United Nations Security Council Resolution 264

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United Nations Security Council Resolution 264
by the United Nations

Adopted by 13 votes to none, with 2 abstentions (France, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) by the Security Council at its 1465th meeting, on 20 March 1969

The Security Council,

Taking note of General Assembly resolutions 2248 (S-V) of 19 May 1967. 2324 (XXII) and 2325 (XXII) of 16 December 1967, 2372 (XXII) of 12 June 1968 and 2403 (XXII) of 16 December 1968,

Taking into account General Assembly resolution 2145 (XXI) of 27 October 1966 by which the General Assembly of the United Nations terminated the Mandate of South West Africa and assumed direct responsibility for the Territory until its independence,

Recalling its resolutions 245 (1968) of 25 January 1968 and 246 (1968) of 14 March 1968,

Reaffirming the inalienable right of the people of Namibia to freedom and independence in accordance with the provisions of General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960,

Mindful of the grave consequences of South Africa's continued occupation of Namibia,

Reaffirming its special responsibility toward the people and the Territory of Namibia,

1. Recognizes that the United Nations General Assembly terminated the Mandate of South Africa over Namibia and assumed direct responsibility for the Territory until its independence;

2. Considers that the continued presence of South Africa in Namibia is illegal and contrary to the principles of the Charter and the previous decisions of the United Nations and is detrimental to the interests of the population of the Territory and those of the international community;

3. Calls upon the Government of South Africa to withdraw immediatly its administration from the Territory;

4. Declares that the actions of the Government of South Africa designed to destroy the national unity and territorial integrity of Namibia through the establishment of Bantustans are contrary to the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations;

5. Declares that the Government of South Africa has no right to enacts the "South West Africa Affairs Bill, as such an enactment would be a violation of the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly;

6. Condemns the refusal of South Africa to comply with General Assembly resolution 2145 (XXI), 2248 (S-V), 2324 (XXII), 2325 (XXII), 2372 (XXII), and 2403 (XXIII) and Security Council resolutions 245 (1968) and 246 (1968);

7. Invites all States to exert their influence in order to obtain compliance by the Government of South Africa with the provisions of the present resolution;

8. Decides that in the event of failure on the part of the Government of South Africa to comply with the provisions of the present resolution, the Security Council will meet immediately to determine upon necessary steps or measures in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Charter of the United Nations;

9. Requests the Secretary-General to follow closely the implementation of the present resolution and to report to the Security Council as soon as possible;

10. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

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