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Resolution 1687

The situation in Cyprus


S/RES/1687 (2006)
Security Council Distr.: General
15 June 2006
06-39028 (E)
Resolution 1687 (2006)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 5465th meeting, on
15 June 2006
The Security Council,
Welcoming the report of the Secretary-General of 23 May 2006 (S/2006/315)
on the United Nations operation in Cyprus,
Reiterating its call to the parties to assess and address the humanitarian issue
of missing persons with due urgency and seriousness, and welcoming in this regard
the resumption of the activities of the Committee on Missing Persons since August
2004, as well as the appointment by the Secretary-General of a Third Member who
will assume his duties in July 2006,
Noting that the Government of Cyprus is agreed that in view of the prevailing
conditions in the island it is necessary to keep UNFICYP beyond 15 June 2006,
Taking note of the assessment of the Secretary-General that the security
situation on the island continues to be stable and that the situation along the Green
Line remains calm, and expressing the hope that there will be a decrease in the
overall number of incidents involving the two sides,
Urging both sides to avoid any action which could lead to an increase in
tension and, in this context, noting with concern sequential developments in the
vicinity of Dherinia, the increase in unauthorized construction of building for
personal and commercial use in the buffer zone, and developments at certain
checkpoints in sector four, including new restrictions on UNFICYP’s freedom of
movement, and encouraging both sides to engage in consultations with UNFICYP
on the demarcation of the buffer zone, and to respect UNFICYP’s mandate and
operations in the buffer zone,
Regretting that the gap between words and deeds remains too great for the
Secretary-General to resume fully his good offices mission and urging progress
towards the resumption of negotiations for a comprehensive settlement. In this
context welcoming the Secretary-General’s efforts to encourage renewed
bicommunal contacts, and the agreement to a proposal to establish a mechanism for
bicommunal discussions at the technical level, as well as the agreement of both
leaders to meet on the occasion of the installation of the Third Member of the
Committee on Missing Persons on Cyprus,
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Welcoming progress in demining, particularly in the Nicosia area, and
expressing strong support for UNFICYP’s efforts to extend demining operations to
Turkish Forces minefields in the rest of the buffer zone,
Welcoming the fact that over 10 million crossings by Greek Cypriots to the
north and Turkish Cypriots to the south have taken place peacefully, and
encouraging the opening of additional crossing points,
Expressing concern at continued disagreement over construction activity
relating to the proposed additional crossing point at Ledra Street and urging both
sides to cooperate with UNFICYP to resolve this issue,
Welcoming the emphasis of the Special Representative of the Secretary-
General on greater cohesiveness in the efforts of the United Nations family in
Cyprus, as well as the Secretary-General’s intention to keep the operations of
UNFICYP under close review while continuing to take into account developments
on the ground and the views of the parties, and to revert to the Council with
recommendations as appropriate for further adjustments to UNFICYP’s mandate,
force levels and concept of operation as soon as warranted,
Welcoming all efforts to promote bicommunal contacts and events, including,
inter alia, on the part of the United Nations, and urging the two sides to promote
further bicommunal contacts and to remove any obstacles to such contacts,
Echoing the Secretary-General’s gratitude to the Government of Cyprus and
the Government of Greece for their voluntary contributions to the funding of
UNFICYP, and his request for further voluntary contributions from other countries
and organizations,
Welcoming and encouraging efforts by the United Nations to sensitize
peacekeeping personnel in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and other
communicable diseases in all its peacekeeping operations,
1. Reaffirms all its relevant resolutions on Cyprus, in particular resolution
1251 (1999) of 29 June 1999 and subsequent resolutions;
2. Expresses its full support for UNFICYP, including its mandate in the
buffer zone, and decides to extend its mandate for a further period ending
15 December 2006;
3. Calls on the Turkish Cypriot side and Turkish forces to restore in
Strovilia the military status quo which existed there prior to 30 June 2000;
4. Encourages active participation in bicommunal discussions at the
technical level, under the leadership of the SRSG, and expresses its full support for
the latter;
5. Requests the Secretary-General to submit a report on implementation of
this resolution by 1 December 2006;
6. Welcomes the efforts being undertaken by UNFICYP to implement the
Secretary-General’s zero tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse and to
ensure full compliance of its personnel with the United Nations code of conduct,
requests the Secretary-General to continue to take all necessary action in this regard
and to keep the Security Council informed, and urges troop-contributing countries to
take appropriate preventive action including the conduct of pre-deployment
awareness training, and to take disciplinary action and other action to ensure full
accountability in cases of such conduct involving their personnel;
7. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

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