United Nations Security Council Resolution 268

United Nations Security Council Resolution 268, adopted on July 28, 1969, after hearing statements by the parties involved, the Council strongly censured Portugal for attacks on in Katete in eastern Zambia. The Council called upon Portugal to desist from violating the territorial integrity of and carrying out unprovoked raids against Zambia. The Council demanded the Portuguese military return all civilians kidnapped and all property taken declaring that if Portugal failed to comply they would meet to consider further measures.

UN Security Council
Resolution 268
DateJuly 28 1969
Meeting no.1,491
CodeS/RES/268 (Document)
SubjectComplaint by Zambia
Voting summary
  • 11 voted for
  • None voted against
  • 4 abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

Resolution 268 was adopted by 11 votes to none, while France, Spain, the United Kingdom and United States abstained.

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