Security Council resolution 562 (1985) [Nicaragua-USA]

Resolution 562 (1985) of 10 May 1985

The Security Council,

Having heard the statement of the Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations,

Having heard also the statement of several representatives of Member countries of the United Nations during the course of the debate,

Recalling resolution 530 (1983) which reaffirms the right of Nicaragua and of all the other countries of the area to live in peace and security, free from outside interference,

Recalling also General Assembly resolution 38/10 which reaffirms the inalienable right of all the peoples to decide on their own form of government and to choose their own economic, political and social system free from all foreign intervention, coercion, or limitation,

Recalling also General Assembly resolution 39/4 which encourages the efforts of the Contadora Group and appeals urgently to all interested States in and outside the region to co-operate fully with the Group through a frank and constructive dialogue, so as to achieve solutions to the differences between them,

Recalling General Assembly resolution 2625 (XXV) which reaffirms the principle that no State may apply or promote the use of measures of economic, political or any other nature in order to coerce another State into subordinating the exercise of its sovereign rights and gain from it advantage of any kind,

Reaffirming the principle that all members shall fulfill in good faith the obligations assumed by them in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations,

1. Reaffirms the sovereignty and inalienable right of Nicaragua and the rest of the States to freely decide on their own political, economic and social systems, to develop their international relations according to their people's interests free from outside interference subversion, direct or indirect coercion or threats of any kind;

2. Reaffirms once again its firm support to the Contadora Group and urges it to intensify its efforts; it also expresses its conviction that only with genuine political support from all interested States will said peace efforts prosper;

3. Calls on all States to refrain from carrying out, supporting or promoting political, economic or military actions of any kind against any State in the region which might impede the peace objectives of the Contadora Group;

4. Calls on the Governments of the United States of America and Nicaragua to resume the dialogue they had been holding in Manzanillo (Mexico) toward reaching accords favourable for normalizing their relations and regional detente;

5. Requests that the Secretary-General keep the Security Council appraised of the development of the situation and the implementation of the present resolution;

6. Decides to remain seized of this matter.

Adopted unanimously at the 2580th meeting, following a separate vote on each paragraph.[1]


1 The eighth paragraph of the preamble and operative paragraphs 1 and 2 of the draft resolution contained in document S/17172 were not adopted.


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