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Resolution 629 (1989) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2842nd meeting, on 16 January 1989

Publisher UN Security Council
Publication Date 16 January 1989
Citation / Document Symbol S/RES/629 (1989)
Reference 1989 Security Council Resolutions
Cite as UN Security Council, Resolution 629 (1989) Adopted by the Security Council at its 2842nd meeting, on 16 January 1989, 16 January 1989, S/RES/629 (1989), available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3b00f16c14.html [accessed 22 July 2014]

The Security Council,

Reaffirming its relevant resolutions, in particular resolutions 431 (1978) of 27 July 1978 and 435 (1978) of 29 September 1978,

Taking note of its resolutions 628 (1989) of 16 January 1989,

Noting that the parties to the Protocol of Brazzaville, contained in document S/20325 of 14 December 1988, agreed to recommend to the Secretary-General that 1 April 1989 be established as the date for the implementation of resolution 435 (1978) ,

Recognizing the progress in the south-western African peace process,

Expressing concern at the increase in the police and paramilitary forces and the establishment of the South West Africa Territory Force since 1978 and stressing the need to ensure conditions under which the Namibian people will be able to participate in free and fair elections under the supervision and control of the United Nations,

Noting also that these developments make appropriate a re-examination of the requirements for UNTAG effectively to fulfil its mandate which include, inter alia, keeping borders under surveillance, preventing infiltration, preventing intimidation, and ensuring the safe return of refugees and their free participation in the electoral process,

Recalling the approval by the Security Council of the Secretary-General's statement on 28 September 1978 to the Security Council (S/12869),

Emphasizing its determination to ensure the early independence of Namibia through free and fair elections under the supervision and control of the United Nations, in accordance with its resolution 435 (1978) of 29 September 1978,

Reaffirming the legal responsibility of the United Nations over Namibia,

1.       Decides that 1 April 1989 shall be the date on which implementation of resolution 435 (1978) will begin;

2.       Requests the Secretary-General to proceed to arrange a formal cease-fire between SWAPO and South Africa;

3.       Calls upon South Africa to reduce immediately and substantially the existing police forces in Namibia with a view to achieving reasonable balance between these forces and UNTAG so as to ensure effective monitoring by the latter;

4.       Reaffirms the responsibility of all concerned to co-operate to ensure the impartial implementation of the settlement plan in accordance with resolution 435 (1978) ;

5.       Requests the Secretary-General to prepare at the earliest possible date a report to the Council on the implementation of resolution 435 (1978) , taking into account all relevant developments since the adoption of that resolution;

6.       Requests also the Secretary-General, in preparing his report, to re-examine requirements necessary for UNTAG in order to identify wherever possible tangible cost-saving measures without prejudice to his ability fully to carry out its mandate as established in 1978, namely, to ensure the early independence of Namibia through free and fair elections under the supervision and control of the United Nations;

7.       Calls upon Members of the United Nations to consider, in co-ordination with the Secretary-General, how they might provide economic and financial assistance to the Namibian people, both during the transitional period and after independence.

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