United Nations Security Council Resolution 308

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Adopted by the Security Council at its 1626th meeting, on 19 January 1972

The Security Council,

Having considered, at the invitation of the General Assembly, the request of the Organization of African Unity concerning the holding of meetings of the Security Council in an African capital (General Assembly resolution 2863 (XXVI), paragraph 2),

Recalling the decisions taken at its 1625th meeting on 11 January 1972,

Recalling in particular the decision to accede in principle to the request of the Organization of African Unity,

Taking note with gratitude of the offers by the Government of Ethiopia, Guinea, Senegal and Zambia to act as hosts to the Security Council in the respective capitals,

Having considered the report of the Committee on Council Meetings away from Headquarters,

Taking note in particular of the statements concerning cost estimates reproduced in annex I of the Committee's report,

Bearing in mind the recommendations submitted by the Committee in chapter VI of its report,

1. Decides to hold meetings in Addis Ababa, beginning of Friday, 28 January, and ending no later than Friday, 4 February 1972, devoted to the item entitled "Consideration of questions relating to Africa of which the Security Council is currently seized and implementation of the Council's relevant resolutions";

2. Expresses its gratitude to the Government of Ethiopia for its stated readiness to act as host to the Security Council meetings and to provide certain facilities without cost to the United Nations;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to enter into immediate negotiations with the Government of Ethiopia with a view to concluding a conference agreement along the lines set out in annex II of the Committee's report.

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