October 18, 2018

Archives for November 1978


United Nations


Security Council Distr.: General

27 November 1978


RESOLUTION 440 (1978)

Adopted by the Security Council  at its 2100th meeting,
on 27 November 1978

The Security Council,

Having considered the situation in Cyprus in response to the letter dated 7 November 1978 from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations (S/12918),

Deeply concerned at the lack of progress in the solution of the Cyprus problem,

Taking note of the relevant General Assembly resolutions concerning Cyprus,

Mindful of the urgency of solving the Cyprus problem without delay,

1. Reaffirms its resolutions 365(1974) of 13 December 1974, 367(1975) of 12 March 1975 and subsequent resolutions, including resolution 410(1977) of 15 June 1977;

2. Calls upon the parties concerned to comply with and cooperate in the implementation of those resolutions within a specific time-frame;

3. Urges the representatives of the two communities to resume negotiations, under the auspices of the Secretary-General, on an agreed basis, bearing in mind the afore-mentioned resolutions;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to report on the efforts made with regard to the negotiations referred to in paragraph 3 and on the progress towards the implementation of its resolutions of 30 May 1979, or earlier if developments should warrant it;

5. Decides to remain seized of the matter and to review the situation in June 1979 in order to continue to promote a just solution to the Cyprus problem.



United Nations


General Assembly Distr.: General

9 November 1978



RESOLUTION 32/15 (1977)

The United Nations General Assembly at its meeting on 9 November 1977, adopted resolution 32/15 on the question of Cyprus. The vote was 116 in favor to 6 against with 20 abstentions. The opposing votes were cast by Turkey, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Pakistan and Uganda.

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 a11 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, a11 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 Assemble at that session.

Separate vote on paragraph 8,

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