Security Council resolution 244 (1967) [The Cyprus Question]

Resolution 244 (1967) of 22 December 1967

The Security Council,

Noting the appeals addressed by the Secretary-General to the Governments of Greece, Turkey and Cyprus on 22 November,[1] 24 November[2] and 3 December[3] and the report of the Secretary-General of 8 December 1967,[4]

Noting the replies of the three Governments concerned[5] to the appeal of the Secretary-General of 3 December in which the Secretary-General proffered his good offices, and their replies[6] to his previous appeals,

Noting from the said report of the Secretary-General that circumstances continue to require the presence of the United Nations Peace-keeping Force in Cyprus for a further period,

Noting that the Government of Cyprus has agreed that it is necessary to continue the Force beyond 26 December 1967,

1. Reaffirms its resolution 186 (1964) of 4 March 1964 and its subsequent resolutions as well as its expressions of consensus on this question;

2. Extends the stationing in Cyprus of the United Nations Peace-keeping Force established under the Council's resolution 186 (1964), for a period on the results to the Council as appropriate;

3. Invites the parties promptly to avail themselves of the good offices proffered by the Secretary-General and requests the Secretary-General to report on the results to the Council as appropriate;

4. Calls upon all the parties concerned to continue to show the utmost moderation and restraint and refrain from any act which might aggravate the situation;

5. Urges the parties concerned to undertake a new determined effort to achieve the objectives of the Security Council with a view, as requested in the Council's consensus of 24 November 1967, to keeping the peace and arriving at a permanent settlement in accordance with Security Council resolution 186 (1964) of 4 March 1964;

6. Decides to remain seized of this question and to reconvene for its further consideration as soon as circumstances and developments so require.

Adopted unanimously at the 1386th meeting.


1 Ibid., document S/8248/Add.3.

2 Ibid., document S/8248/Add.5.

3 Ibid., document S/8248/Add.6, para. 1.

4 Ibid., document S/8286.

5 Ibid., documents S/8248 Add.7-9.

6 Ibid., document S/8248/Add.6, paras, 3 and 4.


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