What was UN Security Council Resolution 340?
At the request of a number of members, the Security Council met in closed session on December 15, 1973, on the eve of the opening of the Geneva Peace Conference called by the United States and the Soviet Union. In an effort to ensure a United Nations role in the Conference, a draft Resolution 344, submitted by Australia, Austria, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Panama, Peru, Sudan and Yugoslavia was adopted by 10 votes in favour, none against with four abstentions (France, USSR, United Kingdom, United States). China did not take part in the vote.
Resolution 344 confimed the connection between the Geneva Peace Conference andUN Security Council Resolution 338, and provided the UN’s blessing and support for the conference.