Provisional

Security Council

Fifty-eighth year 

4779th meeting

Thursday, 26 June 2003, 10 a.m. 

New York

President:

Mr. Lavrov   

(Russian Federation)

 

 

 

Members:

Angola   

Mr. Lucas 

 

Bulgaria  

Mr. Tafrov

 

Cameroon  

Mr. Mana

 

Chile  

Mr. Andereya

 

China  

Mr. Zhang Yishan

 

France  

Ms. D’Achon 

 

Germany  

Mr. Pleuger

 

Guinea  

Mr. Mohamed Cherif Diallo

 

Mexico  

Mr. Pujalte

 

Pakistan  

Mr. Khalid

 

Spain  

Ms. Menéndez

 

Syrian Arab Republic   

Mr. Wehbe 

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland  

Mr. King

 

United States of America   

Mr. Cunningham

Agenda

The situation in the Middle East

  Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (S/2003/655)


   The meeting was called to order at 10.10 a.m.

Adoption of the agenda

  The agenda was adopted.

The situation in the Middle East 

    Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (S/2003/655)

 The President (spoke in Russian): The Security Council will now begin its consideration of the item on its agenda. The Security Council is meeting in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations.

  Members of the Council have before them document S/2003/655, containing the report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force. Members of the Council also have before them document S/2003/668, which contains the text of a draft resolution prepared in the course of the Council’s prior consultations.

  It is my understanding that the Council is ready to proceed to the vote on the draft resolution before it. Unless I hear any objection, I shall put the draft resolution to the vote now.

  There being no objection, it is so decided.

  A vote was taken by show of hands.

In favour:

  Angola, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, China, France, Germany, Guinea, Mexico, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America

  The President (spoke in Russian): There were 15 votes in favour. The draft resolution has been adopted unanimously as resolution 1488 (2003).

  In connection with the resolution just adopted on the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, I have been authorized to make the following complementary statement on behalf of the Security Council.

    “As is known, the report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (S/2003/655) states in paragraph 12:
  ‘… the situation in the Middle East is very tense and is likely to remain so, unless and until a comprehensive settlement covering all aspects of the Middle East problem can be reached’.
    “That statement of the Secretary-General reflects the view of the Security Council.”

  This statement will be issued as a document of the Security Council under the symbol S/PRST/2003/9.

  The Security Council has thus concluded the present stage of its consideration of the item on its agenda.

 The meeting rose at 10.15 a.m.

This record contains the text of speeches delivered in English and of the interpretation of speeches delivered in the other languages. The final text will be printed in the Official Records of the Security Council . Corrections should be submitted to the original languages only. They should be incorporated in a copy of the record and sent under the signature of a member of the delegation concerned to the Chief of the Verbatim Reporting Service, room C-154A.


Document symbol: S/PV.4779
Document Type: Meeting records
Document Sources: Security Council, United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)
Subject: Agenda Item, Intifadah II, Palestine question
Publication Date: 26/06/2003