Resolution 37/253 (1983)

The UN General Assembly adopted on May 13, 1983, resolution 37/253 on Cyprus. The vote on the resolution was 103 in favour and 5 against with 20 abstentions. The votes against the resolution were cast by Bangladesh, Malaysia, Pakistan, Somalia and Turkey.

Following is the text of the resolution:

The General Assembly,

Having considered the question of Cyprus,

Recalling its resolution 3212(XXIX) of 1 November 1974 and its subsequent resolutions on the question of Cyprus,

Recalling the high-level agreements of 12 February 1977 and 19 May 1979,
Reaffirming the principle of the inadmissibility of occupation and acquisition of territories by force,

Greatly concerned at the prolongation of the Cyprus crisis, which poses a serious threat to international peace and security,

Deeply regretting that the resolutions of the United Nations on Cyprus have not yet been implemented,

Recalling the idea of holding an international conference on Cyprus,

Deploring the fact that part of the territory of the Republic of Cyprus is still occupied by foreign forces,

Deploring the lack of progress in the intercommunal talks,

Deploring all unilateral actions that change the demographic structure of Cyprus or promote faits accomplis,

Reaffirming the need to settle the question of Cyprus without further delay by peaceful means in accordance with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations and the relevant United Nations resolutions,

  1. Reiterates its full support for the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, unity and non-alignment of the Republic of Cyprus and calls once again for the cessation of all foreign interference in its affairs;
  2. Affirms the right of the Republic of Cyprus and its people to full and effective sovereignty and control over the entire territory of Cyprus and its natural and other resources and calls upon all states to support and help the Government of the Republic of Cyprus to exercise these rights;
  3. Condemns any act which tends to undermine the full and effective exercise of the above-mentioned rights, including the unlawful issue of titles of ownership of property;
  4. Welcomes the proposal for total demilitarisation made by the President of the Republic of Cyprus;
  5. Expresses its support for the high-level agreements of 12 February 1977 and 19 May 1979 and all the provisions thereof;
  6. Demands the immediate and effective implementation of resolution 3212(XXIX), unanimously adopted by the General Assembly and endorsed by the Security Council in its resolution 365(1974) of 13 December (1974), and of the subsequent resolutions of the Assembly and the Council on Cyprus, which provide the valid and essential basis for the solution of the problem of Cyprus;
  7. Considers the withdrawal of all occupation forces from the Republic of Cyprus as an essential basis for a speedy and mutually acceptable solution of the Cyprus problem;
  8. Demands the immediate withdrawal of all occupation forces from the Republic of Cyprus;
  9. Commends the intensification of the efforts made by the Secretary-General, while noting with concern the lack of progress in the intercommunal talks;
  10. Calls for meaningful, result-oriented, constructive and substantive negotiations between the representatives of the two communities, to be conducted freely on an equal footing on the basis of relevant United Nations resolutions and the high level agreements, with a view to reaching as early as possible a mutually acceptable agreement based on the fundamental and legitimate rights of the two communities;
  11. Calls for respect of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all Cypriots, including the freedom of movement, the freedom of settlement and the right to property and the instituting of urgent measures for the voluntary return of the refugees to their homes in safety;
  12. Considers that the de facto situation created by the force of arms should not be allowed to influence or in any way affect the solution of the problem of Cyprus;
  13. Calls upon the parties concerned to refrain from any unilateral action which might adversely affect the prospects of a just and lasting solution of the problem of Cyprus by peaceful means and to cooperate fully with the Secretary-General in the performance of his task under the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and the Security Council as well as with the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus;
  14. Calls upon the parties concerned to refrain from any action which violates or is designed to violate the independence, unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Cyprus;
  15. Reiterates its recommendation that the Security Council should examine the question of the implementation, within a specified time-frame, of its relevant resolutions and consider and adopt thereafter, if necessary, all appropriate and practical measures under the Charter of the United Nations for ensuring the speedy and effective implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations on Cyprus;
  16. Welcomes the intention of the Secretary-General, as expressed in his report (Doc. A/37/805 of 6/5/1983), to pursue a renewed personal involvement in the quest for a solution of the Cyprus problem and, in view of this, requests the Secretary-General to undertake such actions or initiatives as he may consider appropriate within the framework of the mission of good offices entrusted to him by the Security Council for promoting a just and lasting solution of the problem and to report to the General Assembly at its thirty-eighth session on the results of his efforts;
  17. Decides to include the provisional agenda of its thirty-eighth session the item entitled “Question of Cyprus” and requests the Secretary-General to follow up the implementation of the present resolution and to report on all its aspects to the General Assembly at that session.

