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Resolution 734

(January 29, 1992)

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolutions 425 (1978) and 426 (1978) of 19 March 1978, 501 (1982) of 25 February 1982, 508 (1982) of 5 June 1982, 509 (1982) of 6 June 1982, and 520 (1982) of 17 September 1982, as well as all its resolutions on the situation in Lebanon,

Having studied the report of the Secretary-General on the Interim Force in Lebanon of 21 January 1992 (S/23452) and taking note of the observations expressed therein,

Recalling the addendum to the Secretary-General's report of 22 January 1991 (S/22129/Add.1 dated 28 January 1991),

Taking note of the letter dated 17 January 1992 from the Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (S/23435),

Responding to the request of the Government of Lebanon,

1. Decides to extend the present mandate of UNIFIL for a further interim period of six months, that is until 31 July 1992;

2. Approves the overall objective of the Secretary-General, as set out in paragraph 33 of his report (S/23452), aimed at promoting the greater effectiveness of UNIFIL;

3. Approves in particular the recommendations summarized in subparagraphs 59 (c) (i) and (ii) of the report contained in the addendum to the Secretary-General's report of 22 January 1991 (S/22129/Add.1 dated 28 January 1991);

4. Invites the Secretary-General to consider further, in consultation with the troop-contributing countries, how to achieve the overall objective referred to in paragraph 2 above, and to take action on the objectives in paragraphs 2 and 3 above;

5. Reiterates its strong support for the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Lebanon within its internationally recognized boundaries;

6. Re-emphasizes the terms of reference and general guidelines of the Force as stated in the report of the Secretary-General of 19 March 1978, approved by resolution 426 (1978), and calls upon all parties concerned to cooperate fully with the Force for the full implementation of its mandate;

7. Reiterates that the Force should fully implement its mandate as defined in resolutions 425 (1978), 426 (1978) and all other relevant resolutions;

8. Requests the Secretary-General to continue consultations with the Government of Lebanon and other parties directly concerned with the implementation of the present resolution and to report to the Security Council thereon.

Sources: The United Nations