United Nations Security Council Resolution 618
July 29, 1988
The Security Council,
Taking note of paragraph 23 of the Secretary-General's report on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (S/20053), concerning the abduction of Lieutenant-Colonel William Richard Higgins, a military observer of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon,
Recalling the Secretary-General's special report on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (S/19617),
Recalling also its resolutions 579 (1985), which, inter alia, condemned unequivocally all acts of hostage-taking and abduction and called for the immediate release of all hostages and abducted persons wherever and by whomever they are being held,
1. Condemns the abduction of Lieutenant-Colonel Higgins;
2. Demands his immediate release;
3. Calls upon Member States to use their influence in any way possible to promote the implementation of the present resolution.
Source: The United Nations.