Introduction United Nations Security Council Resolution 340 was adopted on 25 October 1973, during the Yom Kippur War. It was passed after the Security Council was informed of the apparent failure of UNSCR 338 and UNSCR 339 to end the fighting. In UNSCR 340, the Council demanded that the belligerent parties cease fire immediately and… Read More
What is the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)?
Introduction The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) is a United Nations peacekeeping mission tasked with maintaining the ceasefire between Israel and Syria in the aftermath of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The mission was established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 350 on 31 May 1974, to implement Resolution 338 (1973) which called for… Read More
What was UN Security Council Resolution 339 (1973)?
Introduction United Nations Security Council Resolution 339 was adopted on 23 October 1973 in order to bring a ceasefire in the Yom Kippur War where Resolution 338 two days before had failed. Background The resolution primarily reaffirmed the terms outlined in Resolution 338 (itself based on Resolution 242), returning the forces of both sides back… Read More
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