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  UN Security Council Resolution 242 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The resolution is the formula proposed by the Security Council for the successful resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict, in particular, ending the state of belligerency then existing between Egypt, Jordan and Syria versus Israel.
The resolution's most important feature is the "land for peace" formula, calling for Israeli withdrawal from territories it had occupied in 1967 in exchange for peace with its neighbors.
The UN resolution, however, did serve as a basis for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations (Palestinians being represented by the PLO) that led to the Oslo Accords.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/UN_Security_Council_Resolution_242   (2225 words)

 UN Security Council Resolution 1441 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On the other hand, the USA and Britain, while admitting that such a resolution was diplomatically desirable, insisted that Iraq had now been given enough time (noting also the time since the first disarmament resolutions of 1991) to disarm or provide evidence thereof, and that war was legitimized by 1441 and previous UN resolutions.
The resolution text was drafted jointly by the United States and the UK, the result of eight weeks of tumultuous negotiations, particularly with Russia and France.
Although the Iraqi parliament voted against honoring the UN resolution, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein agreed to honor it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/UN_Security_Council_Resolution_1441   (1149 words)

 ipedia.com: United Nations Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
UN membership is open to all "peace-loving states" that accept the obligations of the UN Charter and, in the judgment of the organization, are able and willing to fulfil these obligations.
The 1945 UN Charter envisaged a system of regulation that would ensure "the least diversion for armaments of the world's human and economic resources." The advent of nuclear weapons came only weeks after the signing of the Charter and provided immediate impetus to concepts of arms limitation and disarmament.
UN peace operations are funded by assessments, using a formula derived from the regular scale, but including a surcharge for the five permanent members of the Security Council (who must approve all peacekeeping operations); this surcharge serves to offset discounted peacekeeping assessment rates for less developed countries.
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 UN Security Council resolutions relating to Iraq
Earlier drafts of this resolution are as follows: the US/UK drafts of 2 October 2002, 25 October 2002 and 5 November 2002; the Russian draft and the French draft of 23 October 2002.
The subsequent exchange of letters between the UN and Iraq, agreeing to the continuation of the programme under the terms of this resolution, is dated 5 July 2001.
In effect, this resolution reassigns some of the practical responsibility for monitoring compliance with sanctions away from the UN machinery, in the form of the 661 committee, and to the States imposing the naval blockade.
www.casi.org.uk /info/scriraq.html   (3517 words)

 Encyclopedia: UN Security Council Resolution 1441
RESOLUTION 661 (1990) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2933rd meeting on 6 August 1990 The Security Council, Reaffirming its resolution 660 (1990) of 2 August 1990, Deeply concerned that that resolution has not been implemented and that the invasion by Iraq of Kuwait continues with further loss of...
UN Security Council Resolution 678 authorizes member states to use all necessary means to uphold and implement resolution 660 and all subsequent relevant resolutions (resolution 661, resolution 662, resolution 664, resolution 665, resolution 666, resolution 667, resolution 669, resolution 670, resolution 674 and resolution 667), and to restore international peace...
A United Nations General Assembly Resolution is voted on by all member states of the United Nations in the General Assembly and requires a simple majority(50% of all votes plus one) to pass (with the exception of important questions which require two-thirds majority) Notable General Assembly resolutions 1947...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/UN-Security-Council-Resolution-1441   (3218 words)

 UN Security Council Resolution 242 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The resolution is the formula proposed by the Security Council for the successful resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict, in particular, Israel's mutual belligerency with Egypt, Jordan and Syria.
The resolution's most important feature is the "land for peace" formula, which implies Israeli withdrawal from territories it has captured in exchange for normalization and achieving peace agreements with its neighbors.
This was one of the declared reasons why PLO didn't accept the resolution until 1988; another was the refusal to recognize Israel's right to exist in accord with the Khartoum Resolution of September 1, 1967.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/U.N._Security_Council_Resolution_242   (1792 words)

 Jews Against the Occupation
Resolution 271: condemns Israel's failure to obey UN resolutions on Jerusalem.
Resolution 517: censures Israel for failing to obey UN resolutions and demands that Israel withdraw its forces from Lebanon.
Resolution 681: deplores Israel's resumption of the deportation of Palestinians.
www.jatonyc.org /UNresolutions.html   (980 words)

Unanimously adopting resolution 1547 (2004), the Council declared its readiness to consider establishing such an operation to aid implementation of a peace agreement, and requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Council recommendations for the size, structure, and mandate of that operation, as soon as possible after the signing of the agreement.
To that end, he was satisfied that the resolution contained strong and unequivocal support for and endorsement of the  African Union’s leadership role and the various dimensions of its engagement in Darfur, including humanitarian, military and political, with the deployment of monitors and a protection force.
 He stressed that the measures mentioned in the resolution were also directed at the Janjaweed and the rebels.  The resolution highlighted the leadership role of the African Union in the region, thereby stressing the regional approach.
www.un.org /News/Press/docs/2004/sc8160.doc.htm   (3898 words)

