United Nations Security Council Resolution 285

United Nations Security Council Resolution 285, adopted on September 5, 1970, at 14 words is the shortest UNSC resolution ever adopted (with one word less than 279); it reads simply "Demands the complete and immediate withdrawal of all Israeli armed forces from Lebanese territory."

UN Security Council
Resolution 285
DateSeptember 5 1970
Meeting no.1,551
CodeS/RES/285 (Document)
SubjectThe situation in the Middle East
Voting summary
  • 14 voted for
  • None voted against
  • 1 abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

The resolution was adopted by 14 votes to none, while the United States abstained. The resolution came in the context of Palestinian insurgency in South Lebanon.

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