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United Nations Security Council Resolution 1440

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Date  24 October 2002
Code  S/RES/1440 (Document)
Meeting no.  4,632
Result  Adopted
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.

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United Nations Security Council Resolution 1440 Wikipedia


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