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Security Council resolution 63 (1948) [The Indonesian Question]

Publisher UN Security Council
Publication Date 24 December 1948
Citation / Document Symbol S/RES/63 (1948)
Reference 1948 Security Council Resolutions
Cite as UN Security Council, Security Council resolution 63 (1948) [The Indonesian Question], 24 December 1948, S/RES/63 (1948), available at: [accessed 23 October 2017]

63 (1948). Resolution of 24 December 1948


The Security Council,

Noting with concern the resumption of hostilities in Indonesia,

Having taken note of the reports of the Committee of Good Offices,

1. Calls upon the parties:

(a) To cease hostilities forthwith;

(b) Immediately to release the President of the Republic of Indonesia and other political prisoners arrested since 18 December 1948;

2. Instructs the Committee of Good Offices to report to the Security Council fully and urgently by telegraph on the events which have transpired in Indonesia since 12 December 1948, and to observe and report to the Security Council on the compliance with sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) above.

Adopted at the 392nd meeting by 7 votes to none, with 4 abstentions (Belgium, France, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic,[1] Union of Soviet Socialist Republics).


1 The representative of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic was absent, and the President ruled that he should be counted as having abstained.

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