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Resolution 550



Resolution 550 (1984) of 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,
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 or threats of actions aimed al 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 of 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 that area to the administration of the United Nations;
6. Considers any attempts to interfere with the status or the deployment of the United Nations Peacekeeping 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 the 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
resolution 541 (1983) and the present resolution;
9. Calls upon all parties to co-operate 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 resolution 541 (1983) and the present resolution;
11. Requests the Secretary-General to promote the implementation of the present 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).

Cyprus, Turkey
Related with resolutions
365 367 541 544
Quoted in resolutions
789 2537 2561 2587 2618 2646 2674 2723
Security Council Composition