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UNITED
NATIONS
S

        Security Council
S/RES/618 (1988)
29 July 1988

Resolution 618 (1988)

Adopted by the Security Council at its 2822nd meeting
on 29 July 1988.


The Security Council,

Taking note of paragraph 23 of the Secretary-General's report on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon 1/ concerning the abduction of Lieutenant-Colonel William Richard Higgins, a military observer of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization serving with the Force,

Recalling the Secretary-General's special report on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, 2/

Recalling also its resolution 579 (1985) of 18 December 1985, which, inter alia, condemned unequivocally all acts of hostage-taking and abduction and called for the immediate release of all hostages and abducted persons wherever and by whomever they are being held,

1. Condemns the abduction of Lieutenant-Colonel Higgins;

2. Demands his immediate release;

3. Calls upon Member States to use their influence in any way possible to promote the implementation of the present resolution.

Adopted unanimously at the
2822nd meeting.

Notes

1/ Official Records of the Security Council, Forty-third Year, Supplement for July, August and September 1988, document S/20014.

2/ Official Records of the Security Council, Forty-third Year, Supplement for January, February and March 1988, document S/19617.


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