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UN Security Council Resolutions on the Middle East

RESOLUTION 242
(NOVEMBER 22, 1967)

The Security Council,

Expressing its continuing concern with the grave situation in the Middle 
East,

Emphasizing the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war 
and the need to work for a just and lasting peace in which every State 
in the area can live in security,

Emphasizing further that all Member States in their acceptance of the 
Charter of the United Nations have undertaken a commitment to act in 
accordance with Article 2 of the Charter,

1. Affirms that the fulfillment of Charter principles requires the 
establishment of a just and lasting peace in the Middle East which 
should include the application of both the following principles:

(i) Withdrawal of Israel armed forces from territories occupied in the 
recent conflict;

(ii) Termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect 
for and acknowledgement of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and 
political independence of every State in the area and their right to 
live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats 
or acts of force;

2. Affirms further the necessity

(a) For guaranteeing freedom of navigation through international 
waterways in the area;

(b) For achieving a just settlement of the refugee problem;

(c) For guaranteeing the territorial inviolability and political 
independence of every State in the area, through measures including the 
establishment of demilitarized zones;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to designate a Special Representative 
to proceed to the Middle East to establish and maintain contacts with 
the States concerned in order to promote agreement and assist efforts to 
achieve a peaceful and accepted settlement in accordance with the 
provisions and principles in this resolution;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Security Council on 
the progress of the efforts of the Special Representative as soon as 
possible.

RESOLUTION 338
(OCTOBER 22, 1973)

The Security Council

1. Calls upon all parties to the present fighting to cease all firing 
and terminate all military activity immediately, no later than 12 hours 
after the moment of the adoption of this decision, in the positions they 
now occupy;

2. Calls upon the parties concerned to start immediately after the 
ceasefire the implementation of Security Council [Resolution] 242 (1967) 
in all of its parts;

3. Decides that, immediately and concurrently with the ceasefire, 
negotiations start between the parties concerned under appropriate 
auspices aimed at establishing a just and durable peace in the Middle 
East.

 

 

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US DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DISPATCH SUPPLEMENT VOLUME 4, NUMBER 4, SEPTEMBER 1993
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS
PUBLISHED BY THE BUREAU OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS