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the following results.

(i) The first paragraph was voted upon sentence
by sentence.

(a) The first sentence of the first paragraph was
rejected by 24 votes to 20, with 8 abstentions.

(b) The second sentence of the first paragraph was
rejected by 31 votes to 11, with 11 abstentions.

(ii) The second paragraph was rejected by 33 votes
to 6, with 15 abstentions.

(iii) The third paragraph was rejected by 34 votes
to 12, with 9 abstentions.

27. The Liberian draft resolution (A/C.1/490) was put
to the vote in two parts.

( i ) The preamble and the first sentence of the opera-
tive part were rejected by 27 votes to 21, with 5 abstentions.

(ii) In view of the above vote, the representative of
Liberia withdrew the remainder of his draft resolution.

28. The first draft resolution recommended by Sub-
Committee 17 (A/C.1/522) was put to the vote paragraph
by paragraph.

29. The preamble of the draft resolution recommended
by Sub-Committee 17 was adopted by 54 votes to 0, with
1 abstention.

30. Altogether nine amendments to section A (Libya)
of the draft resolution recommended by Sub-Committee
17 were submitted by the representatives of China, India,
Poland and the United Kingdom; in addition, several
oral amendments were introduced before the vote was
taken on the various paragraphs. The representative of



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the United Kingdom withdrew his four amendments
(A/C.l/526/Bev.l) in favour of the Indian amendment
(A/O.1/531).

31. With respect to paragraph 1 of section A:

(i) The Indian amendment (A/C. 1/531), proposing
that Libya should be constituted into a united independent
sovereign State, to which a number of oral suggestions
were submitted, was amended to read as follows : "That
Libya, comprising Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and the Fezzan
shall be constituted an independent and sovereign State."
The Indian amendment, as revised, was voted upon by
roll-call, as follows :

In favour: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Bel-
gium, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Canada, Chile, China, Co-
lombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Re-
public, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France,
Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq,
Israel, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Nether-
lands, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay,
Peru, Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Thailand,
Turkey, Union of South Africa, United Kingdom, United
States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen.
Against: None.

Abstentions: Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Re-
public, Czechoslovakia, New Zealand, Sweden, Ukrainian
Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Re-
publics, Yugoslavia.

The amendment was adopted by 51 votes to 0, with 7
abstentions.

(ii) Paragraph 1, as amended, was adopted by 56
votes to 0, with 2 abstentions.

32. With respect to paragraph 2 of section A :

(i) The amendment by the representative of Poland
(A/C.1/529), proposing to make Libyan independence
should become effective not later than 1 January 1951,
was rejected by 25 votes to 15, with 11 abstentions.

(ii) Paragraph 2 was adopted by 54 votes to 0, with
2 abstentions.

33. Paragraph 3 of section A was adopted by 56 votes
to 0, with 1 abstention.

34. Paragraph 4 of section A was adopted by 45 votes
to 6, with 6 abstentions.

35. With respect to paragraph 5 of section A:

(i) The amendment by the representative of China
(A/C.1/528), proposing that the commissioner should
submit his reports to the Secretary-General in co-opera-
tion with the administering Powers, was lost by a vote of
18 in favour, 18 against, with 22 abstentions.

(ii) Paragraph 5 was adopted by 47 votes to 0, with
11 abstentions.

36. With re-spect to paragraph 6 of section A :

(i) The amendment by the representative of Poland
(A/C.1/529) to sub-paragraph (a), which, as orally re-
vised, proposed that France, the United Kingdom and the
United States of America should be replaced in the coun-
cil by Czechoslovakia, Haiti and the Ukrainian Soviet
Socialist Republic, was rejected by 35 votes to 5, with 18
abstentions.

(ii) Sub-paragraph (a) was adopted by 46 votes to
7, with 5 abstentions.

(iii) The first part of sub-paragraph (b), reading
"one representative of the people of each of the three



regions of Libya," was adopted by 53 votes to 0, with 6
abstentions.

(iv) The second part of sub-paragraph (b), reading
"and one representative of the minorities in Libya," was
voted upon by roll-call, as follows :

In favour: Brazil, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist
Republic, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica,
Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El
Salvador, France, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland,
Iran, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway,
Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Ukrainian
Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Re-
publics, United States of America, Uruguay.

