United Nations Security Council Resolution 168
Adopted by the Security Council at its 972th meeting, unanimously, on 3 November 1961
The Security Council,
Having considered the problem of filling the office of Secretary-General for the term fixed by the General Assembly, expiring 10 April 1963,
Recommends that the General Assembly appoint His Excellency U Thant as acting Secretary-General of the United Nations for the unexpired portion of the term previously fixed by the General Assembly.