Text of Council’s Resolution on Mandates Published

The text of the resolution adopted by the council of the League of Nations with regard to the Mandates, reads as follows: “The Council expresses its satisfaction that the mandated territories are administered in general in agreement with the spirit and the letter of Article 22 of the Covenant and with the terms of the Mandate.

“Decides to transmit the special observations of the Commission to the Governments of the Mandatory Powers while requesting them kindly to take suitable steps accordingly; to approve the conclusions of the Commission with regard to the petition of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Arab Congress and to instruct the Secretary-General to make them known to the petitioner and to the Mandatory Power.”

M. Unden, the Swedish delegate to the Council, in moving for the adoption of the resolution, stated, “In Palestine the Mandatory Power, in accordance with the terms of the Mandate, should establish a national home for the Jewish people whilst developing there institutions of free government. It is not surprising that in carrying out its mission, the Administration should have given cause for conflicting complaints on the part of those who take their stand on only one of these two principles to the exclusion of the other. The

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