November 24, 2017

A/RES/34/30

United Nations

A/RES/34/30

General Assembly Distr.: General

20 November 1979

 

 


RESOLUTION 34/30 (1979)

The United Nations General Assembly at its meeting on November 20, 1979 adopted resolution 34/30 on Cyprus by a vote of 99 in favor to 5 against (Turkey, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and Djibouti) with 35 abstentions.

The General Assembly,

Having considered the question of Cyprus,

Recalling its resolution 3212 (XXIX) of 1 November 1974 and its subsequent resolutions,

Mindful of the principle of the inadmissibility of acquisition of territories by force,

Recalling the idea of holding an international conference on Cyprus,

Greatly concerned over the prolongation of the Cyprus crisis which poses a serious threat to international peace and security,

Deeply regretting that the resolutions of the United Nations on Cyprus have not yet been implemented,

Welcoming the ten-point agreement of 19 May 1979 (A/34/620, Annex V),

Expressing deep concern over the lack of progress in the intercommunal talks.

Deploring the continued presence of foreign armed forces and foreign military personnel on the territory of the Republic of Cyprus and the fact that part of its territory is still occupied by foreign forces,

Deploring also all unilateral actions that change the demographic structure of Cyprus,

Mindful of the need to settle the question of Cyprus without further delay by peaceful means in accordance with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations and the relevant United Nations resolutions,

  1. Reiterates its full support for the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, unity and non-alignment of the Republic of Cyprus and calls once again for the cessation of all foreign interference in its affairs;
  2. Expresses its support for the ten-point agreement of 19 May 1979, concluded under the auspices of the Secretary-General;
  3. Affirms the right of the Republic of Cyprus and its people to full and effective sovereignty and control over the entire territory of Cyprus and its natural and other resources and calls upon all States to support and help the Government of Cyprus to exercise the above-mentioned rights;
  4. Demands the immediate and effective implementation of resolution 3212 (XXIX), unanimously adopted by the General Assembly and endorsed by the Security Council in its resolution 365 (1974) of 13 December (1974), and of the subsequent resolutions of the Assembly and the Council on Cyprus, which provide the valid basis for the solution of the problem of Cyprus;
  5. Demands the immediate withdrawal of all foreign armed forces and foreign military presence from the Republic of Cyprus;
  6. Requests the Secretary-General to continue to provide his good offices for the negotiations between the representatives of the two communities:
  7. Calls for the respect of the human rights of all Cypriots and the institution of urgent measures for the voluntary return of the refugees to their homes in safety;
  8. Calls for the urgent resumption in a meaningful result-oriented and constructive manner of the negotiations under the auspices of the Secretary-General between the representatives of the two communities, to be conducted freely on an equal footing on the basis of the agreement of 19 May 1979, with a view to reaching as early as possible a mutually acceptable agreement based on their fundamental and legitimate rights;
  9. Calls upon the parties concerned to refrain from any unilateral action which might adversely affect the prospects of a just and lasting solution of the problem of Cyprus by peaceful means and to cooperate fully with the Secretary-General in the performance of his task under the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and the Security Council as well as with the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus;
  10. Welcomes, the proposal for the total demilitarization of Cyprus;
  11. Reiterates its recommendation that the Security Council should examine the question of the implementation, within a specified timeframe, of its relevant resolutions and consider and adopt thereafter, if necessary, all appropriate and practical measures under the Charter of the United Nations for ensuring the implementation of the resolutions of the United Nations on Cyprus;
  12. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly by 31 May 1980 on the progress achieved in the negotiations between the two communities on the basis of the Agreement of 19 May 1979;
  13. Authorizes the President of the Thirty-fourth Session of the General Assembly, in the event that the Secretary-General reports lack of progress in the above-mentioned negotiations, to appoint an Ad Hoc Committee composed of no more than seven member states;
  14. Requests the Ad Hoc Committee to maintain contact with the Secretary-General in his task of facilitating the successful conclusion of the negotiations between the two communities,
  15. Further requests the ad hoc committee, in consultation with the Secretary General, to recommend steps for and promote the implementation of all the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly on Cyprus;
  16. Decides to include the item entitled “Question of Cyprus” in the provisional agenda of its thirty-fifth session and requests the Secretary-General to follow up the implementation of the present resolution and to report on all its aspects to the General Assembly at that session.

Separate vote on paragraph 11

There was a separate vote on operative para 11 which was approved by 87 votes in favor, 10 against with 40 abstentions.

Separate vote on para 12

There was also a separate vote on operative para 12 which was approved by 34 votes in favor, 8 against with 34 abstentions.

Separate vote on paras 13,14,15

There was a separate vote on operative paras 13, 14, 15 which were approved by 83 votes in favor, 23 against with 30 abstentions.