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Resolution 467



Resolution 467 (1980) of 24 April 1980
The Security Council,

Acting in response to the request of the Government of Lebanon,
Having studied the special report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon of 11
April 1980 and the subsequent statements, reports and addenda,
Having expressed itself through the statement of the President of the Security Council of 18 April 1980,
Recalling its resolutions 425 (1978), 426 (1978), 427 (1978), 434 (1978), 444 (1979), 450 (1979) and 459 (1979),
Recalling the terms of reference and general guidelines of the Force, as stated in the report of the
Secretary-General of 19 March 1978 confirmed by resolution 426 (1978), and particularly:
(a) That the Force "must be able to function as an integrated and efficient military unit",
(h) That the Force "must enjoy the freedom of movement and communication and other facilities that are necessary
for the performance of its tasks",
(c) That the Force "will not use force except in self-defence",
(d) That "self-defence would include resistance to attempts by forceful means to prevent it from discharging its
duties under the mandate of the Security Council",
1. Reaffirms its determination to implement the above-mentioned resolutions, particularly resolutions 425 (1978),
426 (1978) and 459 (1979), in the totality of the area of operation assigned to the United Nations Interim Force
in Lebanon, up to the internationally recognized boundaries;
2. Condemns all actions contrary to the provisions of the above-mentioned resolutions and, in particular, strongly
(a) Any violation of Lebanese sovereignty and territorial integrity; (b) The military intervention of Israel in
(c) All acts of violence in violation of the General Armistice Agreement between Israel and Lebanon:
(d) Provision of military assistance to the so-called de facto forces;
(e) All acts of interference with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization:
(f) All acts of hostility against the Force and in or through its area of operation as inconsistent with Security
Council resolutions;
(g) All obstructions of the ability of the Force to confirm the complete withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanon, to supervise the cessation of hostilities, to ensure the peaceful character of the area of operation, to control movement and to take measures deemed necessary to ensure the effective restoration of the sovereignty of Lebanon;
(h) Acts that have led to loss of life and physical injuries among the personnel of the Force and of the United
Nations Truce Supervision Organization, their harassment and abuse, the disruption of communication, as well as
the destruction of property and material;
3. Condemns the deliberate shelling of the headquarters of the Force and more particularly the Field hospital,
which enjoys special protection under inter national law;
4. Commends the efforts undertaken by the Secretary-General and by the interested Governments to bring about the
cessation of hostilities and to enable the Force to carry out its mandate effectively without interference;
5. Commends the Force for its great restraint in carrying out its duties in very adverse circumstances;
6. Calls attention to the provisions in the mandate that would allow the Force to use its right to self-defence;
7. Calls attention to the terms of reference of the Force which provide that it will use its best efforts to
prevent the recurrence of fighting and to ensure that its area of operation will not be utilized for hostile
activities of any kind;
8. Requests the Secretary-General to convene a meeting, at an appropriate level, of the Israel-Lebanon Mixed
Armistice Commission to agree on precise recommendations and further to reactivate the General Armistice Agreement
conducive to the restoration of the sovereignty of Lebanon over all its territory up to the internationally recognized boundaries;
9. Calls upon all parties concerned and ail those capable of lending any assistance to co-operate with the
Secretary-General in enabling the Force to fulfil its mandate;
10. Recognizes the urgent need to explore all ways and means of securing the full implementation of resolution
425 (1978), including enhancing the capacity of the Force to fulfil its mandate in all its parts.
11. Requests the Secretary-General to report as soon as possible on the progress of these initiatives and the
cessation of hostilities.

Adopted at the 22l8lh meeting by 12 votes to none, with 3 abstentions (German Democratic Republic, Union of Soviet
Socialist Republics, United States of America).

Israel, Lebanon, Middle East
Related with resolutions
425 426 427 434 444 450 459
Quoted in resolutions
474 483 488 498 501 511 519
Security Council Composition