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ACTION CYPRUS

AN HEC PROJECT

UN Resolution 367 (1975)

 

Adopted by the Security Council on 12 March 1975

The Security Council,

Having considered the situation in Cyprus in response to the complaint submitted by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus,

Having heard the report of the Secretary General and the statements made by the parties concerned,

Deeply concerned at the continuation of the crisis in Cyprus,

Recalling its previous resolutions, in particular resolution 365(1974) of 13 December 1974 , by which it endorsed General Assembly resolution 3212(XXIX) adopted unanimously on 1 November 1974,

Noting the absence of progress towards the implementation of its resolutions,

1. Calls once more on all States to respect the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and non-alignment of the Republic of Cyprus and urgently requests them, as well as the parties concerned, to refrain from any action which might prejudice that sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and non-alignment, as well as from any attempt at partition of the island or its unification with any other country;

2. Regrets the unilateral decision on 13 February 1975, declaring that part of the Republic of Cyprus would become a "Federated Turkish State", as, inter alia, tending to compromise the continuation of negotiations between the representatives of the two countries on an equal footing, the objective of which must continue to be to reach freely a solution providing for a political settlement and the establishment of a mutually acceptable constitutional arrangement, and expresses its concern over all unilateral actions by the parties which have compromised or may compromise the implementation of the relevant United Nations resolutions;

3. Affirms that the decision refereed to in paragraph 2 above does not prejudice the final political settlement of the problem of Cyprus and takes note of the declaration that this was not its intention;

4. Calls for the urgent and effective implementation of all parts and provisions of General Assembly resolution 3212(XXIX), endorsed by Security Council resolution 365(1974);

5. Considers that new efforts be undertaken to assist the resumption of the negotiations refereed to in paragraph 4 of the General Assembly resolution 3212(XXIX) between the representatives of the two communities;

6. Requests the Secretary General accordingly to undertake a new mission of good offices and to that end to convene the two parties under new agreed procedures and to place himself personally at their disposal, so that the resumption, the intensification and the progress of comprehensive negotiations, carried out in a reciprocal spirit of understanding and of moderation under his personal auspices and with his direction as appropriate, might thereby be facilitated;

7. Calls on the representatives from the two communities to co- operate closely with the Secretary General in the discharge of this new mission of good offices and asks them to accord personally a high priority to their negotiations;

8. Calls upon all the parties concerned to refrain from any action which might jeopardise the negotiations between the representatives of the two communities and to take steps which will facilitate the creation of the new climate necessary for the success of these negotiations;

9. Requests the Secretary General to keep the Security Council informed of the progress made towards the implementation of resolution 365(1974) and of this resolution and to report to it whenever he considered it appropriate and, in any case, before 15 June 1975;

10. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

Adopted at the 1820th meeting without a vote

A grieving mother holding photos of her missing son.
1600+ men, women and children still missing

Greek Cypriots taken prisoner and transported to Turkey.
up to 70,000 held hostage in concentration camps

A Greek Cypriot napalmed by the Turkish air-force.
5000+ massacred

Greek Cypriots subjected to humiliating and degrading treatment.
thousands raped and tortured
200,000 ethnically cleansed

Christian gave stones smashed by the Turks.
500+ churches desecrated or destroyed

The murder of Tasos Isaac.
murders of refugees continue to this day

The murder of Solomos Solomou.

2001 HEC and Argyros Argyrou. Updated on 3 November 2001.