Against: Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi
Arabia, Syria, Yemen.

Abstentions: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bo-
livia, Burma, Denmark, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Liberia,
Luxembourg, New Zealand, Philippines, Sweden, Thailand,
Turkey, Union of South Africa, United Kingdom, Vene-
zuela, Yugoslavia.

The second part of the sub-paragraph was adopted by
32 votes to 7, with 20 abstentions.

(v) Paragraph 6 as a whole was adopted by 47 votes
to 7, with 5 abstentions.

37. Paragraph 7 of section A was adopted by 47 votes
to 5, with 5 abstentions.

38. With respect to paragraph 8 of section A :

(i) The first part of the paragraph, up to and in-
cluding the words "the advice of the members of his
council," was adopted by 48 votes to 0, with 11 abstentions.

(ii ) The remaining part of the paragraph was adopted
by 43 votes to 4, with 11 abstentions.

(iii) Paragraph 8 as a whole was adopted by 46 votes
to 0, with 11 abstentions.

39. Paragraph 9 of section A was adopted by 47 votes
to 0, with 7 abstentions.

40. With respect to paragraph 10 of section A :

(i) The amendment by the representative of China
(A/C.iy52S), proposing that the administering Powers
should exercise the functions set out in paragraph 10 in
co-operation with the commissioner, was adopted by 29
votes to 9, with 17 abstentions.

(ii) Paragraph 10, as amended, was adopted by 50
votes to 0, with 6 abstentions.

41. Paragraph 11 of section A was adopted by 56 votes
to 0, with 1 abstention.

42. Altogether, seventeen amendments to section B
(Italian Somaliland) of the draft resolution recommended
by Sub-Committee 17 were submitted by the representa-
tives of Argentina, Chile, China, India, Israel, Lebanon,
Liberia, Mexico, Poland and Saudi Arabia ; in addition, a
number of oral amendments were presented before the vote
was taken on the various paragraphs.

43. The first amendment proposed by Liberia (A/C.l/
527), which suggested that the commission proposed for
Eritrea should also examine the question of the disposal
of Italian Somaliland, was voted upon, in so far as it
related to Italian Somaliland, by roll-call, as follows :

In favotir: Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, New
Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Yemen, Yugo-
slavia.

Against: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia,



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Brazil, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, Canada,

Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rlcn, Cuba, Czechoslovakia,
Denmark, Dominican Republic, BJcuador, El Salvador,
France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland,
Lebanon, Lusombourg, Mexico, Netlierlands, Nicaragua,
Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Turkey, Ukrainian So-
viet Socialist Republic, Union of South Africa, Union of
Soviet Socialist Republics, United Kingdom, United States
of America, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Abstentiotw: Afghanistan, Burma, Egypt, Israel,
Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Syria, Thailand.

The amendment was rejected by 40 votes to 11, with 8
abstentions.

In view of tlie above vote, the representative of Liberia
agreed to withdraw the two other amendments concerning
Italian Somaliland.

44. Paragraph 1 of section B was voted upon by roll-
call, as follows :

In favour: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia,
Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Byelorussian Soviet
Socialist Republic, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa
Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Repub-
lic, Ek-uador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece,
Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq,
Israel, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Nether-
lands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan,
Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Saudi
Arabia, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Ukrainian Soviet
Socialist Republic, Union of South Africa, Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics, United Kingdom, United States of
America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Yugoslavia.

Against: None.

Abstention: Sweden.
Paragraph 1 was adopted by 58 votes to 0, with 1
abstention.

45. With respect to paragraph 2 of section B :

(1) The amendment proposed by Poland (A/C.1/529),
which would make the independence of Italian Somaliland
effective after three years, was voted upon by roll-call,
as follows :

In favour: Afghanistan, Byelorussian Soviet So-
cialist Republic, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Ethiopia, India,
Iran, Iraq, Lil)eria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Saudi
Arabia, Syria, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union
of Soviet Socialist Republics, Yemen, Yugoslavia.

Against: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia,
Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Den-
mark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France,
Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Luxem-
bourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua,
Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Turkey, Union of
South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America,
Uruguay, Venezuela.

Abstentions: Burma, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon,
Sweden, Thailand.

The amendment was rejected by 35 votes to 18, with 6
abstentions.

