United Nations Security Council Resolution 502
|UN Security Council
Map of the Falkland Islands
|Date||3 April 1982|
|10 voted for
1 voted against
|Security Council composition|
United Nations Security Council Resolution 502 was a resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council on 3 April 1982. After expressing its concern at the invasion of the Falkland Islands by the armed forces of Argentina, the Council demanded an immediate cessation of hostilities between Argentina and the United Kingdom and a complete withdrawal by Argentine forces. The Council also called on the governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom to seek a diplomatic solution to the situation and refrain from further military action.
Resolution 502, which was in the United Kingdom's favour, gave the UK the option to invoke Article 51 of the United Nations Charter and claim the right of self-defence. It was supported by members of the Commonwealth and by the European Economic Community, which later imposed sanctions on Argentina.
- Argentina–United Kingdom relations
- Falklands War
- Invasion of South Georgia
- List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 501 to 600 (1982–1987)
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 505
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- PDF text of the resolution at UN.org.
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