The Gaza Crisis of 2009 Emergency Meeting of the UN Security Council

The Security Council met on January 8 at 8:00 p.m. at the United Nations Security Council Chamber to follow up the discussion on the situation in Gaza by adopting a resolution that would call for an immediate cease fire.

The resolution 1860 was originally tabled by the United Kingdom and was a compromise to the draft text that Libya wanted to propose for adoption before the Council. After series of negotiations during the past three days the Council agreed on the British proposal that was submitted to the Council for vote. 1860 was adopted by a vote of 14 in favour, 0 against and 1 abstentions (USA).

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