United Nations Security Council Resolution 1759
|UN Security Council
|Date||20 June 2007|
|Subject||The situation in the Middle East|
|15 voted for
None voted against
|Security Council composition|
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.