 UN Resolution 194
The resolution does not specify the nationality of the refugees; recall that the Palestinian Arab refugees, who voluntarily left Israel at the urging of their leaders, are approximately equal in number to the Jews who fled persecution from Arab countries.
Since the resolution also specifies that its recommendations would apply to refugees who wish "to live at peace with their neighbors," Arabs would be excluded.
Therefore, any ultimate resolution of this issue will certainly be in terms of limited return (perhaps limited to the few living Arabs who actually once resided in Israel) plus a forumula of compensation for both Arabs and Jews who were displaced by events surrounding the 1948 War of Independence.
www.palestinefacts.org /pf_1948to1967_un_194.php   (427 words)

 CNN.com - U.N. resolution on Iraq passes unanimously - Jun 8, 2004
An analysis of the impact of the U.N. resolution on Iraq.
The compromise resolution says the multinational force will serve "at the request of the incoming interim government of Iraq" and that the force can be asked to leave at anytime.
U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has been a key point man in bringing about not only the resolution but also the formation of the interim government.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/meast/06/08/un.iraq   (957 words)

 JURIST - O'Connell: UN Resolution 1441 - Compelling Saddam, Restraining Bush
The argument is that the ceasefire resolution, 687 (1991), and subsequent resolutions all tie back to the one resolution, 678 (1990), which did explicitly authorize the use of force to oust Iraq from Kuwait and establish peace in the region.
Under the UN Charter, states may only use force in individual or collective self-defense in the face of an armed attack or with the authorization of the Security Council when the Council finds a threat or breach of international peace[12].
Hans Blix, the chief UN weapons inspector, has said a delay of as little as 30 minutes in allowing access will result in a report, as will four flat tires, though not one flat tire[13].
jurist.law.pitt.edu /forum/forumnew73.php   (2483 words)

 The Meaning of Resolution 242
On November 22, 1967, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 242, establishing the principles that were to guide the negotiations for an Arab-Israeli peace settlement.
This is also the implication of Resolution 338, according to Arthur Goldberg, the American ambassador who led the delegation to the UN in 1967.
It took nearly a quarter century, but the PLO finally agreed that Resolutions 242 and 338 should be the basis for negotiations with Israel when it signed the Declaration of Principles in September 1993.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/UN/meaning_of_242.html   (1097 words)

 UN Resolution Equating Zionism and Racism
The UN General Assembly passed the one-sided Resolution 194, calling for repatriating or compensating Palestinian refugees (not a "right of return") while ignoring an equal or greater number of Jewish refugees from Arab countries.
The subsequant failure of the UN to pressure the Arab states to negotiate with Israel based on UN Resolution 242 further eroded Israel's faith in the world body as a viable source of stability and assistance.
In 1974, when the UN General Assembly invited Yaser Arafat to address the body, and in 1975 granted the PLO "observer status", the first time any non-nation was give such recognition or standing.
www.palestinefacts.org /pf_1967to1991_un_zionism_racism.php   (946 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Sudan says UN resolution jeopardizes Darfur peace efforts
According to a statement from the Sudanese Embassy in Nairobi, Khartoum vehemently rejected a resolution vowing to try culprits outside the country as "unfair and ill-timed" insisting that the Sudanese judiciary was capable of trying all individuals suspected of war crimes in war-ravaged western region of Darfur.
"The UN resolution is in direct disregard to all international norms and the ongoing constructive efforts exerted by the African Union (AU) in collaboration with Sudan government that has significantly stabilized the situation in the region," the statement said.
A UN panel prepared a list of some 50 suspects it submitted to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan who subsequently passed it on to the ICC in what amounts to a kick-off of the process leading to trial of suspects in the Darfur saga.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/MMQD-6B8QHF?OpenDocument   (507 words)

 UNODC - Terrorism Definitions
Terminology consensus would, however, be necessary for a single comprehensive convention on terrorism, which some countries favour in place of the present 12 piecemeal conventions and protocols.
If terrorism is defined strictly in terms of attacks on non-military targets, a number of attacks on military installations and soldiers' residences could not be included in the statistics.
In order to cut through the Gordian definitional knot, terrorism expert A. Schmid suggested in 1992 in a report for the then UN Crime Branch that it might be a good idea to take the existing consensus on what constitutes a "war crime" as a point of departure.
www.unodc.org /unodc/terrorism_definitions.html   (487 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / UN resolution doesn't meet Kurds' demand
BAGHDAD -- The passage of a UN resolution on Iraq has drawn attention to hints from two main Kurdish parties that they might not participate in the new government if the UN measure failed to endorse an interim constitution, adopted in March, that guarantees Kurds certain rights.
The resolution adopted unanimously yesterday by the UN Security Council makes no mention of the Transitional Administration Law, which will serve as Iraq's temporary constitution after the new interim government takes power on June 30 and until a new constitution is written and approved in a referendum late next year.
A senior UN official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Times that US officials had rejected the Kurdish request because of concerns about offending Iraq's Shi'ite leaders.
www.boston.com /news/world/articles/2004/06/09/un_resolution_doesnt_meet_kurds_demand   (605 words)

