|Date 24 October 2002|
Code S/RES/1440 (Document)
|Meeting no. 4,632|
|Subject Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts|
Voting summary 15 voted for None voted against None abstained
United Nations Security Council resolution 1440, adopted unanimously on 24 October 2002, after reaffirming the principles of the United Nations Charter and Resolution 1373 (2001), the Council condemned the hostage-taking at a theatre in Moscow, Russia, by Chechen militants.
The Security Council reaffirmed the need to combat threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts. It condemned taking of hostages in a Moscow theatre, as well as terrorist acts carried out in other countries, and demanded their immediate release. The Council expressed sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and the Russian government and people.
The resolution called upon all states to co-operate with and provide assistance to the Russian authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice in accordance with their obligations under Resolution 1373. Finally, the Council concluded by expressing its determination to combat all forms of terrorism.