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Security Council resolution 431 (1978) [Namibia]

Publisher UN Security Council
Publication Date 27 July 1978
Citation / Document Symbol S/RES/431 (1978)
Reference 1978 Security Council Resolutions
Cite as UN Security Council, Security Council resolution 431 (1978) [Namibia], 27 July 1978, S/RES/431 (1978), available at: [accessed 21 October 2017]

Resolution 431 (1978) of 27 July 1978

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolution 385 (1976) of 30 January 1976,

Taking note of the proposal for a settlement of the Namibian situation contained in document S/12636 of 10 April 1978,[1]

1. Requests the Secretary-General to appoint a Special Representative for Namibia in order to ensure the early independence of Namibia through free elections under the supervision and control of the United Nations;

2. Further requests the Secretary-General to submit at the earliest possible date a report containing his recommendations for the implementation of the proposal for a settlement of the Namibian situation in accordance with Security Council resolution 385 (1976);

3. Urges all concerned to exert their best efforts towards the achievement of independence by Namibia at the earliest possible date.

Adopted at the 2082nd meeting by 13 votes to none, with 2 abstentions (Czechoslovakia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics).


1 Ibid., Supplement for April, May and June 1978.

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