RESOLUTION 231 (1966)

Adopted by the Security Council on 15 December (1966)

The Security Council,

Noting from the report of the Secretary-General of 8 December (1966) (S/7611 and Corr. 1 and Add. 1) that in the present circumstances the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus is still needed if peace is to be maintained in the island,

Noting that the Government of Cyprus has agreed that in view of the prevailing conditions in the island it is necessary to continue the Force beyond 26 June (1966),

1. Reaffirms its resolutions 186 (1964) of 4 March, 187(1964) of 13 March, 192(1964) of 20 June, 193(1964) of 9 August, 194(1964) of 25 September and 198(1964) of 18 December 1964, 201(1965) of 19 March, 206(1965) of 15 June, 207(1965) of 10 August and 219(1965) of 17 December 1965, and 220( 1966) of 16 March 1966, and 222(1966) of 16 June 1966, and the consensus expressed by the President at the 1143rd meeting. on 11 August 1964;

2. Urges the parties concerned to act with the utmost restraint and to continue determined cooperative efforts to achieve the objectives of the Security Council;

3. Extends the stationing in Cyprus of the United Nations PeaceKeeping Force, established under Security Council resolution 186 (1964), for a further period of six months ending 26 June 1967, in the expectation that by then sufficient progress towards a solution will make possible a withdrawal or substantial reduction of the Force.

Adored unanimously at the 1338th meeting.