Resolution 242 (1967) (top)

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The Security Council, 
Emphasising the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war and the need to work for a just and lasting peace in which every State in the area can live in security ... 
Affirms that the fulfillment of Charter principles requires the establishment of a just and lasting peace in the Middle East which should include the application of both the following principles: 
Withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict; 
Termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgement of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independenee of every State in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognised boundaries free from threats or acts of force; 
Affirms further the necessity 
For guaranteeing freedom of navigation through international waterways in the area; 
For achieving a just settlement of the refugee problem; 
For guaranteeing the territorial inviolability and political independenee of every State in the area, through measures including ... demilitarised zones; 
Requests the Secretary-General to designate a Special Representative to proceed to the Middle East to establish and maintain contacts with the States concerned in order to promote agreement and assist efforts to achieve a peaceful and accepted settlement in accordance with the provisions and principles in this resolution.

The Economist October 12th 2002  page 25



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