Separate vote on paragraph 8
A separate vote was taken on operative paragraph 8, which was approved by 89 votes in favour, 5 against and 27 abstentions.
Separate vote on paragraph 15
A separate vote was also taken on operative paragraph 15 which was approved 86 votes in favour, 8 against and 25 abstentions.

Resolution 37/181 on missing persons

Adopted by the General Assembly on 17 December 1982 on the question of missing persons in Cyprus

The General Assembly,

Recalling its previous resolutions on the question of the missing persons in Cyprus,

Reaffirming the basic human need of families to be informed, without further delay, about the fate of their missing relatives,

Expressing concern that the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus, the establishment of which was announced on 22 April 1981, has failed to overcome procedural difficulties and has achieved no progress towards the commencement of its investigative work,

Emphasising the need for a speedy resolution of this humanitarian problem,

  1. Invites the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances of the Commission on Human Rights to follow developments and to recommend ways and means to the parties concerned with a view to overcoming the pending procedural difficulties of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus and in co-operation with it to facilitate the effective implementation of its investigative work on the basis of the existing relevant agreements;
  2. Calls upon the parties concerned to facilitate such investigation in a spirit of co-operation and goodwill;
  3. Requests the Secretary-General to continue to provide his good offices with a view to facilitating the work of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus.

Adopted at the 110th meeting, without a vote.

Resolution 36/164 on missing persons

Adopted by the General Assembly on 16 December 1981 on the question of missing persons in Cyprus

The General Assembly,

Recalling its previous resolutions on the question of the missing persons in Cyprus,

Reaffirming the basic human need of families to be informed, without further delay, about the fate of their missing relatives,

Having in mind that agreement was reached, on 19 May 1979, during the high-level meeting held in Nicosia under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations,

Welcoming also the agreement establishing the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus, referred to in the report of the Secretary-General of 27 May 1981, S/14490, including the oral agreement of 26 March 1981 concerning the attendance of representatives of the committees of relatives of missing persons at the meetings of the Committee;

Regretting the fact that due to procedural difficulties no progress has been achieved towards the commencement of the Committee’s investigative work,

  1. Urges that the Committee proceed without any further delay, with its investigative work for the tracing of and accounting for missing persons in Cyprus;
  2. Calls upon the parties concerned to facilitate, in a spirit of co-operation and goodwill, the Committee on Missing Persons in carrying out its investigative task;
  3. Requests the Secretary-General to continue to provide his good offices for the unhindered functioning of the Committee on Missing Persons.
    Adopted at the 101st meeting, without a vote.

Resolution 34/30 (1979)

The United Nations General Assembly at its meeting on November 20, 1979 adopted resolution 34/30 on Cyprus by a vote of 99 in favour to 5 against (Turkey, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and Djibouti) with 35 abstentions.

Following is the text of the resolution as adopted by the General Assembly:

The General Assembly,

Having considered the question of Cyprus,

Recalling its resolution 3212(XXIX) of 1 November 1974 and its subsequent resolutions,

Mindful of the principle of the inadmissibility of acquisition of territories by force,

Recalling the idea of holding an international conference on Cyprus,

Greatly concerned over the prolongation of the Cyprus crisis which poses a serious threat to international peace and security,

Deeply regretting that the resolutions of the United Nations on Cyprus have not yet been implemented,

Welcoming the ten-point agreement of 19 May 1979(A/34/620, Annex V),

Expressing deep concern over the lack of progress in the intercommunal talks,

Deploring the continued presence of foreign armed forces and foreign military personnel on the territory of the Republic of Cyprus and the fact that part of its territory is still occupied by foreign forces,

Deploring also all unilateral actions that change the demographic structure of Cyprus,

Mindful of the need to settle the question of Cyprus without further delay by peaceful means in accordance with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations and the relevant United Nations resolutions,

