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United Nations Security Council Resolution 2166

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UN Security Council
Resolution 2166
Boeing 777 that was shot down, photographed in 2011
Date21 July 2014
Meeting no.7,221
CodeS/RES/2166 (Document)
SubjectMalaysia Airlines Flight 17
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 2166, concerning the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, was sponsored by Australia[1] and adopted unanimously on 21 July 2014. The resolution expressed support for the "efforts to establish a full, thorough and independent international investigation into the incident in accordance with international civil aviation guidelines" and called on all United Nations member states "to provide any requested assistance to civil and criminal investigations".[2]


The resolution was drafted on 18 July, put into circulation on 19 July and agreed the next day.[1] Russia, a permanent member with a veto right, supported the resolution after negotiations led to some text changes, including terming the incident as "downing" of the aircraft instead of "shooting down".[3]

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  1. ^ a b "MH17: Inside the process behind the UN Security Council vote on Australian-sponsored resolution". ABC Online. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Resolution 2166 (2014)". United Nations. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  3. ^ "MH17: UNSC unanimously adopts resolution for intl probe". First Post. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.

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