Security Council Votes the Admission of 16 New Members to United Nations
Sixteen new countries have been admitted to membership in the United Nations. The Assembly's decision to admit the 16 new members was made possible by the Security Council meeting shown here, held yesterday afternoon at the request of the USSR - 24 hours after the Council failed to endorse the same candidates, along with Japan and outer Mongolia. At yesterday's meeting, the Soviet Union proposed the admission of the 16 countries, with the understanding that the applications of Japan and Mongolia would be dealt with the next Assembly. A series of votes on the 16 followed, and they were all endorsed by ballots ranging from unanimity to 8 in favour with 3 abstentions.
Left to right during of the votes, are: Victor A. Belaunde, of Peru; Selim Sapper, of Turkey; Arkady A. Sobolev, of USSR; Sir Pierson Dixon, of the United Kingdom; and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., of the United States.
The 16 new members are: Albania, Jordan, Ireland, Portugal, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Rumania, Bulgaria, Finland, Ceylon, Nepal, Libya, Cambodia, Laos and Spain.