(ii) An oral amendment by the representative of
the Philippines proposing to delete the last phrase of
the paragraph, reading "unless at the end of that period
the General Assembly decides otherwise," was voted upon
by roll-call as follows :



In favour: Afghanistan, Burma, Byelorussian
Soviet Socialist Republic, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Domini-
can Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, lOthiopia, Haiti, Iceland,
India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Lil)eria, Mexico,
Nicaragua, Norway, I'akistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru,
Philippines, Poland, Saudi Aral)ia, Syria, Thailand,
Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics, Yemen, Yugoslavia.

Against: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia,
Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Greece,
Guatemala, Honduras, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New
Zealand, Turkey, Union of South Africa, United Kingdom,
United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Abstentions: China, Costa Rica, El Salvador,
Sweden.

The amendment was adopted by 33 votes to 22, with 4
abstentions.

(iii) Paragraph 2, as amended, was adopted by 55
votes to 0, with 4 abstentions.

46. With respect to paragraph 3 of section B and to the
new paragraph 4 proposed in the amendment submitted
by Lebanon (A/C.1/530), according to which an advisory
council would be set up to aid and advise the Administer-
ing Authority :

(i) The amendment to paragraph 3 by the representa-
tive of Poland (A/C.1/529), proposing that during the
period prior to its independence, Italian Somaliland
should be placed under a direct United Nations trustee-
ship, was voted upon by roU-call, as follows :

In favour: Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic,
Czechoslovakia, Ethiopia, Liberia, Poland, Ukrainian
Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Re-
publics, Yugoslavia.

Against: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia,
Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba,
Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador,
France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland,
Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua,
Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Turkey, Union of South Africa,
United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay,
Venezuela.

Abstentions: Afghanistan, Burma, Egypt, India,
Iran, Iraq, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Phil-
ippines, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Yemen.
The amendment was rejected by 35 votes to 8, with
16 abstentions.

( ii ) The amendment proposed by Poland ( A/C.1/538 )
to the suggested new paragraph 4 contained in the Leban-
ese amendment (A/C.1/530), proposing that the Advisory
Council should also include three representatives of the
local inhabitants, was rejected by 33 votes to 9, with 17
abstentions.

(iii) The amendment proposed by China
(A/C.1/540) to the Lebanese amendment (A/C.1/530),
proposing that the last sentence of the Lebanese amend-
ment should read ". . . shall invite members of the ad-
visory council to participate without vote in the debates
of the Trusteeship Council on any question relating to this
territory" was rejected by 25 votes to 6, with 27 absen-
tions.

(iv) An oral Polish amendment to the suggested
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(A/C.1/530), proposing the deletion of tbe word "ad-
visory," wherever it occurred, was voted upon by roll-call,
as follows :

In favour: Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic,
Czechoslovakia, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Liberia, Pakistan,
Poland, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Ukranian Soviet Socialist
Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Yemen,
Yugoslavia.

Against: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia,
Brazil, Burma, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa
Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El
Salvador, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras,
Iceland, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New
Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru,
Union of South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of
America, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Ahstentions: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India, Iran,
Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey.

The amendment was rejected by 37 votes to 14, with
8 abstentions.

(v) The representative of Lebanon having accepted
the two amendments submitted respectively by Argentina
(A/C.1/532) and Saudi Arabia (A/C.1/534), the revised
Lebanese amendment to add a new paragraph 4 after
paragraph 3 and to re-number the remaining paragraphs
of the section was voted upon by roll-call, as follows :

In favour: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Bel-
gium, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Canada, Chile, China,
Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecua-
dor, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti,
Honduras, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon,
Liberia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua,
Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines,
Saudi Arabia, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom,
United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen.

Against: Ethiopia.

Abstentions: Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic,
Czechoslovakia, Denmark, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden,
Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of South
Africa, Union of Soviet Socialist Reiniblics, Yugoslavia.

New paragraph 4 was adopted by 48 votes to 1, with
10 abstentions.

(v) Paragraph 3 was then put to the vote by roll-
eaU, as follows:

In. favour: Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Bel-
gium, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Canada, Chile, China, Co-
lumbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic,
Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Greece, Guatemala,
Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, India. Iran, Iraq, Israel, Leb-
anon, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua,
Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Saudi
Arabia, Syria, Tliailand, Turkey, Union of South Africa,
United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay,
Venezuela, Yemen.

