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Resolution 186

The Cyprus Question


186 (1964). Resolution of 4 March 1964
The Security Council,

Noting that the present situation with regard to Cyprus is likely to threaten international peace and security
and may further deteriorate unless additional measures are promptly taken to maintain peace and to seek out a
durable solution,
Considering the positions taken by the parties in relation to the treaties signed at Nicosia on 16 August 1960,
Having in mind the relevant provisions of the Charter of the United Nations and, in particular, its Article 2,
paragraph 4, which reads:
"All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the
territorial integrity or political independence of any State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the
Purposes of the United Nations",
1. Calls upon all Member States, in conformity with their obligations under the Charter of the United Nations,
to refrain from any action or threat of action likely to worsen the situation in the sovereign Republic of
Cyprus, or to endanger international peace;
2. Asks the Government of Cyprus, which has the responsibility for the maintenance and restoration of law and
order, to take all additional measures necessary to stop violence and bloodshed in Cyprus;
3. Calls upon the communities in Cyprus and their leaders to act with the utmost restraint;
4. Recommends the creation, with the consent of the Government of Cyprus, of a United Nations Peacekeeping Force
in Cyprus. The composition and size of the Force shall be established by the Secretary-General, in consultation
with the Governments of Cyprus, Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The Commander of the Force shall be appointed by the Secretary-General and report to him. The Secretary-General,
who shall keep the Governments providing the Force fully informed, shall report periodically to the Security
Council on its operation;
5. Recommends that the function of the Force should be, in the interest of preserving international peace and
security, to use its best efforts to prevent a recurrence of fighting and, as necessary, to contribute to the
maintenance and restoration of law and order and a return to normal conditions;
6. Recommends that the stationing of the Force shall be for a period of three months, all costs pertaining to
it being met, in a manner to be agreed upon by them, by the Governments providing the contingents and by the
Government of Cyprus. The Secretary-General may also accept voluntary contributions for that purpose;
7. Recommends further that the Secretary-General designate, in agreement with the Government of Cyprus
and the Governments of Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom, a mediator, who shall use his best endeavours
with the representatives of the communities and also with the aforesaid four Governments, for the purpose of
promoting a peaceful solution and an agreed settlement of the problem confronting Cyprus, in accordance with
the Charter of the United Nations, having in mind the well-being of the people of Cyprus as a whole and the
preservation of international peace and security. The mediator shall report periodically to the Secretary-General
on his efforts;
8. Requests the Secretary-General to provide, from funds of the United Nations, as appropriate, for the
remuneration and expenses of the mediator and his staff.

Adopted unanimously at the 1102nd meeting.

Cyprus, Turkey, United Kingdom, Greece
The Cyprus Question
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