United Nations Security Council Resolution 383

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Adopted by the Security Council on 13 December 1975

The Security Council,

Noting from the report of the Secretary-General of 8 December 1975 (S/11900 and Add. 1), that in the existing circumstances the presence of the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus is still needed not only to maintain the cease-fire but also to facilitate the continued search for a peaceful settlement,

Noting from the report the conditions prevailing on the island,

Noting further that, in para. 68 of his report, the Secretary-General has expressed the view, that in the present circumstances the best available means of making progress towards a settlement is through continued talks between the representatives of the two communities and that such talks can be fruitful only if the interlocutors are ready and authorised to engage in meaningful negotiations on all essential aspects of a settlement of the Cyprus problem,

Noting also the concurrence of the parties concerned in the recommendation by the Secretary-General that the Security Council extend the stationing of the Force in Cyprus for a further period of six months, Noting that the Government of Cyprus has agreed that in view of the prevailing conditions in the island it is necessary to keep the Force in Cyprus beyond 15 December 1975, Noting that General Assembly resolution 3395 of 20 November 1975 reaffirmed the urgent need for continued efforts for the effective implementation in all its parts of General Assembly resolution 3212 (XXIX) of 1 November 1974 which was endorsed by the Security Council in its resolution 365(1974) of 13 December 1974,

1. Reaffirms the provisions of resolution 186(1964) of 4 March 1964, as well as subsequent resolutions and decisions on the establishment and maintenance of the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus and on other aspects of the situation in Cyprus;

2. Reaffirms its resolutions 365(1974) of 13 December 1974 and 367(1975) of 12 March 1975 and calls for their urgent and effective implementation;

3. Urges the parties concerned to act with the utmost restraint and to continue and accelerate determined co-operative efforts to achieve the objectives of the Security Council;

4. Extends once more the stationing in Cyprus of the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force, established under Security Council resolution 186(1964), for a further period ending 15 June 1976 in the expectation that by then sufficient progress towards a final solution will make possible a withdrawal or substantial reduction of the Force;

5. Appeals again to all parties concerned to extend their full co-operation to the Force in its continuing performance of its duties;

6. Requests the Secretary-General to continue the mission of good offices entrusted to him by paragraph 6 of resolution 367(1975) to keep the Security Council informed of the progress made and to submit a report not later than 31 March 1976.


Adopted at the 1863rd meeting by 14 votes to none. One member (China) did not participate in the voting.

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