Resolution 422 (1977) of 15 December 1977
The Security Council,
Noting from the report of the Secretary-General of 1 December 1977 thar in existing circumnstances the presence of
the United Nations Peace-keeping Force
in Cyprus is essential not only to help maintain quiet in the island but also to facilitate the continued search
for a peaceful settlement,
Noting from the report the conditions prevailing in the island,
Noting also from the report that the freedom of movement of the United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus and
its civil police is still restricted in the north of the island, and expressing the hope that ways will be found
to surmount the remaining obstacles.
Noting further that the Secretary-General expressed the view that the best hope of achieving a just and lasting
ettlement of the Cyprus problem lies in negotiations between the representative;, of the two communities and that
the usefulness of those negotiations depends upon the willingness of all parties concerned to show roe necessary
flexibility, taking into account not only their own interests but also the legitimate aspirations and requirements
of the opposing side.
Noting that, owing to the efforts of the Secretary-General, his staff and the United Nations Peace-keeping Force,
and with the Co-operation of the parties, there has been a relative improvement in the security situation, but that
this evolution has yet to relieve the underlying tensions in the island.
Noting also the report of the Secretary-General of 30 April 1977 concerning the high-level meeting under the
auspices of the Secretary-General, and emphasizing the need to adhere to the agreement reached at this meeting as
well as to the agreements reached at the previous rounds of the talks.
Noting further the concurrence of the parties concerned in the recommendation by the Secretary-General that the
Security Council extend the stationing of the United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus for a further period of
Noting that the Government of Cyprus has agreed that, in view of the prevailing conditions in the island, it is
necessary to keep the Force in Cyprus beyond 15 December 1977.
1. Reaffirms the provisions of resolution 186(1964) of 4 March 1964, as well as subsequent resolutions and
decisions on the establishment and maintenance of the United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus and other
aspects of the situation in Cyprus",
2. Reaffirms once again its resolution 365 (1474) of 13 December 1974, by which it endorsed General Assembly
resolution 3212 (XXIX) adopted unanimously on 1 November 1974, and calls once again for the urpent and effective
implementation of those resolutions and of its resolution 367 (1975) of 12 March 1975;
3. Urges the parties concerned to act with the utmost restraint by refraining from any unilateral or Other action
likely to affect adversely the prospects of negotiations for a just and peaceful solution and to continue and
accelerate determined co-operative efforts to achieve the objectives of the Security Council:
4. Extends once more the stationing in Cyprus of the United Nations Peace-keeping Force, established under Security
Council resolution 186 (1964), for a further period ending 15 June 1978, in the expectation that by then sufficient
rogress towards a final solution will make possible a withdrawal or substantial reduction of the Force;
5. Appeals again to all parties concerned to extend their fullest co-operation so as to enable the United Nations
Peace-keeping Force to perform its duties effectively;
6. Requests the Secretary General to continue the mission of god offices entrusted to him by paragraph 6 of
resolution 367 (1975), to keep the Security Council informed of the progress made and to submit a report on the
implementation of the present resolution by 31 May 1978.
Adopted at the 2054lh meeting by 14 votes to none.