United Nations Security Council Resolution 218

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UN Security Council
Resolution 218
Date November 12 1965
Meeting no. 1268
Subject Question relating to Territories under Portuguese administration
Voting summary
7 voted for
None voted against
4 abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 218, adopted on November 23, 1965, after recalling previous resolutions on the topic, and Portugal's failure to implement them, the Council again demanded that Portugal withdrawal its military presence from her colonies and enter negotiations with political parties there regarding independence.

The Council also affirmed that the situation resulting from the conflict to retain the colonies seriously disturbed international peace and security and requested that all states refrain from supplying Portugal with any arms or war materials that would enable her to continue to repress the people of the territories under its administration.

The resolution passed with seven votes, while France, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States abstained.

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