December 6, 2022


United Nations


General Assembly Distr.: General

16 December 1981




Adopted by the General Assembly on 16 December 1981 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,

Having in mind that agreement was reached, on 19 May 1979, during the high-level meeting held in Nicosia under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations,

Welcoming the agreement establishing the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus, referred to in the report of the Secretary-General of 27 May 1981, S/14490, including the oral agreement of 26 May 1981 concerning the attendance of representatives of the Committees of Relatives of Missing Persons at the meetings of the Committee,

Regretting the fact that owing to procedural difficulties no progress has been achieved towards the commencement of the Committee’s investigative work,

1. Urges that the Committee proceed without any further delay, with its investigative work for the tracing of and accounting for missing persons in Cyprus;

2. Calls upon the parties concerned to facilitate, in a spirit of cooperation and goodwill, the Committee on Missing Persons in carrying out its investigative task;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to continue to provide his good offices for the unhindered functioning of the Committee in Missing Persons.

Adopted at the 101st meeting, without a vote.