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Resolution 314 (1972) of 28 February 1972

Publisher UN Security Council
Publication Date 28 February 1972
Citation / Document Symbol S/RES/314 (1972)
Reference 1972 Security Council Resolutions
Cite as UN Security Council, Resolution 314 (1972) of 28 February 1972, 28 February 1972, S/RES/314 (1972), available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3b00f20848.html [accessed 19 April 2014]

The Security Council,

Having considered the recent developments concerning the question of Southern Rhodesia,

Recalling its resolutions 216 (1965) of 12 November 1965, 217 (1965), of 20 November 1965, 221 (1966) of 9 April 1966, 232 (1966) of 16 December 1966, 253 (1968) of 29 May 1968, 277 (1970) of 18 March 1970 and 288 (1970) of 17 November 1970,

Gravely concerned that certain States have not complied with the provisions of resolution 253 (1968), contrary to their obligations under Article 25 of the Charter of the United Nations,

Taking into account the fourth report[1] of the Committee established in pursuance of Security Council resolution 253 (1968) and its interim report[2] of 3 December 1971,

Acting in accordance with previous decisions of the Security Council on Southern Rhodesia, taken under Chapter VII of the Charter,

1.         Reaffirms its decision that the present sanctions against Southern Rhodesia shall remain fully in force until the aims and objectives set out in resolution 253 (1968) are completely achieved;

2.         Urges all States to implement fully all Security Council resolutions establishing sanctions against Southern Rhodesia, in accordance with their obligations under Article 25 and Article 2, paragraph 6, of the Charter of the United Nations and deplores the attitude of those States which have persisted in giving moral, political and economic assistance to the illegal régime;

3.         Declares that any legislation passed, or act taken, by any State with a view to permitting, directly or indirectly, the importation from Southern Rhodesia of any commodity falling within the scope of the obligations imposed by resolution 253 (1968), including chrome ore, would undermine sanctions and would be contrary to the obligations of States;

4.         Calls upon all States to refrain from taking any measures that would in any way permit or facilitate the importation from Southern Rhodesia of commodities falling within the scope of the obligations imposed by resolution 253 (1968), including chrome ore;

5.         Draws the attention of all States to the need for increasing vigilance in implementing the provisions of resolution 253 (1968) and, accordingly, calls upon them to take more effective measures to ensure full implementation of the sanctions;

6.         Requests the Committee established in pursuance of Security Council resolution 253 (1968) to meet, as a matter of urgency, to consider ways and means by which the implementation of sanctions may be ensured and to submit to the Council, not later than 15 April 1972, a report contained recommendations in this respect, including any suggestions that the Committee might wish to make concerning its terms of reference and any other measures designed to ensure the effectiveness of its work;

7.         Requests the Secretary-General to provide all appropriate assistance to the Committee in the discharge of this task.

Adopted at the 1645th meeting by
13 votes to none, with 2 abstentions
(United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, United
States of America).



[1] Ibid., twenty-sixth Year, Special supplement No. 2 and Corr.1 and Special Supplement No. 2A.

[2] Ibid., Supplement for October, November and December 1971, document S/10408.

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