March 21, 2018

Archives for December 1978


United Nations


General Assembly Distr.: General

20 December 1978




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 cooperation 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.


United Nations


Security Council Distr.: General

14 December 1978


RESOLUTION 443 (1978)

Adopted by the Security Council at its 2107th meeting,
on 14 December 1978

The Security Council,

Noting the report by the Secretary-General on the United Nations operations in Cyprus of 1 December 1978(S/12946),

Noting also the concurrence of the parties concerned in the recommendation by the Secretary-General that the Security Council extend the stationing of the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus for a further period of six months,

Noting further that the Government of Cyprus has agreed that in view of the prevailing conditions in the island it is necessary to keep the Force in Cyprus beyond 15 December 1978,

Reaffirming the provisions of resolution 186(1964) of 4 March 1964 and other relevant resolutions,

1. Extends once more the stationing in Cyprus of the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force established under resolution 186(1964), for a further period ending 15 June 1979;

2. Requests the Secretary-General to continue his mission of good offices to keep the Security Council informed of the progress made and to submit a report on the implementation of this resolution by 31 May 1979.

Adopted at the 2107th meeting by 14 votes to none. One member (China) did not participate in the voting.