United Nations Security Council Resolution 462
|UN Security Council
Soviet paratroopers in Kabul
|Date||9 January 1980|
|Subject||International peace and security|
|12 voted for
2 voted against
|Security Council composition|
United Nations Security Council resolution 462, adopted on 9 January 1980, after considering an item on the agenda of the Council and given the lack of unanimity amongst its permanent members, the Council decided to call an emergency meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to discuss the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Two days prior to the adoption of Resolution 462, a previous draft resolution had been vetoed by the Soviet Union. During the discussions of the draft resolution, some members of the Council highlighted the serious nature of the situation and that it justified a General Assembly debate.
Following the resolution, the Sixth emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly took place.
- List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 401 to 500 (1976–1982)
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- United Nations Secretary-General (2006). Repertory of practice of United Nations organs: Supplement. Articles 9 to 22 of the Charter, covering the period 1 January 1979 to 31 December 1984, Issue 6. United Nations Publications. p. 70. ISBN 978-92-1-133659-7.
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