Security Council Decision
Inviting the PLO to Participate in its Debate on the Situation in the Middle East
New York, 4 December 1975
At its 1859th meeting on 4 December 1975, the Council decided to invite the representatives of Lebanon, Egypt and the Syrian Arab Republic to participate, without vote, in the discussion of the item entitled:
“The situation in the Middle East:
“(a) Letter dated 3 December 1975 from the Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/11892);
“(b) Letter dated 3 December 1975 from the Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/11893).”
At the same meeting, the Council also decided, by a vote, that an invitation should be accorded to the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in the debate and that that invitation would confer upon it the same rights of participation as were conferred when a Member State was invited to participate under rule 37 of the provisional rules of procedure.
Adopted by 9 votes to 3 (Costa Rica, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America) with 3 abstentions (France, Italy, Japan).
Source: Security Council Official Records. Resolutions and Decisions of the Security Council 1975. New York: United Nations, 1976.