Security Council resolution 38 (1948) [The India-Pakistan Question]

Publisher UN Security Council
Publication Date 17 January 1948
Citation / Document Symbol S/RES/38 (1948)
Reference 1948 Security Council Resolutions
Cite as UN Security Council, Security Council resolution 38 (1948) [The India-Pakistan Question], 17 January 1948, S/RES/38 (1948), available at: [accessed 26 February 2020]

38 (1948). Resolution of 17 January 1948


The Security Council,

Having heard statements on the situation in Kashmir from representatives of the Governments of India and Pakistan,

Recognizing the urgency of the situation,

Taking note of the telegram addressed on 6 January 1948 by its President to each of the parties[1] and of their replies thereto,[2] in which they affirmed their intention to conform to the Charter of the United Nations.

1. Calls upon both the Government of India and the government of Pakistan to take immediately all measures within their power (including public appeals to their people) calculated to improve the situation, and to refrain from making any statements and from doing or causing to be done or permitting any acts which might aggravate the situation;

2. Further requests each of those Governments to inform the Council immediately of any material change in the situation which occurs or appears to either of them to be about to occur while the matter is under consideration by the Council, and consult with the Council thereon.

Adopted at the 229th meeting by 9 votes to none, with 2 abstentions (Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics).


1 See Official Records of the Security Council, Third Year, Nos. 1-15, 226th meeting, pp. 4-5 (document S/636).

2 Ibid., Third Year, Supplement for January, February and March 1948, documents S/639 and S/640.

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