Situation in Nicaragua.

  • Author: UN General Assembly (33rd sess. : 1978-1979)
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  • Date:
    15 December 1978

76. Situation in Nicaragua

The General Assembly, Reaffirming its obligations with regard to the maintenance of international peace and security and the promotion of universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, Bearing in mind the statement of the President of the Republic of Costa Rica at the current session of the General Assembly on the violation of his country's sovereignty by military aircraft of Nicaragua,[2] Noting also the message sent to the President of the General Assembly concerning this matter by the President of the Republic of Colombia and the President the Republic of Venezuela on 27 September 1978,[3] Considering the extreme gravity of the events that taken place and are continuing to occur in Nicaragua, which have caused the death of thousands of people, incalculable destruction of property and repeated violations of the most basic rights and which have led some countries of the American continent to attempt to reach a peaceful solution to the internal conflict in Nicaragua by means of a friendly committee of conciliation,

1. Censures the repression of the civilian population of Nicaragua and the violation of the sovereignty Costa Rica by Nicaraguan military aircraft;

2. Expresses deep concern over the serious turn by the domestic situation in Nicaragua and over its implications for peace and security in the region;

3. Demands that the Nicaraguan authorities stop Mary and other activities that endanger the security the region, in particular those that threaten the sovereignty and territorial inviolability of neighbouring countries;

4. Urges the Nicaraguan authorities to ensure respect for the human rights of the citizens of Nicaragua, in accordance with their international commitments and the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations;

5. Requests all States to adopt the necessary measures, in accordance with their constitutional procedures, discourage the recruitment and participation of their national as mercenaries in the conflict occurring in Nicaragua;

6. Urges the continuation of international efforts achieve a peaceful settlement of the internal conflict in Nicaragua;

7. Requests the Secretary-General, through the appropriate channels, carefully to follow developments in the situation in Nicaragua and provide the assistance needed to achieve the purposes of the present resolution.

85th plenary meeting
15 December 1978

[1]* For the decisions adopted on the reports of the first Committee, See sect. X.B.2. [2]1 Official Records of the General Assembly, Thirty-third Session, Plenary Meetings, 11th meeting, paras. 75-126. [3]2 A/33/275, annex.

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