March 2, 2024


United Nations


General Assembly Distr.: General

16 December 1977



RESOLUTION 32/15 (1977)

The United Nations General Assembly at its meeting on 9 November 1977, adopted resolution 32/15 on the question of Cyprus. The vote was 116 in favor to 6 against with 20 abstentions. The opposing votes were cast by Turkey, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Pakistan and Uganda.

The General Assembly,

Having considered the question of Cyprus,

Gravely concerned over the prolongation of the Cyprus crisis, which endangers international peace and security,

Recalling its resolution 3212 (XXIX) of 1 November 1974, 3395 (XXX) of 20 November 1975 and 31/12 of 12 November 1976,

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

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

Mindful of the need to solve the question of Cyprus without further delay by peaceful means in accordance with the purpose and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,

  1. Calls for the urgent 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, as the valid framework for the solution of the problem of Cyprus;
  2. Reiterates its call upon all States to respect the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and non-alignment of the Republic of Cyprus and to cease any form of interference in its internal affairs;
  3. Calls for the urgent resumption in a meaningful and constructive manner of the negotiations between the representatives of the two communities, to be conducted freely on an equal footing on the basis of comprehensive and concrete proposals of the parties concerned with a view to reaching as early as possible a mutually acceptable agreement based on their fundamental and legitimate rights;
  4. Demands that the parties concerned refrain from any unilateral actions which might adversely affect the prospects of a just and lasting solution of the problem of Cyprus by peaceful means;
  5. Recommends that the Security Council should keep the question of Cyprus under constant review and adopt all practical means to promote the effective implementation of its relevant resolutions in all their aspects;
  6. Calls on the parties concerned to cooperate fully with the Secretary-General in the performance of his tasks under the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and of the Security Council as well as with the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus;
  7. Decides to include the item entitled “Question of Cyprus,, in the provisional Agenda of its Thirty-Third Session and requests the Secretary-General to follow up the implementation of the present resolution and to report thereon to the General Assembly at that Session.

Separate Vote on Paragraph 5,

A separate vote was taken on operative paragraph S, above, which was approved by 82 in favor, to 9 against with 48 abstentions.