The United Nations Security Council has adopted Resolution 1973 (2011) [Full text]. Ten votes in favor, 0 against, 5 abstentions. Russia, China, Germany, India and Brazil abstained. Germany says, that it will not deploy troops to Libya, as it reservations on the resolution. The resolution authorizes “all necessary measures,” to protect civilians from Qaddafi’s forces.
The terms of the resolution are clear. It demands an immediate cease-fire and all abuse against civilians in Libya. It searches for an effort to find a solution to the legitimate demands of the Libyan people. And the resolution demands that Libyan authorities comply with their obligations under International law.
Canada has revealed that it will send fighter aircraft to Libya to impose the no-fly.