UN 435 with SWAPO to Freedom

UN 435 with SWAPO to Freedom

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Undated, 1980s?
Type: Button
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United Nations
Language: English
This button expresses support for United Nations Resolution 435 adopted by the Security Council on September 29, 1978. The resolution established the United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) to "ensure the early independence of Namibia through free elections under the supervision and control of the United Nations." Democratic elections were finally held more than ten years later, in 1989, leading to independence in 1990.
Collection: Private collection of Michael Fleshman