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21 April 1948
Further consideration of the future government of Palestine: Resolution of the Trusteeship Council concerning the draft Statute for Jerusalem
LETTER DATED 21 APRIL 1948 FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
[Original text: English]
New York, 21 April 1948
I have the honour to transmit to you a resolution adopted by the Trusteeship Council on 21 April 1948, concerning its responsibilities with regard to the proposed Statute for the City of Jerusalem together with a copy of the draft Statute which has been elaborated by the Trusteeship Council.
The text of the resolution is as follows:
the General Assembly by its resolution of 29 November 1947 requested the Trusteeship Council to elaborate and approve a detailed Statute for the City of Jerusalem within five months of the date of passage, that is to say, by 29 April 1948,
"The Trusteeship Council,
of the resolutions adopted by the Security Council concerning the future government of Palestine dated 5 March 1948, and the convocation of the special session of the General Assembly for the purpose of considering further 'the future government of Palestine',
to the General Assembly for its information, together with a copy of the draft Statute for the City of Jerusalem (T/118/Rev.2
/), the following resolution adopted by the Trusteeship Council on 10 March 1948:
'The Trusteeship Council,
'Having been directed
by the General Assembly, in accordance with Section C of Part III of the Plan of Partition with Economic Union (A/516), to elaborate and approve a detailed Statute for the City of Jerusalem within five months from the adoption by the General Assembly of its resolution on the future government of Palestine; and
its discussion on the draft Statute,
that the Statute is now in satisfactory form and agrees that the question of its formal approval, together with the appointment of a governor of the City, shall be taken up at a subsequent meeting to be held not later than one week before 29 April 1948'; and
the matter to the General Assembly for such further instructions as the General Assembly may see fit to give."
Official Records of the Trusteeship Council
Second Session: Third Part, Annex.