United Nations Security Council Resolution 199

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Adopted by the Security Council at its 1189th meeting, unanimously, on 30 December 1964

The Security Council,

Noting with concern the aggravation of the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,

Deploring the recent events in that country,

Convinced that the solution of the Congolese problem depends on the national reconciliation and the restoration of public order,

Recalling the pertinent resolutions of the General Assembly and the Security Council,

Reaffirming the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Democratic Republic of the Congo,

Taking into consideration the resolution of the Organization of African Unity dated 10 September 1964, in particular paragraph 1 relating to the mercenaries,

Convinced that the Organization of African Unity should be able, in the context of Article 52 of the Charter of the United Nations, to help find a peaceful solution to all the problems and disputes affecting peace and security in the continent of Africa,

Having in mind the efforts of the Organization of African Unity to help the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the other political factions in the Congo to find a peaceful solution to their dispute,

1. Requests all States to refrain or desist from intervening in the domestic affairs of the Congo;

2. Appeals for a cease-fire in the Congo in accordance with the resolution of the Organization of African Unity dated 10 September 1964;

3. Considers, in accordance with that same resolution, that the mercenaries should as a matter of urgency be withdrawn from th Congo;

4. Encourages the Organization of African Unity to pursue its efforts to help the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to achieve national reconciliation in accordance with the above-mentioned resolution of the Organization of African Unity;

5. Requests all States to assist the Organization of African Unity in the attainment of the objective;

6. Requests the Organization of African Unity, in accordance with Article 54 of the Charter of the United Nations, to keep the Security Council fully informed of any action it may take under the present resolution;

7. Requests the Secretary-General of the United Nations to follow the situation in the Congo and to report to the Security Council at the appropriate time.


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