October 18, 2018

Archives for June 2003

Cyprus Withdraws the Death Penalty

The Acting Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the UN, Mr. George Kasoulides, withdrew today the reservation deposited with the Secretary General of the UN concerning the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (15 December, 1989) reserving the right to apply the Death Penalty in times of war pursuant to a conviction of a most serious crime of a military nature committed during wartime. [Read more…]

Security Council Extends UNFICYP Mandate for Another Six Months

The Security Council this morning extended the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 15 December, noting the Government of Cyprus had agreed that its continued presence was necessary, in view of the prevailing conditions on the island. [Read more…]

Security Council Extends UNFICYP for Another Six Months

The Security Council this morning extended the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 15 December, noting the Government of Cyprus had agreed that its continued presence was necessary, in view of the prevailing conditions on the island. [Read more…]

S/RES/1486 (2003)

United Nations

S/RES/1486 (2003)

Security Council Distr.: General

11 June 2003

 

 


Resolution 1486 (2003)

 Adopted by the Security Council at its 4771st meeting,

 on 11 June 2003

The Security Council,

Welcoming the report of the Secretary-General of 27 May 2003 (S/2003/572) on the United Nations operation in Cyprus, and in particular the call to the parties to assess and address the humanitarian issue of missing persons with due urgency and seriousness,

Noting that the Government of Cyprus has agreed that in view of the prevailing conditions in the island it is necessary to keep the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) beyond 15 June 2003,

Welcoming and encouraging efforts by the United Nations to sensitize peacekeeping personnel in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases in all its peacekeeping operations,

1.       Reaffirms all its relevant resolutions on Cyprus, and in particular resolution 1251 (1999) of 29 June 1999 and subsequent resolutions;

2.       Decides to extend the mandate of UNFICYP for a further period ending 15 December 2003;

3.       Endorses the increase of the UNFICYP civilian police component by no more than 34 officers in order to meet the increased workload resulting from the welcome partial easing of restrictions on island-wide freedom of movement, which has been met by goodwill from Greek and Turkish Cypriots;

4.       Notes the limited steps taken by the Turkish Cypriot side to ease some of the restrictions imposed on 30 June 2000 on the operation of UNFICYP, but urges the Turkish Cypriot side and the Turkish forces to rescind all remaining restrictions on UNFICYP;

5.       Expresses concern at the recent, further violations by the Turkish Cypriot side and Turkish forces at Strovilia and urges them to restore the military status quo which existed there prior to 30 June 2000;

6.       Requests the Secretary-General to submit a report by 1 December 2003 on the implementation of this resolution;

7.       Decides to remain seized of the matter.

Joint Press Conference by the Mister of Justice and Public Order and the Government Spokesman on the Implementation of Measures for the Turkish Cypriots

The Government Spokesman Mr Kypros Chrysostomides speaking today at a joint press conference with the Minister of Justice and Public Order Mr Doros Theodorou on the issue of the implementation of the measures for the Turkish Cypriots [Read more…]