United Nations Security Council Resolution 396, adopted on October 22, 1976, considered a report by the Secretary-General regarding the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force and noted the discussions the Secretary-General had with all the concerned parties to the Middle East situation. The council expressed its concern over the continuing tension in the area and decided to:
- (a) To renew the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for another year, until October 24, 1977;
- (b) To request the Secretary-General to keep the Security Council informed on further developments;
- (c) To call upon all parties to immediately implement resolution 338 (1973).
The resolution was adopted by 13 votes to none; China and Libya did not participate in the vote.