October 18, 2018

Archives for December 1982


United Nations


General Assembly Distr.: General

17 December 1982




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,

Emphasizing 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 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 cooperation with it to facilitate the effective implementation of its investigative work o n the basis of the existing relevant agreements;

2. Calls upon  the parties concerned to facilitate such investigation in a spirit of co-operation an 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.

Approved at the 110th meeting, without a vote.

S/RES/526 (1982)

United Nations

S/RES/526 (1982)

Security Council Distr.: General

14 December 1982



RESOLUTION 526 (1982)

 Adopted by the Security Council
on 14 December 1982

The Security Council,

Noting the report by the Secretary-General on the United Nations operation in Cyprus of 1 December 1982(S/15502 and corr. 1 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 1982,

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 1983;

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 1983.

Adopted unanimously at the 2405th meeting.