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Désignation d'un Représentant spécial en application de la résolution 242 (Jarring) - Note du Secrétaire général

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      Security Council
23 November 1967


The resolution adopted by the Security Council on 22 November 1967 (S/RES/242 (1967)), in its operative paragraph 3, "Requests the Secretary-General to designate a Special Representative to proceed to the Middle East to establish and maintain contacts with the States concerned in order to promote agreement and assist efforts to achieve a peaceful and accepted settlement in accordance with the provisions and principles in this resolution".

This provision of the resolution, on the one hand, requires careful consideration and, on the other must be implemented expeditiously. Since last May, at the time of my visit to Cairo, when I first advanced the notion of a Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the Middle East, I have given much thought to the question of who, in the light of all the necessary qualifications, might best be sought to carry out the heavy responsibilities of this challenging assignment, and I have engaged in a number of informal consultations on the matter with interested parties. Consequently, I am happy to be able now to inform the Council that I am inviting Ambassador Gunnar Jarring of Sweden to accept the designation for this vital task and I have reason to believe that he will be willing to do so. I am confident that Ambassador Jarring will do all that can be done in carrying out the assignment.

In pursuance of the above action I am, on 23 November 1967, addressing the following note to the Governments of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the United Arab Republic:


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