Security Council Adopts Rules for Admission of New Members

The Security Council, at its first session on 17 Jan 1946, adopted the recommendation of the Preparatory Commission of the United Nations for rules of procedure for processing new member applications. These went through a process of development until reaching their present form through Security Council Resolution 37 (1947) adopted on 9 Dec 1947. Those were the rules in effect at the time of Israel’s membership applications in 1948 and 1949.