United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1755

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1755 (XVII). Question of Southern Rhodesia

The General Assembly,

Recalling paragraph 1 of its resolution 1747 (XVI) of 28 June 1962, which affirms that the Territory of Southern Rhodesia is a Non-Self-Governing Territory,

Deeply concerned at the deplorable, critical and explosive situation obtaining in Southern Rhodesia as a result of the state of emergency, the banning of the Zimbabwe African Peoples Union, and the arrests and detention of nationalist leaders, a situation which constitutes a denial of political rights and endangers peace and security in Africa and in the world at large,

1. Urges the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to take, as a matter of urgency, measures which would be most effective to secure:

(a) The immediate and unconditional release of the President of the Zimbabwe African Peoples Union, Mr. Joshua Nkomo, and all other nationalist leaders, restricted, detained or imprisoned;

(b) The immediate lifting of the ban on the Zimbabwe African Peoples Union;

2. Requests the Government of the United Kingdom to inform the General Assembly at its seventeenth session regarding the implementation of the present resolution.

1152nd plenary meeting,
12 October 1962


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