United Nations Security Council Resolution 1368

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1368
National Park Service 9-11 Statue of Liberty and WTC fire.jpg
World Trade Center on fire in New York City
Date12 September 2001
Meeting no.4,370
CodeS/RES/1368 (Document)
SubjectThreats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 1368, adopted unanimously on 12 September 2001, after expressing its determination to combat threats to international peace and security caused by acts of terrorism and recognising the right of individual and collective self-defense, the Council condemned the September 11 attacks in the United States.[1]

The Security Council strongly condemned the attacks in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania and regarded the incidents as a threat to international peace and security. It expressed sympathy and condolences to the victims and their families and the United States government.

It was proposed by the French ambassador to the UN Jean-David Levitte.

The resolution called on all countries to co-operate in bringing the perpetrators, organisers and sponsors of the attacks to justice and that those responsible for supporting or harbouring the perpetrators, organisers and sponsors would be held accountable.[2] The international community was called upon to increase efforts to suppress and prevent terrorist activities through co-operation and implementation of anti-terrorist conventions and Security Council resolutions, particularly Resolution 1269 (1999).

Resolution 1368 concluded with the Council expressing its readiness to take steps to respond to the attacks and combat all forms of terrorism in accordance with the United Nations Charter.[3]

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  1. ^ "Security Council condemns, 'in strongest terms', terrorist attacks on United States". United Nations. 12 September 2001.
  2. ^ "Members of Security Council condemn 'horrifying' terror attacks on US". United Nations News Centre. 11 September 2001.
  3. ^ Boulden, Jane; Weiss, Thomas George (2004). Terrorism and the UN: before and after September 11. Indiana University Press. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-253-21662-5.

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