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General Assembly
Distr.
CONFIDENTIAL

A/AC.21/R/2
28 January 1948



UNITED NATIONS PALESTINE COMMISSION

SECOND WORKING DRAFT OF FIRST MONTHLY PROGRESS REPORT
TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL


The United Nations Palestine Commission herewith renders to the Security Council its First Monthly Progress Report as provided for in paragraph 14, Section 3, Part I of the resolution of the General Assembly on the Future Government of Palestine (document A/516).


1. Establishment of the Commission

The resolution on the Future Government of Palestine, as adopted by the General Assembly at its one hundred twenty-eighth meeting on 29 November 1947, provided, in paragraph 1, Section B, Part I, that “A Commission shall be set up consisting of one representative of each of five Member States.” This Commission was charged with direct responsibility for implementing the measures recommended by the General Assembly.

2. Members of the Commission

The General Assembly elected the following Member States to the Commission, and their representatives on the Commission were subsequently designated as indicated:
Bolivia
Mr. Raul Diez de Medina
CzechoslovakiaDr. Karel Lisicky
DenmarkMr. Per Federspiel
PanamaDr. Eduardo Morgan
PhilippinesSenator Vicente J. Francisco

3. Meetings and Officers and Resolution of the Commission

4. Provisional Rules of Procedure

In the course of its fifth and sixth meetings on 14 January 1948 the Commission provisionally approved forty-one rules by which its procedure is governed. The Commission will revise its rules as and when necessary, in the light of experience.

5. Tasks Confronting Committee in the Implementation of the Resolution of the General Assembly

6. Significant Dates in Connection with the Implementation of the Assembly’s Resolution

In connection with the Assembly’s resolution the following dates are particularly significant:

7. Consultations with the Representative of the Mandatory Power. 8. Implications of Sir Alexander’s Statements With Regard to the Provisions the Assembly’s Resolution 9. Consultation with the Representative of the Jewish Agency for Palestine

Mr. Moshe Shertok, the representative designated by the Jewish Agency for Palestine appeared before the Commission at its eighth meeting on 15 January 1948. In consultation with the Assembly’s resolution, Mr. Shertok advanced, among other the following points

10. Conclusions Concerning the current situation in Palestine

The Commission noted that both the representative of the Mandatory Power and the representative of the Jewish Agency for Palestine gave to the Commission similar reports as regards:

11. Questions Put to the Mandatory Power 12. Questions and Responses Concerning Immigration 13. Economic Matters 14. Security Considerations

Taking into account information thus far available to it, the Commission is devoting most serious attention to the various aspects of the security problem, with particular reference to the possible need for an international force in the implementation of the recommendations of the General Assembly. This matter has not been dealt with in this first Monthly Report, but will to the subject of special report to the Security Council.

15. Conclusion

Signed.

Dr. Karel Lisicky (Czechoslovakia), CHAIRMAN

Mr. Raul Diez de Medina (Bolivia) VICE CHAIRMAN

Mr. Per Federspiel (Denmark)

Dr. Eduardo Morgan (Panama)

Senator Vicente J. Francisco (Philipppines)

28 January 1948
Lake Success, New York

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