United Nations Security Council Resolution 618

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UN Security Council
Resolution 618
HigginsWilliamR USMC.jpg
Lieutenant-Colonel William R. Higgins
Date 29 July 1988
Meeting no. 2,822
Code S/RES/618 (Document)
Subject Israel-Lebanon
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 618, adopted unanimously on 29 July 1988, after recalling Resolution 579 (1985) on hostage-taking, the Council condemned the abduction of Lieutenant-Colonel William R. Higgins and demanded his immediate release. It also urged Member States to use their influence to promote the implementation of the current resolution.

The resolution was not implemented, and Higgins was later murdered by his captors.

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