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UN Security Council Resolutions: Resolution 1068

(July 30, 1996)

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 United Nations
Interim Force in Lebanon of 20 July 1996 (S/1996/575) and taking note of the observations expressed and the commitments mentioned therein,

Taking note of the letter dated 18 July 1996 from the Permanent
Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (S/1996/566),

Responding to the request of the Government of Lebanon,

1. Decides to extend the present mandate of the United Nations Interim
Force in Lebanon for a further period of six months, that is until
31 January 1997;

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

3. 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
(S/12611), approved by resolution 426 (1978), and calls upon all parties
concerned to cooperate fully with the Force for the full implementation of its mandate;

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

5. Condemns all acts of violence committed in particular against the
Force, and urges the parties to put an end to them;

6. Welcomes the completion of the streamlining of the Force described in
paragraph 33 of the report, and encourages further efficiency and savings
provided they do not affect the operational capacity of the Force;

7. 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