October 23, 2018

Archives for June 2004

Secretary-General’s message to the Ministerial Conference of the Organization of the Islamic Conference

It gives me great pleasure to send my greetings to the Organization of the Islamic Conference. You meet at a difficult time for the international community. We face a crisis of collective security, and need to find our way to a system of rules that fully address today’s challenges – and that all countries respect. [Read more…]

S/RES/1548 (2004)

United Nations

S/RES/1548 (2004)

Security Council Distr.: General

11 June 2004



Resolution 1548 (2004)

 Adopted by the Security Council at its 4989th meeting, on
11 June 2004

The Security Council,

Welcoming the report of the Secretary-General of 26 May 2004 (S/2004/427) 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 is 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 2004,

Welcoming the Secretary-General’s intention to conduct a review, to be completed within three months, on UNFICYP’s mandate, force levels and concept of operation, in view of the 24 April 2004 referenda and taking into account developments on the ground, and the views of the parties,

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, 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 2004 and to consider the recommendations of the Secretary-General in his review of UNFICYP and to act upon them within one month of receiving them;

3.       Urges the Turkish Cypriot side and the Turkish forces to rescind without delay all remaining restrictions on UNFICYP, and calls on them to restore in Strovilia the military status quo which existed there prior to 30 June 2000;

4.       Requests the Secretary-General to submit a report on the implementation of this resolution concurrent with the report provided for above;

5.       Decides to remain seized of the matter.

Statements by American Ambassador Stuart Holliday and Special Coordinator for Cyprus Ambassador Thomas Weston

Ambassador Holliday: Good Afternoon I’d like to just comment on a couple of briefings that we’ve received from Special Advisor Alvaro de Soto on the Cyprus issue and his good offices mission and also on a briefing that we received from Assistant Secretary General Hedi Annabi. [Read more…]

Briefing to the Security Council by the SG’s Special Advisor on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to say a few words by way of introduction of the Secretary-General’s report on his good offices mission on Cyprus, which is before the Council in document S/2004/437 dated 28 May 2004. I will be brief, since the report is largely self-explanatory. [Read more…]

Letter dated 7 June 2004 from the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary General (A/58/835–S/2004/464)

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Interview by the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Tassos Papadopoulos to Aktina TV

AKTINA TV: Mr. President I would like you to tell us what is your vision for Cyprus now, the day after the referenda and if you have a plan in place to accomplish your vision.

President: There can be no other vision for any leader in Cyprus other than to solve the Cyprus problem. I repeat again, the no vote of the Greek Cypriots was not a no vote for a solution. It was a rejection of this particular plan. [Read more…]

Press Conference by the President of the Republic Mr. Tassos Papadopoulos at UN Headquarters

Introduction by Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public information:

Good morning everybody and I’ll really be very brief in my introduction. It’s wonderful to welcome again to the United Nations and to 226 the President of the Republic of Cyprus His Excellency Mr. Tassos Papadopoulos . [Read more…]