Special educational and training programmes for South West Africa

1901. Special educational and training programmes for South West Africa

The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 1705 (XVI) of 19 December 1961, by which it established a United Nations Special Training Programme for South West Africans, Having considered the report of the Secretary-General[1] submitted in accordance with paragraph 9 of resolution 1705 (XVI), Noting that few applicants for training under the Special Training Programme possess qualifications that would enable them to enter colleges or universities, Noting further that many of the scholarships offered by individual Member States are for higher education only and that few South West Africans possess the qualifications required to make use of such scholarships, Taking note of the difficulties encountered by United Nations scholars in securing necessary travel documents and other travel facilities,

1. Expresses its appreciation to those Member States which have made scholarships and travel grants available for the use of South West Africans;

2. Invites those Member States offering scholarships and those which might subsequently do so to consider providing in their offers scholarships for secondary education and for vocational and technical training;

3. Further invites Member States to give sympathetic consideration to requests by the Secretary General for the placement in their secondary, vocational or technical schools of candidates who have been awarded scholarships tinder the Special Training Programme for South West Africans:

4. Once again requests all Member States'. and in particular the Republic of South Africa, to facilitate in every possible way the travel of South West Africans seeking to avail themselves of educational opportunities provided tinder that Programme;

5. Requests the Secretary General to consult with the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples concerning the implementation of the Programme and to report, thereon to the General Assembly at its nineteenth session.

1257th plenary meeting,
13 November 1963.

[1] Official Records of the General Assembly, Eighteenth Session, Annexes, agenda item 55, documents A/5526 and Add.1.

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