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Six-Day War: Draft Resolution by United States
at Emergency UNGA Session

(June 20, 1967)

Based on the five-point peace plan for the Middle East of President Johnson, Ambassador Arthur Goldberg of the United States proposed the following draft. It was however withdrawn without being put to the vote.

The General Assembly,

Bearing in mind the achievement of a cease-fire in the Middle East as called for by the Security Council in its Resolutions 233, 234, 235 and 236 (1967),

Having regard to the purpose of the United Nations to be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations,

1. Endorses the cease-fire achieved pursuant to the resolutions of the Security Council and calls for its scrupulous respect by the parties concerned;

2. Decides that its objective must be a stable and durable peace in the Middle East;

3. Considers that this objective should be achieved through negotiated arrangements with appropriate third-party assistance based on:

a. Mutual recognition of the political independence and territorial integrity of all countries in the area, encompassing recognized boundaries and other arrangements, including disengagement and withdrawal of forces, that will give them security against terror, destruction and war;

b. Freedom of innocent maritime passage;

c. Just and equitable solution of the refugee problem;

d. Registration and limitation of arms shipments into the area;

e. Recognition of the right of all sovereign nations to exist in peace and security;

4. Requests the Security Council to keep the situation under careful review.

Source: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs