Treatment of people of Indian origin in the Union of South Africa

XIII. RESOLUTION ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE SPECIAL POLITICAL COMMITTEE
1302. Treatment of people of Indian origin in the Union of South Africa

The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 1179 (XII) of 26 November 1957, Having considered the reports of the Governments of India[1]1and Pakistan[2]

1. Notes that the Governments of both India and Pakistan have reiterated their readiness to enter into negotiations with the Government of the Union of South Africa in accordance with the expressed desires of the United Nations, and with the express declaration that such negotiations would not in any way prejudice their own position or the position taken by the Government of the Union of South Africa regarding their respective juridical stands in the dispute;

2. Regrets that the Government of the Union of South Africa has not replied to the communications sent by the Governments of India and Pakistan on this subject and has not yet agreed to confer with those Governments with a view to arriving at a solution of this problem in accordance with the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;

3. Appeals to the Government of the Union of South Africa to enter into negotiations to that end with the Governments of India and Pakistan without prejudice to the position taken by the Union of South Africa regarding its juridical stand on the issue;

4. Invites Member States to use their good offices, as appropriate, to bring about negotiations in accordance with the desires expressed by the General Assembly at previous sessions;

5. Invites the parties concerned to report to the General Assembly as appropriate, jointly or separately, regarding any progress which may be made.

783rd plenary meeting,
10 December 1958.


[1] Official Records of the General Assembly, Thirteenth Session, Annexes, agenda item 62, document A/3850. [2] Ibid., document A/3854.
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