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Resolution 1930

The situation in Cyprus


S/RES/1930 (2010)
Security Council Distr.: General
15 June 2010
10-40586 (E)
Resolution 1930 (2010)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 6339th meeting,
on 15 June 2010
The Security Council,
Welcoming the reports of the Secretary-General of 28 May 2010 (S/2010/264)
on the United Nations operation in Cyprus and of 11 May 2010 (S/2010/238) on his
mission of good offices in Cyprus,
Noting that the Government of Cyprus is agreed that in view of the prevailing
conditions on the island it is necessary to keep the United Nations Peacekeeping
Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) beyond 15 June 2010,
Echoing the Secretary-General’s firm belief that the responsibility for finding
a solution lies first and foremost with the Cypriots themselves, stressing that there
now exists a unique opportunity to make decisive progress in a timely fashion, and
reaffirming the primary role of the United Nations in assisting the parties to bring
the Cyprus conflict and division of the island to a comprehensive and durable
Commending the political leadership shown by the Greek Cypriot and Turkish
Cypriot leaders, and warmly welcoming the progress made so far in the fully fledged
negotiations, and the leaders’ joint statements including those of 23 May and 1 July
Strongly urging the leaders to increase the momentum in the negotiations to
ensure the full exploitation of this opportunity to reach a comprehensive settlement
based on a bicommunal, bizonal federation with political equality, as set out in the
relevant Security Council resolutions,
Emphasizing the importance attached by the international community of all
parties engaging fully, flexibly and constructively in the negotiations, echoing the
Secretary-General’s view that a solution is well within reach, and looking forward to
decisive progress in the near future building on the progress made to date consistent
with the hope expressed by the two sides on 21 December 2009 that, if possible,
2010 would be the year of solution,
Welcoming the intention of the Secretary General to keep the Council informed
of further developments and progress, and noting the Secretary-General’s intention
to submit a report in November 2010 on the state of the process,
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Welcoming also the implementation of some of the confidence-building
measures announced by the leaders, and calling for a renewed effort to implement
the remaining measures and for agreement on and implementation of further steps to
build trust between the communities,
Reaffirming the importance of continued crossings of the Green Line by
Cypriots, encouraging the opening by mutual agreement of other crossing points,
welcoming the continuing construction work towards opening the Limnitis/
Yesilirmak crossing point and urging implementation of the second phase of the
restoration of the Ledra Street crossing,
Convinced of the many important benefits for all Cypriots that would flow
from a comprehensive and durable Cyprus settlement, and encouraging both sides
clearly to explain these benefits, as well as the need for increased flexibility and
compromise in order to secure them, to both communities well in advance of any
eventual referenda,
Highlighting the supportive role the international community will continue to
play in helping the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders to exploit fully the
current opportunity,
Taking note of the assessment of the Secretary-General that the security
situation on the island and along the Green Line remains stable, and urging all sides
to avoid any action which could lead to an increase in tension, undermine the good
progress achieved so far, or damage the goodwill on the island,
Recalling the Secretary-General’s firm belief that the situation in the buffer
zone would be improved if both sides accepted the 1989 aide memoire used by the
United Nations,
Welcoming the progress made in proceeding with demining activities, and
looking forward to the clearance of the remaining minefields,
Welcoming the progress and continuation of the important activities of the
Committee on Missing Persons, and trusting that this process will promote
reconciliation between the communities,
Agreeing that active participation of civil society groups is essential to the
political process and can contribute to making any future settlement sustainable,
welcoming all efforts to promote bicommunal contacts and events including, inter
alia, on the part of all United Nations bodies on the island, and urging the two sides
to promote the active engagement of civil society and the encouragement of
cooperation between economic and commercial bodies and to remove all obstacles
to such contacts,
Stressing the need for the Council to pursue a rigorous, strategic approach to
peacekeeping deployments,
Welcoming the intention of the Secretary-General to keep all peacekeeping
operations, including those of UNFICYP, under close review and noting the
importance of contingency planning in relation to the settlement, including
recommendations as appropriate for further adjustments to UNFICYP’s mandate,
force levels and concept of operations, taking into account developments on the
ground and the views of the parties,
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Welcoming the continued efforts of Alexander Downer as the Secretary-
General’s Special Advisor with a mandate to assist the parties in the conduct of
fully-fledged negotiations aimed at reaching a comprehensive settlement, expressing
appreciation for the work of Tayé Brook Zerihoun as the Secretary-General’s
Special Representative, and welcoming the appointment of Lisa Buttenheim as the
Secretary-General’s new Special Representative,
Echoing also 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. Welcomes the analysis of developments on the ground over the last six
months in the Secretary-General’s reports, in accordance with his mandate;
2. Welcomes also the progress made so far in the fully fledged negotiations,
and the prospect of further progress in the near future towards a comprehensive and
durable settlement that this has created;
3. Urges full exploitation of this opportunity, including by intensifying the
momentum of negotiations, preserving the current atmosphere of trust and goodwill,
and engaging in the process in a constructive and open manner;
4. Urges also the implementation of confidence-building measures, and
looks forward to agreement on and implementation of further such steps, including
the opening of other crossing points;
5. Reaffirms all its relevant resolutions on Cyprus, in particular resolution
1251 (1999) of 29 June 1999 and subsequent resolutions;
6. Expresses its full support for UNFICYP and decides to extend its
mandate for a further period ending 15 December 2010;
7. Calls on both sides to continue to engage, as a matter of urgency and
while respecting UNFICYP’s mandate, in consultations with UNFICYP on the
demarcation of the buffer zone, and on the United Nations 1989 aide-memoire, with
a view to reaching early agreement on outstanding issues;
8. 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;
9. Requests the Secretary-General to submit a report on implementation of
this resolution, including on contingency planning in relation to the settlement, by
1 December 2010 and to keep the Security Council updated on events as necessary;
10. 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
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awareness training, and to take disciplinary action and other action to ensure full
accountability in cases of such conduct involving their personnel;
11. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

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