Cablegram UN958 NEW YORK, 9 December 1946, 12.57 a.m.
The following is the text of the Australian Resolution on Veto as
adopted by Committee One.
1. The General Assembly mindful of the purposes and principles of
the Charter of the United Nations, and having taken notice of the
divergencies which have a-risen in regard to the application and
interpretation of Article 27 of the Charter,
2. Earnestly requests the permanent Members of the Security
Council to make every effort, in consultation with one another and
with fellow Members of the Security Council to ensure that the use
of the special voting privilege of its permanent Members does not
impede the Security Council in reaching decisions promptly.
3. Recommends to the Security Council the early adoption of
practices and procedures, consistent with the Charter, to assist
in reducing the difficulties in the application of Article 27 and
to ensure the prompt and effective exercise by the Security
Council of its functions.
4. Further recommends that in developing such practices and
procedures the Security Council take into consideration the views
expressed by Members of the United Nations during the second part
of the first session of the General Assembly.