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UN Security Council
Resolution 505
Date 26 May 1982
Meeting no. 2,368
Code S/RES/505 (Document)
Subject Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
  •  China
  •  France
  •  United Kingdom
  •  United States
  •  Soviet Union
Non-permanent members
  •  Guyana
  •  Ireland
  •  Jordan
  •  Japan
  •  Panama
  •  Poland
  •  Spain
  •  Togo
  •  Uganda
  •  Zaire

In United Nations Security Council resolution 505, adopted unanimously on 26 May 1982, after reaffirming Resolution 502 (1982) and noting that the situation in the region of the Falkland Islands had seriously deteriorated, the Council expressed appreciation for the Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar's efforts to bring about a peaceful solution to the conflict.

The resolution went on to urge both Argentina and the United Kingdom to cooperate with the Secretary-General to achieve a ceasefire and, if necessary, to arrange a possible dispatch of United Nations observers to the region to monitor the implementation of a ceasefire. The Council concluded by requesting the Secretary-General to submit a report on developments no later than seven days after the implementation of the resolution.

Several days before the adoption of this resolution, Peru offered a peace proposal which was rejected by Argentina.[1][2] Though not included in the final draft, Argentina wished for Resolution 505 to include a reference to a possible interim administration on the islands, an idea that came up in negotiations.[3] A further draft resolution by Panama and Spain was vetoed by Britain and the United States.[4]

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