OPINION

December 17, 1957

UN AGAINST CYPRIOTS’ SELF-DETERMINATION: New York, 14 – The 12th General Assembly of the United Nations did not ratify a resolution by the political committee proposing negotiations to settle the Cyprus issue based on the provision of self-determination for the Cypriot people. There were 31 votes for and 23 against, with 24 abstentions. Although the political committee’s decision was nearly passed, it was not ratified because it did not gain the required two-thirds of UN member nations’ votes. The original resolution by the political committee had been passed with 33 votes for, 20 against and 25 abstentions. Those who voted for the Greek proposal were Albania, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Byelorussia, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ireland, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Lebanon, Panama, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine, the USSR, Uruguay, Yemen, Yugoslavia and Greece. GREEK BOOK EXHIBITION: An exhibition of 217 books, organized by the Greek Book Distribution Society, is taking place at the American Information Service (at 9 Panepistimiou Street).