United Nations Security Council Resolution 1759

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1759
Date 20 June 2007
Meeting no. 5,698
Code S/RES/1759 (Document)
Subject The situation in the Middle East
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1759 was unanimously adopted on 20 June 2007.


The Security Council decided this morning to extend the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which monitors the ceasefire between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights, for six months, ending on 31 December 2007.

By its unanimous adoption of resolution 1759 (2007), the Council also reiterated the terms of its resolution 338 (1973), which calls on the two parties to pursue negotiations towards a lasting peace.

In a statement (document S/2007/PRST/20) complementing the resolution, Johan Verbeke (Belgium), Council President for June, quoted paragraph 11 of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest report on UNDOF (document S/2007/331), which maintains that the Middle East is likely to remain tense until a comprehensive settlement covering all aspects of the problem can be reached.[1]

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