28 February 1984


France: revised draft resolution

The Security Council,

Aware of the importance of the action being carried on in Lebanon by the United Nations, both in behalf of peace and at the humanitarian level,

Recalling its resolutions 508 (1982) and 509 (1982) and the need for respect for the territorial integrity, unity, sovereignty and independence of Lebanon, within its internationally recognized boundaries,

Noting the determination of Lebanon to secure the withdrawal of all non-Lebanese forces from Lebanon,

Earnestly desiring a positive outcome of the dialogue of national reconciliation from which none is excluded, such dialogue being an indispensable basis for peace and security in Lebanon,

Gravely concerned at the situation prevailing in Lebanon, and in particular in the Beirut area,

Convinced that that situation has grave consequences for peace and security in the region as a whole and may impede the attainment of a just and lasting peace in the Middle East,

1.   Issues anew an urgent appeal for an immediate cease-fire and the cessation of all hostilities throughout Lebanon and requests that they be strictly complied with;

2.   Requests the Secretary-General to make without delay all arrangements to enable the Beirut Observer Group (BOG) to monitor compliance with the cease-fire in the Beirut area;

3.   Decides, in agreement with the Government of Lebanon, to constitute immediately, under the authority of the Council, a United Nations Force composed of personnel furnished by Member States other than the permanent members of the Security Council and selected, if appropriate, from contingents of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.  The said Force will take up a position in the Beirut area, in co-ordination with the Lebanese authorities concerned, as soon as all elements of the Multinational Force have withdrawn from Lebanese territory and territorial waters.  The United Nations Force will have the mission of monitoring compliance with the cease-fire and helping to protect the civilian populations, including in the Palestinian refugee camps, and without intervening in the internal affairs of Lebanon for the benefit of any party whatever, will thereby assist in re-establishing the peace necessary for the restoration of the territorial integrity, unity, sovereignty and independence of Lebanon;

4.   Requests Member States to refrain from any intervention in the internal affairs of Lebanon and any action, in particular military action, that might jeopardize the re-establishment of peace and security in Lebanon, and to facilitate the task of the United Nations Force;

5.   Invites the Secretary-General to report to it within forty-eight hours on the implementation of this resolution.

The Security Council on 29 February 1984 voted on the draft resolution as follows:

In favour: China, Egypt, France, India, Malta, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Upper Volta, Zimbabwe.
Against: Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.