United Nations Security Council Resolution 711

United Nations Security Council resolution 711,[1] adopted without a vote on 12 September 1991, after examining the application of the Republic of Lithuania for membership in the United Nations, the Council recommended to the General Assembly that Lithuania be admitted.

UN Security Council
Resolution 711
Location of Lithuania
Date12 September 1991
Meeting no.3,007
CodeS/RES/711 (Document)
SubjectAdmission of new Members to the UN: Lithuania
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members
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On the same day the Council adopted identical resolutions 709 regarding Estonia and 710 regarding Latvia. The three Baltic states were soviet socialist republics of the Soviet Union since 1945. In 1990 they declared independence and the UN resolutions were an important international recognition of their claim of independence. The resolutions were passed after the August Putsch in Moscow, which precipitated the collapse of the Soviet Union.

On 17 September 1991, the General Assembly admitted Lithuania under Resolution 46/6.[2]

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  1. ^ Team, ODS. "ODS HOME PAGE" (PDF). documents-dds-ny.un.org. Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  2. ^ United Nations (1992). Yearbook of the United Nations 1991, Volume 45. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. p. 98. ISBN 978-0-7923-1970-2.

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