UN urges negotiation between US and Cuba (1960)

In July 1960 the United Nations Security Council adopted the following resolution, urging the United States and Cuba, by then under the control of Fidel Castro, to resolve their disputes through negotiation:

“The Security Council, having heard the statements made by the foreign minister of Cuba and by members of the Council, [and] taking into account the provisions of Articles [and] the Charter of the United Nations…

[Is] deeply concerned at the situation existing between Cuba and the United States of America…

Considering that it is the obligation of all members of the United Nations to settle their international disputes by negotiation and other peaceful means, in such a manner that international peace and security and justice are not endangered…

Noting that this situation is under consideration by the Organisation of American States,

1. Decides to adjourn the consideration of this question, pending the receipt of a report from the Organisation of American States;

2. Invites the members of the Organisation of American States to lend their assistance towards the achievement of a peaceful solution of the present situation, in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations;

3. Urges in the meantime that all other States refrain from any action which might increase the existing tensions between Cuba and the United States of America.”

The resolution was passed nine votes to none, with two nations (Poland and the Soviet Union) abstaining.