United Nations: Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP)
(September 3, 1947)
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In May 1947, at the request of the United Kingdom, the UN formed this committee to prepare a report on recommendations for Palestine to be presented at the next session of the General Assembly. The special committee consisted of 11 members: Australia, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Guatemala, India, Iran, the Netherlands, Peru, Sweden, Uruguay and Yugoslavia. After completing its work in Palestine, the Committee drew up its recommendations - the majority proposal (map) recommended the partition of Palestine into Arab and Jewish States and an international regime for Jerusalem; the minority proposal (map) recommended the creation of a federal unitary State, with Jerusalem as its capital.