United Nations Security Council Resolution 346

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Adopted by 13 votes to none, by the Security Council at its 1765th meeting, on 8 April 1974

The Security Council

Recalling its resolutions 340 (1973) of 25 October and 341 (1973) of 27 October 1973 and the agreement reached by member of the Security Council on 2 November 1973,

Having reviewed the functioning of the United Nations Emergency Force set up under these resolutions as reported by the Secretary-General,

Noting from the report of the Secretary-General of 1 April 1974 (S/11248) that in the present circumstances the operation of the United Nations Emergency Force is still required,

1. Expresses its appreciation to the States which have contributed troops to the United Nations Emergency Force and to those which have made voluntary financial and material contributions for the support of the Force;

2. Expresses its appreciation to the Secretary-General for his efforts in implementing the decisions of the Security Council regarding the establishment and functioning of the United Nations Emergency Force;

3. Commends the United Nations Emergency Force for its contribution to efforts to achieve a just and durable peace in the Middle East;

4. Notes the Secretary-General's view that the disengagement of Egyptian and Israeli forces is only a first step towards the continued operation of the United Nations Emergency Force is essential not only for the Maintenance of the present quiet in the Egypt-Israel sector but also to assist, if required, in further efforts for the establishment of a just and durable peace in the Middle East and accordingly decides that, in accordance with the recommendation in paragraph 68 of the Secretary-General's report of 1 April 1974, the mandate of the United Nations Emergency Force, approved by the Security Council in its resolution 341 (1973), shall be extended for a further period of six months, that is, until 24 October 1974;

5. Notes with satisfaction that the Secretary-General is exerting every effort to solve in a satisfactory way the problems of the United Nations Emergency Force, including the urgent ones referred to in paragraph 71 of his report of 1 April 1974;

6. Further notes with satisfaction the Secretary-General's intention to keep under constant review the required strength of the Force with a view to making reductions and economies when the situation allows;

7. Calls upon all Member States, particularly the parties concerned, to extend their full support to the United Nations in the implementation of the present resolution;

8. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Security Council on a continuing basis as requested in resolution 340 (1973).

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