Against: Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic,
Czechoslovakia, Ethiopia, Poland, Ukrainian Soviet So-
cialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics,
Yugoslavia.

Abstention.^ : Liberia, New Zealand, Pakistan,
Sweden.

Paragraph 3 was adopted by 48 votes to 7, with 4
abstentions.



47. With respect to paragraph 4, now paragraph 5, of
section B :

( i ) The amendment proposed by Poland ( A/C.1/529) ,
suggesting that the conditions and terms of the trustee-
ship agreement over Italian Somaliland should be pre-
pared by the Trusteeship Council, was rejected by 44
votes to 4, with 5 abstentions.

(ii) Paragraph 4, now paragraph 5, was adopted by
46 votes to 5, with 4 abstentions.

48. Paragraph 5, now paragraph 6, of section B was
adopted by 53 votes to 0, with 1 abstention.

49. With respect to paragraph 6, now paragraph 7, of
section B :

(i) The amendment proposed by India (A/C.1/537),
to substitute the words "be guided by" for the words "take
into account," was adopted by 50 votes to 0, with 7
abstentions.

(ii) Paragraph 6, now paragraph 7, as amended, was
adopted by 56 votes to 0, with 3 abstentions.

50. An amendment submitted by Argentina (A/C.1/541)
to add a new paragraph to section B proposed to invite
Italy to undertake the provisional administration of
Italian Somaliland pending approval by the Gteneral
Assembly of a trusteeship agreement for that territory.

(i) An amendment to the Argentinian proposal was
introduced by Chile (A/C.1/.545) suggesting that the
Italian provisional administration should begin after the
Trusteeship Council and Italy had negotiated the draft
trusteeship agreement.

(ii) A draft resolution was submitted by Poland
(A/C.1/547) suggesting that the Argentinian proposal be
transmitted to the Sixth Committee for consideration and
report.

The Polish draft resolution was rejected by 33 votes to
9, with 10 abstentions.

(iii) An amendment was submitted by Mexico
(A/C.1/54S) proposing to add two new jiaragraphs, 8 and
9, to section B, incorporating the ideas contained in the
Argentinian and Chilean amendments.

(iv) The Argentinian amendment, as modified by
Chile and Mexico, was adopted by 38 votes to S, with 10
abstentions.

51. The First Committee passed to the consideration of
the text proposed by the delegation of India, which had
been included by Sub-Committee 17 as an "Annexure" to
the first draft resolution (A/C.1/522). An amendment to
paragraph 3 of the "Annexure" was submitted by Israel
(A/C.1/539), proposing that the five representatives on
the council, which was to assist the Administrator should
be elected or nominated by the principal parties and
organizations in the territory. In the discussion that fol-
lowed various oral amendments were suggested both to
the text of the "Annexure" itself and to the Israeli amend-
ment. The question arose whether a vote should be taken
on the "Annexure" and the various amendments to it, in
view of the fact that no vote on the text of the "Annexure"
had been taken by Sub-Committee 17, that the "Annexure"
was referred to in the adopted new paragraph 7 as
"the . . . text proposed by the Indian delegation" and,
finally, that the "Annexure" itself was to serve only as a
guide to the Trusteeship Council and the Administering
Authority for drawing up the declaration of constitutional
principles for Italian Somaliland. The Chairman ruled



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that, inasmuch as the "Aiinoxuro" was not a Committee
text, but the test of the delegation of India, no formal
vote should be taken on the "Annexure" and the amend-
ments to it. The Cliairnian furtlifr observed that the
authorities dealing with the matter would, in due course,
take account of the observations and sufCKcstions concern-
ing the "Annexure" made by delegations in the course of
the discussion.

52. Altogether, four amendments to section C (Eritrea)
of the draft resolution recommended by Sub-Committee
17 were submitted by the representatives of Argentina,
Burma, Iraq and Poland; in addition, a number of oral
amendments were presented before the vote was taken on
the various paragraphs.

53. The amendment submitted by Poland (A/C.1/529),
proposing to replace the wliole of section C by a new text
of seven paragraphs was voted upon, paragraph by para-
graph, as follows :

(i) Paragraph 1, which would establish Eritrea as an
indepen



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