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United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194 (1948)

New York, NY
Folke Bernadotte, United Nations: Subject
A resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1948 by a vote of 35 For, 15 Against, 8 Abstaining. Against the backdrop of the ongoing 1948 War, and following the work of UN mediators Folke Bernadotte and Ralph Bunche, the resolution established the Conciliation Commission for Palestine, a three-state panel charged with continuing their work. It called on all parties to the Arab-Israeli conflict to expand the scope of armistice negotiations with a view towards reaching a final settlement. The resolution also reiterated the principle that Jerusalem should constitute a corpus separatum under UN administration, and stressed that refugees should be given the choice of either repatriation or compensation. Subsequent to the resolution, France, Turkey and the United States were named as members of the Conciliation Commission.