  1. Reiterates its full support for the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, unity and non-alignment of the Republic of Cyprus and calls once again for the cessation of all foreign interference in its affairs;
  2. Expresses its support for the ten-point agreement of 19 May 1979, concluded under the auspices of the Secretary-General;
  3. Affirms the right of the Republic of Cyprus and its people to full and effective sovereignty and control over the entire territory of Cyprus and its natural and other resources and calls upon all States to support and help the Government of Cyprus to exercise the above-mentioned rights;
  4. Demands the immediate and effective implementation of resolution 3212(XXIX), unanimously adopted by the General Assembly and endorsed by the Security Council in its resolution 365(1974) of 13 December (1974), and of the subsequent resolutions of the Assembly and the Council on Cyprus, which provide the valid basis for the solution of the problem of Cyprus;
  5. Demands the immediate withdrawal of all foreign armed forces and foreign military presence from the Republic of Cyprus;
  6. Requests the Secretary-General to continue to provide his good offices for the negotiations between the representatives of the two communities;
  7. Calls for the respect of the human rights of all Cypriots and the institution of urgent measures for the voluntary return of the refugees to their homes in safety;
  8. Calls for the urgent resumption in a meaningful result-oriented and constructive manner of the negotiations under the auspices of the Secretary-General between the representatives of the two communities, to be conducted freely on an equal footing on the basis of the agreement of 19 May 1979, with a view to reaching as early as possible a mutually acceptable agreement based on their fundamental and legitimate rights;
  9. Calls upon the parties concerned to refrain from any unilateral action which might adversely affect the prospects of a just and lasting solution of the problem of Cyprus by peaceful means and to cooperate fully with the Secretary-General in the performance of his task under the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and the Security Council as well as with the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus;
  10. Welcomes, the proposal for the total demilitarisation of Cyprus;
  11. Reiterates its recommendation that the Security Council should examine the question of the implementation, within a specified time-frame, of its relevant resolutions and consider and adopt thereafter, if necessary, all appropriate and practical measures under the Charter of the United Nations for ensuring the implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations on Cyprus;
  12. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly by 31 May 1980 on the progress achieved in the negotiations between the two communities on the basis of the Agreement of 19 May 1979;
  13. Authorises the President of the Thirty-Fourth Session of the General Assembly, in the event that the Secretary-General reports lack of progress in the above-mentioned negotiations, to appoint an Ad Hoc Committee composed of no more than seven member states;
  14. Requests the Ad Hoc Committee to maintain contact with the Secretary-General in his task of facilitating the successful conclusion of the negotiations between the two communities,
  15. Further requests the ad hoc committee, in consultation with the Secretary General, to recommend steps for and promote the implementation of all the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly on Cyprus;
  16. Decides to include the item entitled “Question of Cyprus” in the provisional agenda of its thirty-fifth session and requests the Secretary-General to follow up the implementation of the present resolution and to report on all its aspects to the General Assembly at that session.

Separate vote on paragraph 11
There was a separate vote on operative para 11 which was approved by 87 votes in favour, 10 against with 40 abstentions.
Separate vote on para 12
There was also a separate vote on operative para 12 which was approved by 34 votes in favour, 8 against with 34 abstentions.
Separate vote on paras 13, 14, 15
There was a separate vote on operative paras 13, 14, 15 which were approved by 83 votes in favour, 23 against with 30 abstentions.

Resolution 33/172 on missing persons

Adopted by the General Assembly on 20 December 1978 on the question of missing persons in Cyprus

The General Assembly,

Reaffirming its resolution 3450(XXX) of 9 November 1975 and 32/128 of 16 December 1977 on the missing persons in Cyprus,

Regretting the delay in the implementation of these resolutions,

  1. Urges the establishment of the investigatory body under the chairmanship of a representative of the Secretary-General with the co-operation of the International Committee of the Red Cross, which would be in a position to function impartially, effectively and speedily so as to resolve the problem without undue delay. The representative of the Secretary-General shall be empowered, in case of disagreement, to reach a binding independent opinion which shall be implemented;
  2. Calls upon the parties to cooperate fully with the investigatory body and, to this effect, to appoint their representatives there-to forthwith;
  3. Requests the Secretary-General to continue his good offices, through his Special Representatives in Cyprus, to support the establishment of the investigatory body.

Adopted at the 90th meeting by 69 votes to 6 with 55 abstentions.

