United Nations Security Council Resolution 562

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United Nations Security Council Resolution 562
by the United Nations

Adopted unanimously by the Security Council at its 2580th meeting, on 10 May 1985 ([1])

The Security Council,

Having heard the statement of the Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations, ([2])

Having also heard the statements of representatives of various States Members of the United Nations in the course of the debate,

Recalling resolution 530 (1983), which reaffirms the right of Nicaragua and of all the other countries of the area to live in peace and security, free from outside interference,

Recalling also General Assembly resolution 38/10, which reaffirms the inalienable right of all the peoples to decide on their own form of government and to choose their own economic, political and social system free from all foreign intervention, coercion, or limitation,

Recalling also General Assembly resolution 39/4, which encourages the efforts of the Contadora Group and appeals urgently to all interested States in and outside the region to co-operate fully with the group through a frank and constructive dialogue, so as to achieve solutions to the differences between them,

Recalling General Assembly resolution 2625 (XXVV), in the annex of which the Assembly proclaims the principle that no state may use or encourage the use of economic, political, or any other type of measures to coerce another State in order to obtain from it the subordination of the exercise of its sovereign rights and to secure from it advantages of any kind,

Reaffirming the principle that all members shall fulfil in good faith the obligations assumed by them in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations,

1. Reaffirms the sovereignty and inalienable right of Nicaragua and other States freely to decide their own political, economic and social systems, to develop their international relations according to their people's interests free from outside interference, subversion, direct or indirect coercion or threats of any kind;

2. Reaffirms once again its firm support to the Contadora Group and urges it to intensify its efforts; it also expresses its conviction that only with genuine political support from all interested States will those peace efforts prosper;

3. Calls upon all States to refrain from carrying out, supporting or promoting political, economic or military actions of any kind against any State in the region which might impede the peace objectives of the Contadora Group;

4. Calls upon the Governments of the United States of America and Nicaragua to resume the dialogue they had been holding in Manzanillo, Mexico, with a view to reaching accords favourable for normalizing their relations and regional detente;

5. Requests the Secretary-General to keep the Security Council apprised of the development of the situation and the implementation of the present resolution;

6. Decides to remain seized of this matter.


[1] This resolution was voted upon paragraph by paragraph, rather than as a whole.
[2] Ibid., Fortieth Year, 2577th meeting.

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