of the Congo, to provide the Government with such military assistance as may be necessary until, through the efforts of the Congolese Government with the technical assistance of the United Nations, the national security forces may be able, in the opinion of the Government, to meet fully their tasks;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Security Council as appropriate.

Adopted at the 873rd meeting by 8 votes to none, with 3 abstentions (China, France, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).


1 Official Records of the Security Council, Fifteenth Year, 873rd meeting, paras. 18-29.

2 Ibid., Fifteenth Year, Supplement for July, August and September 1960, document S/4382.

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