Resolution 33/15 (1978)

The United Nations General Assembly at its meeting on 9 November 1978, adopted resolution 33/15 on the question of Cyprus. The vote was 110 in favour to 4 against with 22 abstentions. The opposing votes were cast by Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Following is the text of the resolution as adopted:

The General Assembly,

Recalling its resolution 3212(XXIX) of 1 November 1974 and its subsequent resolutions,

Greatly concerned over the prolongation of the Cyprus crisis which continues to constitute a serious threat to international peace and security,
Deeply regretting that the resolutions of the United Nations on Cyprus have not yet been implemented,

Expressing deep concern over the lack of progress in the intercommunal talks,

Deploring the continued presence of foreign armed forces and foreign military personnel on the territory of the Republic of Cyprus and the fact that part of its territory is still occupied by foreign forces,

Deploring also all unilateral actions that change the demographic structure of Cyprus

Mindful of the need to settle the question of Cyprus without further delay by peaceful means in accordance with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations,

  1. Reiterates its full support for the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and non-alignment of the Republic of Cyprus and calls once again for the cessation of all foreign interference in its affairs;
  2. Demands the immediate and effective implementation of resolution 3212(XXIX), unanimously adopted by the General Assembly and endorsed by the Security Council in its resolution 365(1974) of 13 December 1974, and of the subsequent resolutions of the Assembly and the Council on Cyprus, which provide the valid basis for the solution of the problem of Cyprus;
  3. Demands the immediate withdrawal of all foreign armed forces and foreign military presence from the Republic of Cyprus;
  4. Requests the Secretary-General to continue to provide his good offices for the negotiations between the representatives of the two communities;
  5. Calls for the respect of the human rights of all Cypriots and the institution of urgent measures for the voluntary return of the refugees to their homes in safety;
  6. Calls for the urgent resumption in a meaningful and constructive manner of the negotiations under the auspices of the Secretary-General between the representatives of the two communities, to be conducted freely on an equal footing on the basis of comprehensive and constructive proposals of the parties concerned with a view to reaching as early as possible a mutually acceptable agreement based on their fundamental and legitimate rights;
  7. Calls upon the parties concerned to refrain from any unilateral action which might adversely affect the prospects of a just and lasting solution of the problem of Cyprus by peaceful means and to cooperate fully with the Secretary-General in the performance of his task under the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and the Security Council as well as with the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus;
  8. Recommends that the Security Council should examine the question of the implementation, within a time-frame, of its relevant resolutions and consider and adopt thereafter, if necessary, all appropriate and practical measures under the Charter of the United Nations for ensuring the implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations on Cyprus;
  9. Decides to include the item entitled “Question of Cyprus” in the provisional agenda of its Thirty-Fourth Session and requests the Secretary-General to follow up the implementation of the present resolution and to report on all its aspects to the General Assembly at that session.

Separate vote on paragraph 8,

A separate vote was taken on operative paragraph 8, above, which was approved by 80 in favour, 7 against with 48 abstentions.

Resolution 31/12 (1976) - Text in Greek

The UN General Assembly adopted, on 12 November 1976, Resolution 31/12 (1976) with 94 votes in favour, one against (Turkey) and 27 abstentions.

Text in Greek:

H Γενική Συνέλευση,

Aφού μελέτησε το πρόβλημα της Kύπρου,

Eκφράζοντας βαθιά ανησυχία για την παράταση της κυπριακής κρίσης, η οποία θέτει σε κίνδυνο τη διεθνή ειρήνη και ασφάλεια,

Eπαναλαμβάνοντας την πλήρη υποστήριξή της για την κυριαρχία, ανεξαρτησία, εδαφική ακεραιότητα και το αδέσμευτο της Kυπριακής Δημοκρατίας, και ζητώντας και πάλι τον τερματισμό κάθε ξένης επέμβασης στις υποθέσεις της.

Eκφράζοντας βαθιά λύπη γιατί τα ψηφίσματα των Hνωμένων Eθνών για το Kυπριακό δεν έχουν εφαρμοστεί,

Έχοντας συνείδηση της ανάγκης επίλυσης του προβλήματος της Kύπρου χωρίς περαιτέρω καθυστέρηση με ειρηνικά μέσα σύμφωνα με τους σκοπούς και τις αρχές του Xάρτη των Hνωμένων Eθνών:

Eπαναβεβαιώνει τα ψηφίσματά του 3212 (XXIX) της 1ης Nοεμβρίου 1974 και 3395(XXX) της 20ής Nοεμβρίου 1975.

Aπαιτεί την επείγουσα εφαρμογή των πιο πάνω ψηφισμάτων.

Kαλεί όλα τα ενδιαφερόμενα μέρη να συνεργαστούν πλήρως με το Γενικό Γραμματέα στο θέμα αυτό.