 CBN News - UN Hoping to Pass Anti-Semitism Resolution
Israel is hoping the UN resolution will be passed some time this fall.
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is promoting a resolution condemning anti-Semitic acts.
Annan is encouraging the UN member states to adopt a resolution that declares that political developments in Israel or elsewhere can never justify anti-Semitism.
www.cbn.com /CBNNews/News/040622c.asp   (447 words)

 UN Resolution
The General Assembly, in its resolution 52/194 of 18 December 1997, noted that, in many countries microcredit programmes have proved to be an effective tool in freeing people from poverty and have helped to increase their participation in the economic and political processes of society.
As a follow-up to the World Summit for Social Development, and in response to General Assembly resolution 52/194 on the role of microcredit in the eradication of poverty, the regional commissions are undertaking a number of initiatives in the area of microfinance.
The General Assembly, in its resolution 52/194 of 18 December 1997 requested the Secretary-General to submit to the fifty-third session of the UNGA a report on the role of microcredit in the eradication of poverty.
www.microcreditsummit.org /campaigns/resolution.htm   (11361 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Iraq faces ultimatum in second UN resolution
UN officials expressed relief that Mr Bush has ignored pressure from hawks in his administration.
A security council official said the resolution was unlikely to be tabled until after Mr Blix has reported on February 28.
It is expected to be short and use some of the language of resolution 1441, passed unanimously in November.
www.guardian.co.uk /Iraq/Story/0,2763,898549,00.html   (546 words)

 Palestine-UN.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Resolution 181 (II) (1947) partitioned Palestine into an Arab and a Jewish state, with Jerusalem as a corpus separatum (independent international regime).
The resolution allocated to the Arab State approximately 42.88% of the total territory of mandate Palestine.
The City of Jerusalem shall include the present municipality of Jerusalem plus the surrounding villages and towns, the most eastern of which shall be Abu Dis; the most southern, Bethlehem; the most western, Ein Karim (including also the built-up area of Motsa); and the most northern Shu'fat, as indicated on the attached sketch-map (annex B).
www.palestine-un.org /info/geo2.html   (1774 words)

 BreakPoint | A Victory for Life and Dignity
The resolution passed only after a long, hard fight—so long and hard that the final version was not quite as strong as we had hoped.
UN declarations, even nonbinding ones, have some moral force; the UN’s Universal Declaration on Human Rights was arguably one of the more influential documents of the twentieth century.
Coming from the UN, an organization that is not generally known for its respect for human dignity, that’s a victory worth celebrating.
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 2005-2015 : International Decade for Action 'Water for Life'
The Resolution states that the main goal of the Decade should be a greater focus on water-related issues at all levels and on the implementation of water-related programmes in order to achieve internationally agreed upon water-related goals contained in Agenda 21, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation.
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
The resolution A/RES/58/217 proclaimed the period from 2005 to 2015 International Decade for Action 'Water for Life'.
www.unesco.org /water/water_celebrations/decades/index.shtml   (114 words)

 Modern History Sourcebook: The Partition of Palestine: UN General Assembly Resolution 181, November 29, 1947
The resolution was accepted by the Jews in Palestine, yet rejected by the Arabs in Palestine and the Arab states.
Commercial concessions granted in respect of any part of Palestine prior to the adoption of the resolution by the General Assembly shall continue to be valid according to their terms, unless modified by agreement between the concession-holders and the State.
The provisions of chapters 1 and 2 of the declaration shall be under the guarantee of the United Nations, and no modifications shall be made in them without the assent of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1947UN181.html   (7403 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - UN Iraq resolution needs 'improving'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
A draft UN resolution on Iraq's future submitted by Britain and the United States needs improving, anti-war countries have said.
Earlier on Tuesday, French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier said the UN draft must be improved if it were to ensure a credible handover of sovereignty to the Iraqi people.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Russia's parliament on Tuesday that the mission of the UN special envoy to Iraq offers the opportunity to "discover if there is agreement in Iraqi society, to what extent the (new) government is seen as legitimate in Iraqi society and in the eyes of Iraq's neighbors, which is also important".
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