S/RES/618 (1988)
                                                     29 July 1988

                             Resolution 618 (1988)

             Adopted by the Security Council at its 2822nd meeting
                                on 29 July 1988

      The Security Council,

      Taking note of paragraph 23 of the Secretary-General's report on the
United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (S/20053), concerning the abduction of
Lieutenant-Colonel William Richard Higgins, a military observer of the United
Nations Truce Supervision Organization serving with the United Nations Interim
Force in Lebanon,

     Recalling the Secretary-General's special report on the United Nations
Interim Force in Lebanon (S/19617),

     Recalling also its resolutions 579 (1985), which, inter alia, condemned
unequivocally all acts of hostage-taking and abduction and called for the
immediate release of all hostages and abducted persons wherever and by whomever
they are being held,

     1.  Condemns the abduction of Lieutenant-Colonel Higgins;

     2.  Demands his immediate release;

     3.  Calls upon Member States to use their influence in any way possible to
promote the implementation of the present resolution.