SOUTH WEST AFRICA AND THE SPECIAL SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
April 1967
4 pages
Type: Memorandum
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Portugal, United Nations
Language: English
The memorandum says according to the General Assembly Resolution 2145 (XXI), the United Nations declared that South Africa's Mandate over the Territory of South West Africa has terminated; on April 21, 1967 a Special Session of the U.N. General Assembly convened to consider action on the South West African issue, in accordance with the terms set forth in the Resolution of October 21, 1966. The memorandum urges the United States to accept a proposal which recognizes the necessity of a confrontation with South Africa, supports the creation of U.N. administrative machinery for South West Africa, and does not exclude any measures of enforcement necessary for the U.N. to fulfill its responsibilities. The memorandum discusses United Kingdom, France, Malawi, the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of H'JmaI1 Right, Canada, Chile, Czechoslovakia, Ethiopia, Finland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Soviet Union, United Arab Republic, direct confrontation with South Africa, Chapter VII, avoidance of confrontation with South Africa, self-determination, independence, William Rogers, bantustans, Socialists nations, Communist countries, Russia, and the Cold War. • The Problem • The Current Situation • The Work of the Ad Hoc Committee on South West Africa • PROPOSALS FOR U.N. ACTION ON SOUTH WEST AFRICA: ATTITUIES TOWARD THE CONFRONTATION WITH SOUTH AFRICA • SOUTH WEST AFRICA: A CRISIS FOR THE UNITED NATIONS • COMMENTS ON POLICY CHOICES AND U.S. RESPONSIBILITY
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root