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UNSC Resolutions on Israel:
Resolution 338

(October 22, 1973)


UNSC Resolutions: Table of Contents | 2000-Present | 1980-1999


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On October 22, 1973, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 338 called for a ceasefire in the Yom Kippur War to take almost immediate effect.
The third clause, interpreted to mean American or Soviet rather than United Nations auspices, helped to establish the framework for the Geneva Peace Conference held in December 1973.

The Security Council

1. Calls upon all parties to the present fighting to cease all firing and terminate all military activity immediately, no later than 12 hours after the moment of the adoption of this decision, in the positions they now occupy;

2. Calls upon the parties concerned to start immediately after the cease­fire the implementation of Security Council resolution 242 (1967) in all of its parts;

3. Decides that, immediately and concurrently with the cease­fire, negotiations start between the parties concerned under appropriate auspices aimed at establishing a just and durable peace in the Middle East.


Sources: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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