Παρακαλεί το Γενικό Γραμματέα να συνεχίσει να παρέχει τις καλές του υπηρεσίες για τις διαπραγματεύσεις μεταξύ των αντιπροσώπων των δύο κοινοτήτων.

Eκφράζει την ελπίδα ότι το Συμβούλιο Aσφαλείας θα μελετήσει κατάλληλα μέτρα για την εφαρμογή του ψηφίσματός του 365(1974) της 13ης Δεκεμβρίου 1974.

Παρακαλεί το Γενικό Γραμματέα να παρακολουθήσει την εφαρμογή του παρόντος ψηφίσματος και να υποβάλει έκθεση για αυτό στη Γενική Συνέλευση κατά την τριακοστή δεύτερη σύνοδό της.

Aποφασίζει να περιλάβει το θέμα με τον τίτλο «Πρόβλημα της Kύπρου» στην προσωρινή ημερήσια διάταξη της τριακοστής δευτέρας συνόδου της.

Resolution 3450 (ΧΧΧ) on missing persons - Text in Greek

The UN General Assembly adopted, on 9 December 1975, a resolution on the missing persons in Cyprus.

Text in Greek:

H Γενική Συνέλευση

Yπενθυμίζοντας το ψήφισμα της 3212 (XXIX),

Σημειώνοντας το ψήφισμα 4 (XXI) της Eπιτροπής Aνθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων,

Aνησυχώντας σοβαρά για την τύχη ενός σημαντικού αριθμού Kυπρίων που αγνοούνται σαν αποτέλεσμα ένοπλης σύγκρουσης στην Kύπρο,

Eκτιμώντας το έργο της Διεθνούς Eπιτροπής του Eρυθρού Σταυρού σ’ αυτό τον τομέα,

Eπαναβεβαιώνοντας τη βασική ανθρώπινη ανάγκη των οικογενειών στην Kύπρο να πληροφορηθούν για τους αγνοούμενους συγγενείς,

  1. Zητά από το Γενικό Γραμματέα να καταβάλει κάθε προσπάθεια, σε στενή συνεργασία με τη Διεθνή Eπιτροπή του Eρυθρού Σταυρού, για να βοηθήσει στη διερεύνηση και εξακρίβωση της τύχης των αγνοουμένων προσώπων σαν αποτέλεσμα της ένοπλης σύγκρουσης.
  2. Zητά από το Γενικό Γραμματέα, να παράσχει στην Eπιτροπή Aνθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων κατά την 32η Σύνοδο της τις πληροφορίες που σχετίζονται με την εφαρμογή του παρόντος ψηφίσματος.

Yιοθετήθηκε κατά την 2433η συνεδρία με 106 ψήφους υπέρ, καμίαν εναντίον και 26 εποχές.

Resolution 3395 (XXX)

The General Assembly adopted on the evening of 20th November, 1975, resolution 3395, by 117 votes in favour, one against, (Turkey) and 9 abstentions.

The resolution reads as follows:

The General Assembly,

Having considered the question of Cyprus,

Having heard the statement in the debate and taking note of the Report of the Special Political Committee,

Noting with concern that four rounds of talks between the representatives of the two communities in pursuance of Security Council resolution 367(1975) of 12 March 1975 have not yet led to a mutually acceptable settlement,

Deeply concerned at the continuation of the crisis in Cyprus,

Mindful of the need to solve the Cyprus crisis without further delay by peaceful means, in accordance with the purposes and principles of the United Nations,

  1. Reaffirms the urgent need for continued efforts for the effective implementation in all parts of its resolution 3212(XXIX) of 1 November 1974 endorsed by the Security Council in its resolution 365(1974) of 13 December 1974 and to that end;
  2. Calls once again upon all States to respect the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and non-alignment of the Republic of Cyprus and to refrain from all acts and interventions directed against it;
  3. Demands the withdrawal without further delay of all foreign armed forces and foreign military presence and personnel from the Republic of Cyprus, and the cessation of all foreign interference in its affairs;
  4. Calls upon the parties concerned to undertake urgent measures to facilitate the voluntary return of all refugees to their homes in safety and to settle all other aspects of the refugee problem;
  5. Calls for the immediate resumption in a meaningful and constructive manner of the negotiations between the representatives of the two communities under the auspices of the Secretary-General to be conducted freely on an equal footing with a view to reaching a mutually acceptable agreement based on their fundamental and legitimate rights;
  6. Urges all parties to refrain from unilateral action in contravention of its resolution 3212(XXIX), including changes in the demographic structure of Cyprus;
  7. Requests the Secretary-General of the United Nations to continue his role in the negotiations between the representatives of the two communities;
  8. Also requests the Secretary-General to bring this resolution to the attention of the Security Council and to report on its implementations, as soon as appropriate, and not later than 31st March, 1976;
  9. Calls upon all parties to continue to cooperate fully with the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus;
  10. Decides to remain seized of this question.

