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United Nations Security Council Resolution 1 was adopted without a vote on January 25, 1946, called for the Military Staff Committee to meet for the first time in London on February 1, 1946. The Committee was to be composed of the Chiefs of Staff of the military organizations of the five permanent members.

The Committee's formation had been called for under Article 47 of the United Nations Charter, and this resolution directed the Committee to convene to make proposals for the body's organisation and standard procedures.

The Security Council also had "Discussion of the best means of arriving at the conclusion of the special agreements [for the provision of armed forces and related facilities] referred to in the Charter (Article 43)" on its agenda for the meeting, though this item was deferred. The United Nations General Assembly passed its first resolution the previous day.

  • The Security Council unanimously adopted it without vote. The first ever Security Council composition was:
  1. Kuomintang China
  2. Provisional Government of the French Republic
  3. United Kingdom
  4. United States
  5. Soviet Union
  6. Australia
  7. Brazil
  8. Egypt
  9. Mexico
  10. Netherlands
  11. Poland
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1.
Nation. For. Against. Abstain.
Kuomintang China. *
Provisional Government of the French Republic. *
United Kingdom. *
United States. *
Soviet Union. *
Australia. *
Brazil. *
Netherlands. *
Egypt. *
Mexico. *
Poland. *
Sources. [1], [2], [3] and [4]

Franco regime in Spain, Greek Civil War of 1946–1949, Republic of Mahabad, the and the [South] Azerbaijan People's Government were early tests of the UN's intention to stop a new world war breaking out so soon after World War 2 had ended.

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