United Nations Security Council Resolution 269

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Adopted by 11 votes to none, with 4 abstentions (Finland, France, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America) by the Security Council at its 1497th meeting, on 12 August 1969

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolution 264 (1969) of 20 March 1969,

Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General contained in documents S/9204,

Mindful of its responsibility to take necessary action to secure strict compliance with the obligations entered into by States Members of the United Nations under the provisions of Article 25 of the Charter of the United Nations,

Mindful also of its responsibilities under Article 6 of the Charter of the United Nations,

1. Reaffirms its resolution 264 (1969);

2. Condemns the Government of South Africa for its refusal to comply with resolution 264 (1969) and for its persistent defiance of the authority of the United Nations;

3. Decides that the continued occupation of the Territory of Namibia by the South African authorities constitutes an aggressive encroachment on the authority of the United Nations, a violation of the territorial integrity and a denial of the political sovereignty of the people of Namibia;

4. Recognizes the legitimacy of the struggle of the people of Namibia against the illegal presence of the South African authorities in the Territory;

5. Calls upon the Government of South Africa to withdraw its administration from the Territory immediately and in any case before 4 October 1969;

6. Decides that in the event of failure on the part of the Government of South Africa to comply with the provisions of the preceding paragraph of the present resolution, the Security Council will meet immediately to determine upon effective measures in accordance with the appropriate provisions of the relevant Chapters of the Charter of the United Nations.

7. Calls upon all States to refrain from all dealing with the Government of South Africa purporting to act on behalf of the Territory of Namibia;

8. Requests all States to increase their moral and material assistance to the people of Namibia in their struggle against foreign occupation;

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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