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The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 5440th meeting, held on 17 May 2006 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, having before it a letter dated 18 April 2006 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2006/248).
The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representative of Lebanon, at her request, to participate in the consideration of the item without the right to vote.
The President drew attention to a draft resolution (S/2006/298) submitted by Denmark, France, Slovakia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America.
The Security Council proceeded to vote on draft resolution S/2006/298, which received 13 votes in favour (Argentina, Congo, Denmark, France, Ghana, Greece, Japan, Peru, Qatar, Slovakia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America), none against and 2 abstentions (China, Russian Federation), and was adopted as resolution 1680 (2006) (for the text, see S/RES/1680 (2006); to be issued in Official Records of the Security Council, Resolutions and Decisions of the Security Council, 1 August 2005-31 July 2006 ).