Security Council resolution 515 (1982) [Israel-Lebanon]

Resolution 515 (1982) of 29 July 1982

The Security Council,

Deeply concerned at the situation of the civilian population of Beirut,

Referring to the humanitarian principles of the Geneva Conventions of 1949[1] and to the obligations arising from the regulations annexed to the Hague Convention of 1907,[2]

Recalling its resolutions 512 (1982) and 513 (1982),

1. Demands that the Government of Israel lift immediately the blockade of the city of Beirut in order to permit the dispatch of supplies to meet the urgent needs of the civilian population and allow the distribution of aid provided by United Nations agencies and by non-governmental organizations, particularly the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC);

2. Requests the Secretary-General to transmit the text of this resolution to the Government of Israel and keep the Security Council informed of its implementation.

Adopted at the 2385th meeting by 14 to none.[3]


1 United Nations. Treaty Series, vol 75. Nos. 970-973.

2 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The Hague Conventions and Declarations of 1899 and 1907 (New York. Oxford University Press, 1915).

3 One member (United States of America) did not participate in the voting.


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