31 October 2000


Press Release
SC/6944



SECURITY COUNCIL RECOMMENDS FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA FOR MEMBERSHIP OF UNITED NATIONS

20001031

Resolution 1326 (2000) Sends Application to General Assembly for Final Decision

The Security Council this afternoon recommended to the General Assembly that the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia be admitted as a Member of the United Nations.

That country is the last of the five successor States of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to complete the procedure for admission to the Organization. [Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia were admitted to the United Nations earlier.]

Acting without a vote, the Council adopted resolution 1326 (2000) on the recommendation of the Committee on Admission of New Members, to which the Council had earlier today referred application of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The draft resolution was contained in the Committee's report on that application (document S/2000/1051). The final decision on the granting of United Nations membership lies with the General Assembly.

Following this afternoon's action, the President of the Council, Martin Andjaba (Namibia) read the following statement (which will be issued as document S/PRST/2000/30) on behalf of Council members:

“The Security Council has decided to recommend to the General Assembly that the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia be admitted as a Member of the United Nations. On behalf of the members of the Security Council, I wish to extend my congratulations to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on this historic occasion.

“The Council notes with great satisfaction the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s solemn commitment to uphold the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and to fulfil all the obligations contained therein.

“We look forward to the day in the near future when the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia will join us as a Member of the United Nations and to working closely with its representatives.”

The meeting was called to order at 4:23 p.m. and adjourned at 4:30 p.m.


Security Council SC/6944 4215th Meeting (PM) 31 October 2000

Resolution

The text of resolution 1326 (2000) reads as follows:

“The Security Council,

“Having examined the application of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia for admission to the United Nations (S/2000/1043),

“Recommends to the General Assembly that the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia be admitted to membership in the United Nations.”

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