RESOLUTION 361 (1974)
Adopted by the Security Council on 30 August 1974

The Security Council,
Conscious of its special responsibilities under the United Nations Charter, Recalling its resolutions 186(1964) of 4 March 1964, 353(1974) of 20 July, 354(1974) of 23 July, 355(1974) of 1 August, 352(1974) of 14 August, 358(1974) and 359(1974) of 15 August, 360 (1974) of 16 August 1974,
Noting that a large number of people on the island have been displaced, and are in need of humanitarian assistance,
Mindful of the fact that it is one of the foremost purposes of the United Nations to lend humanitarian assistance in situations such as the one currently prevailing in Cyprus, Noting also that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has already been appointed as Co-ordinator of United Nations Humanitarian Assistance for Cyprus with the task of coordinating relief assistance to be provided by United Nations programmes and agencies and from other sources,
Having considered the report of the Secretary-General contained in document (S/11473),

  1. Expresses its appreciation to the Secretary-General for the part he has played in bringing about talks between the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus;
  2. Warmly welcomes this development and calls upon those concerned in the talks to pursue them actively with the help of the Secretary-General and in the interests of the Cypriot people as a whole;
  3. Calls upon all parties to do everything in their power to alleviate human suffering, to ensure the respect to fundamental human rights for every person and to refrain from all action likely to aggravate the situation;
  4. Expresses its grave concern at the plight of the refugees and other persons displaced as a result of the situation in Cyprus and urges the parties concerned, in conjunction with the Secretary-General, to search for peaceful solutions of the problems of refugees, and take appropriate measures to provide for their relief and welfare and to permit persons who wish to do so to return to their homes in safety;
  5. Requests the Secretary-General to submit at the earliest possible opportunity a full report on the situation of the refugees and other persons referred to in paragraph 4 above and decides to keep that situation under constant review;
  6. Further requests the Secretary-General to continue to provide emergency United Nations humanitarian assistance to all parts of the population of the island in need of such assistance;
  7. Calls upon all parties, as a demonstration of good faith to take, both individually and in cooperation with each other, all steps which may promote comprehensive and successful negotiations;
  8. Reiterates its call to all parties to cooperate fully with UNFICYP in carrying out its tasks;
  9. Expresses the conviction that the speedy implementation of the provisions of the present resolution will assist the achievement of a satisfactory settlement in Cyprus.

Adopted unanimously at the 1795th meeting.

RESOLUTION 550 (1984)
Adopted by the Security Council on 11 May 1984 The Security Council,
Having considered the situation in Cyprus at the request of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus,
Having heard the statement made by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General (S/16519), Recalling its resolutions 365(1974), 367(1975), 541(1983) and 544(1983), Deeply regretting the non-implementation of its resolutions, in particular resolution 541(1983),
Gravely concerned about the further secessionist acts in the occupied part of the Republic of Cyprus which are in violation of resolution 541(1983), namely the purported 'exchange of Ambassadors between Turkey and the legally invalid 'Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the contemplated holding of a 'constitutional referendum and 'elections, as well as by other actions aimed at further consolidating the purported independent state and the division of Cyprus,
Deeply concerned about recent threats for settlement of Varosha by people other than its inhabitants,
Reaffirming its continuing support for the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus

  1. Reaffirms its resolution 541(1983) and calls for its urgent and effective implementation,
  2. Condemns all secessionist actions, including the purported exchange of Ambassadors between Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot leadership, declares them illegal and invalid and calls for their immediate withdrawal;
  3. Reiterates the call upon all States not to recognize the purported state of the 'Turkish Republic on Northern Cyprus' set up by secessionist acts and calls upon them not to facilitate or in any way assist the aforesaid secessionist entity;
  4. Calls upon all States to respect the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, unity and non-alignment of the Republic of Cyprus;
  5. Considers attempts to settle any part of Varosha by people other than its inhabitants as inadmissible and calls for the transfer of this area to the administration of the United Nations;
  6. Considers any attempts to interfere with the status or the deployment of the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus as contrary to the resolutions of the United Nations;
  7. Requests the Secretary-General to promote the urgent implementation of Security Council resolution 541(1983);
  8. Reaffirms its mandate of good offices given to the Secretary-General and requests him to undertake new efforts to attain an overall solution to the Cyprus problem in conformity with the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and the provisions for such a settlement laid down in the pertinent United Nations resolutions, including Security Council resolution 541(1983) and the present resolution;
  9. Calls upon all parties to cooperate with the Secretary-General in his mission of good offices;
  10. Decides to remain seized of the situation with a view to taking urgent and appropriate measures in the event of non-implementation of its resolution 541(1983) and the present resolution;
  11. Requests the Secretary-General to promote the implementation of the resolution and to report thereon to the Security Council as developments require.

Adopted at the 2539th meeting by 13 votes to 1 (Pakistan) with 1 abstention (United States of America).


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