United Nations Security Council Resolution 493

United Nations Security Council resolution 493, adopted on 23 November 1981, considered a report by the Secretary-General regarding the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force. The Council noted its efforts to establish a durable and just peace in the Middle East but also expressed its concern over the prevailing state of tension in the area.

UN Security Council
Resolution 493
Golan Heights Map.PNG
Golan Heights
Date23 November 1981
Meeting no.2,311
CodeS/RES/493 (Document)
Voting summary
  • 14 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

The resolution decided to call upon the parties concerned to immediately implement Resolution 338 (1973), it renewed the mandate of the Observer Force for another six months until 31 May 1982 and requested that the Secretary-General submit a report on the situation at the end of that period.

The resolution was adopted with 14 votes to none; China did not participate in the voting.

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