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UN Security Council Resolutions: Resolution 974

(January 30, 1995)

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolutions 425 (1978) of 19 March 1978, 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 23 January 1995 (S/1995/66), and taking note of the
observations expressed therein,

Taking note of the letter dated 16 January 1995 from the Permanent
Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (S/1995/45),

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 interim period of six months, that is until
31 July 1995;

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

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

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

5. Endorses the Secretary-General's intention to pursue the possibilities
for streamlining and achieving economies in the areas of maintenance and logistic support;

6. 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

Sources: The United Nations