Resolution 3212 (XXIX)

The General Assembly adopted on the evening of 1st November, 1974, resolution 3212(XXIX) by 117 votes in favour, none against and no abstentions.

The resolution reads as follows:

The General Assembly,

Having considered the question of Cyprus,

Gravely concerned about the continuation of the Cyprus crisis, which constitutes a threat to international peace and security,

Mindful of the need to solve this crisis without delay by peaceful means, in accordance with the purposes and principles of the United Nations,
Having heard the statements in the debate and taking note of the Report of the Special Political Committee on the Question of Cyprus,

  1. Calls upon all states to respect the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and non-alignment of the Republic of Cyprus and to refrain from all acts and interventions directed against it;
  2. Urges the speedy withdrawal of all foreign armed forces and foreign military presence and personnel from the Republic of Cyprus and the cessation of all foreign interference in its affairs;
  3. Considers that the constitutional system of the Republic of Cyprus concerns the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot communities;
  4. Commends the contacts and negotiations taking place on an equal footing, with the good offices of the Secretary-General between the representatives of the two communities, and calls for their continuation with a view to reaching freely a mutually acceptable political settlement, based on their fundamental and legitimate rights;
  5. Considers that all the refugees should return to their homes in safety and calls upon the parties concerned to undertake urgent measures to that end;
  6. Expresses the hope that, if necessary, further efforts including negotiations can take place, within the framework of the United Nations, for the purpose of implementing the provisions of the present resolution, thus ensuring to the Republic of Cyprus its fundamental right to independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity;
  7. Requests the Secretary-General to continue to provide United Nations humanitarian assistance to all parts of the population of Cyprus and calls upon all states to contribute to that effort;
  8. Calls upon all parties to continue to cooperate fully with the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus, which may be strengthened if necessary;
  9. Requests the Secretary-General to continue to lend his good offices to the parties concerned;
  10. Further requests the Secretary-General to bring the present resolution to the attention of the Security Council.

Resolution 2077 (XX)

The General Assembly adopted on 18 December 1965 Resolution 2077 (XX) which reads as follows:

The General Assembly,

Having considered the question of Cyprus,

Recalling Security Council resolutions 186(1964) of 4 March 1964, 187(1964) of 13 March 1964, 192(1964) of 20 June 1964, 193(1964) of 9 August 1964, 194(1964) of 25 September 1964, 198(1964) of 18 December 1964, 201(1965) of 19 March 1965, 206(1965) of 15 June 1965 and 207(1965) of 10 August 1965, and the Council’s consensus of 11 August 1964 with regard to Cyprus.

Recalling the parts of the Declaration adopted on 10 October 1964 by the Second Conference of Heads of State or Government of Non-Aligned Countries, held at Cairo, regarding the question of Cyprus,

Noting the report of the United Nations Mediator on Cyprus submitted to the Secretary-General on 26 March 1965,

Noting further that the Government of Cyprus is committed through its Declaration of Intention and the accompanying Memorandum, to:

(a) The full application of human rights to all citizens of Cyprus, irrespective of race or religion,

(b) The ensuring of minority rights,

(c) The safeguarding of the above rights as contained in the said Declaration and Memorandum,

  1. Takes cognisance of the fact that the Republic of Cyprus, as an equal Member of the United Nations, is, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, entitled to enjoy, and should enjoy, full sovereignty and complete independence without any foreign intervention or interference;
  2. Calls upon all States, in conformity with their obligations under the Charter, and in particular Article 2, paragraphs 1 and 4, to respect the sovereignty, unity, independence and territorial integrity of the Republic of Cyprus and to refrain from any intervention directed against it;
  3. Recommends to the Security Council the continuation of the United Nations mediation work in conformity with Council resolution 186(1964).

Adopted by the UN General Assembly at its 1402nd meeting on 18 December 1965.

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