19 March 1978
The Security Council,
1. Approves the report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolution 425 (1978), contained in document S/12611 of 19 March 1978,
2. Decides that the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon shall be established in accordance with the above-mentioned report for an initial period of six months, and that it shall continue in operation thereafter if required, provided the Security Council so decides.
Adopted at the 2075th meeting
by 12 votes to none, with 2 abstentions (Czhechoslovakia,
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
This resolution approved resolution 425. Four days later the first peacekeepers; two battalions of French and Norwegian soldiers landed in Beirut.