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NB: In operative paragraph 3 of Security Council resolution 242 of 22 November 1967, the Council requested the Secretary-General "to designate a special representative to proceed to the Middle East to establish and maintain contacts with the States concerned in order to promote agreement and assist efforts to achieve a peaceful and accepted settlement in accordance with the provisions and principles in this resolution". In his reports dated 23 November and 22 December 1967, the Secretary-General informed the Security Council that Ambassador Gunnar V. Jarring of Sweden had accepted designation as his Special Representative to the Middle East. The Headquarters of the United Nations Middle East Mission (UNMEM) were set up in Cyprus on 10 December 1967. However, despite the efforts of the Special Representative, an agreed basis for discussion did not emerge due to fundamental differences between the parties. The talks were continued intermittently until 1973.
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UNITED NATIONS
Department of Public Information · News Coverage Service · New York


SG/SM/8252
31 May 2002

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SECRETARY-GENERAL SADDENED AT DEATH OF FORMER SWEDISH AMBASSADOR GUNNAR JARRING

The following statement was issued today by the Office of the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

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