INDEPENDENCE FOR NAMIBIA NOW! UN COUNCIL FOR NAMIBIA

INDEPENDENCE FOR NAMIBIA NOW! UN COUNCIL FOR NAMIBIA

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by United Nations Council for Namibia
United Nations
Undated, most likely 1980s
Type: Button
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United Nations
Language: English
The United Nations Council for South West Africa (later renamed the Council for Namibia) was established in 1967 as the legal Administering Authority for the Territory until independence. The UN had terminated South Africa's mandate over Namibia in 1966. In 1971 the International Court of Justice ruled that the continued presence of South Africa in Namibia was illegal and as a result South Africa was under obligation to withdraw its administration from Namibia immediately and thus put an end to its occupation of the Territory. But South Africa refused to withdraw, and SWAPO had to continue its struggle for independence. The Council was dissolved in 1990 following the independence of Namibia. Size: 2-1/2 inches across.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root