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United Nations Security Council Resolution 57; September 18, 1948


The Security Council,

Deeply shocked by the tragic death of the United Nations Mediator in Palestine, Count Folke Bernadotte, as the result of a cowardly act which appears to have been committed by a criminal group of terrorists in Jerusalem while the United Nations representative was fulfilling his peace-seeking mission in the Holy Land,

Resolves:

1. To request the Secretary-General to keep the flag of the United Nations at half-mast for a period of three days;

2. To authorize the Secretary-General to meet from the Working Capital Fund all expenses connected with the death and burial of the United Nations Mediator;

3. To be represented at the interment by the President or the person whom he may appoint for the occasion.

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