Resolution 126 (1957)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 808th meeting on 2 December, 1957.


THE SECURITY COUNCIL,
Having received and noted with appreciation the report of Mr. Gunner V. Jarring, the
Representative of Sweden, on the mission undertaken by him pursuant to its resolution 123 (1957)
of 21 February, 1957,

Expressing its thanks to Mr. Jarring for the care and ability with which he has carried out his mission,

Observing with appreciation the expressions made by both parties of sincere willingness to
co-operate with the United Nations in finding a peaceful solution,

Observing further that the governments of India and Pakistan recognise and accept the provisions of
its resolution 38(1948) of 17 January, 1948 and of the resolutions of the United Nations
Commission for India and Pakistan dated 13 August, 1948 and 5 January, 1949, which envisage in
accordance with their terms the determination of the future status of the State of Jammu and Kashmir
in accordance with the will of the people through the democratic method of a free and impartial
plebiscite, and that Mr. Jarring felt it appropriate to explore what was impeding their full
implementation,

Concerned over the lack of progress towards a settlement of the dispute which his report manifests,

Considering the importance which it has attached to demilitarisation of the State of Jammu and
Kashmir as one of the steps towards settlement,

Recalling its previous resolutions and the resolutions of the United Nations Commission for India and
Pakistan on the India-Pakistan question,

1. Requests the United Nations Representative for India and Pakistan to make any
recommendations to the parties for further appropriate action, with a view to making progress
towards the implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations Commission for India and
Pakistan of 13 August, 1948 and 5 January, 1949, and towards a peaceful settlement;

3. Authorises the United Nations Representative to visit the sub-continent for these purposes;

4. Instructs the United Nations Representative to report to the Security Council on his efforts as
soon as possible.

The Security Council voted on this Resolution on 2-12-57 with the following result:
In favour: Australia, China, Colombia, Cuba, France, Iraq, Philippines, Sweden, U.K. and
U.S.A.
Against: None
Abstaining: U.S.S.R.


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