October 18, 2018

Archives for December 1981


United Nations


General Assembly Distr.: General

16 December 1981




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 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 May 1981 concerning the attendance of representatives of the Committees of Relatives of Missing Persons at the meetings of the Committee,

Regretting the fact that owing 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 cooperation 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 in Missing Persons.

Adopted at the 101st meeting, without a vote.

S/RES/495 (1981)

United Nations

S/RES/495 (1981)

Security Council Distr.: General

14 December 1981



RESOLUTION 495 (1981)

 Adopted by the Security Council at its 2313th meeting,
on 14 December 1981

The Security Council,

Noting the report by the Secretary-General on the United Nations operation in Cyprus of 1st December 1981(S/14778 and Add. 1),

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 1981,

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

Reiterating its support of the 10-point agreement for the resumption of the intercommunal talks which was worked out at the high-level meeting on 18 and 19 May 1979 in Nicosia, under the auspices of the Secretary-General (S/13369, para 51);

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 1982;

2. Notes with satisfaction that the parties have resumed the intercommunal talks within the framework of the 10-point agreement and urges them to pursue these talks in a continuing, sustained and result oriented manner avoiding any delay;

3. 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 1982.