United Nations Security Council Resolution 1821
|UN Security Council
|Date||27 June 2008|
|Subject||The situation in the Middle East|
|15 voted for
None voted against
|Security Council composition|
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1821 was unanimously adopted on 27 June 2008.
The Security Council this morning renewed the mandate for a period of six months until 31 December 2008 of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which has supervised the ceasefire between Israel and Syria since 1974.
Unanimously adopting resolution 1821 (2008), the Council called for the implementation of its resolution 338 of 1973, which required immediate negotiations between the parties with the aim of establishing a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.
In conjunction with the adoption of today’s resolution, a statement was also read out by Zalmay Khalilzad of the United States, which holds the rotating presidency of the Council in June, reiterating that tension would remain until such a just and lasting peace could be reached.
In his latest report on UNDOF (see background), Secretary-General Ban Ki‑moon recommended the extension of the Force, noting that, while the situation in the Golan Heights has been “generally quiet” and Israel and Syria had even conducted indirect peace talks, the overall region remains tense. Mr. Ban also drew attention to nearly $15 million in unpaid assessments for UNDOF’s funding. 
- "SECURITY COUNCIL RENEWS MANDATE OF UNITED NATIONS FORCE MAINTAINING CEASEFIRE BETWEEN ISRAEL, SYRIA, FOR FURTHER SIX MONTHS". United Nations. June 27, 2008.
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