United Nations Security Council Resolution 1223

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1223
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Date28 January 1999
Meeting no.3,970
CodeS/RES/1223 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in the Middle East
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members
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United Nations Security Council resolution 1223, adopted unanimously on 28 January 1999, after recalling previous resolutions on Israel and Lebanon including 501 (1982), 508 (1982), 509 (1982) and 520 (1982) as well as studying the report by the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) approved in 426 (1978), the Council decided to extend the mandate of UNIFIL for a further six months until 31 July 1999.[1]

The Council then reemphasised the mandate of the Force and requested the Secretary-General to continue negotiations with the Government of Lebanon and other parties concerned with regards to the implementation of resolutions 425 (1978) and 426 (1978) and report thereon.

All violence against UNIFIL was condemned with the parties urged to put a stop to attacks on the Force. The Secretary-General Kofi Annan had reported an increase in fighting in Southern Lebanon and civilians were killed and injured in UNIFIL's area of operation and beyond. Both sides were hostile towards UNIFIL, with incidents increasing from 72 to 98.[2] Further efficiency savings were encouraged provided they did not affect the operational capacity of the operation.

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  1. ^ "Security Council extends mandate of Interim Force in Lebanon until 31 July". United Nations. 28 January 1999.
  2. ^ Annan, Kofi (19 January 1999). "Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon". United Nations.

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