NAMIBIA: AN INTERNATIONAL TERRITORY

(Document No. 20)
by Elizabeth S. Landis, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
July 23, 1987
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
10 pages
Type: Conference Presentation
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Cuba, United Nations
Language: English
Contents: Historical Background • A League of Nations mandate • Revocation of the mandate • Consequences of the revocation • Origin and development of resolution 435 • False independence for Namibia? • The problem remains • Notes • Paper presented at the National Conference on Namibia and the United States organized by the American Committee on Africa, the United Nations Council for Namibia, and the Chicago Planning Committee, held at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago July 23-25, 1987. The paper discusses the League of Nations, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the General Assembly, illegal occupation, SWAPO (South West Africa People’s Organization), the 1974 coup in Portugal, South African military invasion of Angola, UN Security Council Resolution 385 (1976), the Western Powers, the Contact Group, police, military, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe, the Reagan administration, linkage, Cuban troops, Assistant Secretary of State Chester Crocker, South African State President P.W. Botha, a Constitutional Council, minority rights, white privileges, Foreign Minister "Pik" Botha, UN General Assembly resolutions 2372 (XXII) (1968) and 65 (I) (1946), South African Parliament, South-West Africa Affairs Amendment Act. No. 23 of 1949, native reserves, the South African Development Trust, South African Citizenship Act No. 44 of 1949. South-West Africa Native Affairs Administration Act No. 56 of 1954, Report of the Commission of Enquiry Into South-West African Affairs (the Odendaal Report), Development of Self-Government for Native Nations in South-West Africa Act No. 54 of 1968, apartheid, South-West Africa Constitution Act No. 39 of 1968, the South-West Africa Affairs Act No. 25 of 1969, the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Namibia, UNTAG (United Nations Transition Assistance Group), Security Council Resolution 276 (1970), Ivan Himmelhoch, the Windhoek Observer, the Windhoek Advertiser, and PLAN (People's Liberation Army of Namibia).
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Elizabeth S. Landis collection, National Archives of Namibia