The European Economic Community has appealed to South Africa to accept without delay a United Nations force in Namibia (South West Africa) to lead the territory to independence.
GV General Assembly in session
SV Ghana delegate speaking in English
FOLI: "Sight must not be lost of the unalterable truth, that the conflict in Namibia is between the minority regime in South Africa ion the one hand, and the United Nations and the rest of humanity on the other. It is time for member states to demonstrate without qualifications, pretence, or equivocations, their individual and collective abhorrence of apartheid. We must all reaffirm the United Nations' direct responsibility for Namibia, and re-state our complete support of the United Nations Council for Namibia. We are obliged to condemn South Africa for all the atrocities it perpetrates against the people of Namibia. We must move forward in the name of justice, which demands that wrongs must be righted, and we must act together now to ensure the triumph of good over evil. Mr. President, in conformity with...the warnings during the adoption of resolution 439, the Security Council should meet urgently in order to take the fullest range of enforcement measures, aimed at ensuring South Africa's compliance with the United Nations' resolutions and decisions on Namibia. South Africa expects that these measures will be taken. Let us not disappoint the apartheid regime."
Richard Luce, representing Britain's new Conservative Government, arrived in Windhoek in Namibia last night (29 May). He is on an exploratory mission, which will include talks with political and Church leaders, and will not be negotiating on the deadlocked United Nations' independence plans for the territory.
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Background: The European Economic Community has appealed to South Africa to accept without delay a United Nations force in Namibia (South West Africa) to lead the territory to independence. Speaking for the E.E.C., French Ambassador Jacques Leprette told the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday (29 May) of the community's rejection of any settlement based on South African-sponsored local elections, which took place last December. He said any further delay in sending U.N. troops to maintain order while internationally-supervised elections were arranged must increase doubts about South African intentions. Earlier, Paul Lusaka of Zambia introduced a resolution, on behalf of 65 other members, recommending that the Security Council impose mandatory economic sanctions against South Africa.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Jonas Foli, U.N. representative for Ghana, spoke in support of these moves....