Resolution 319 (1972) of 1 August 1972

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolution 309 (1972) of 4 February 1972, and without prejudice to other resolutions adopted on the question of Namibia,

Having considered the report submitted by the Secretary-General[1] in accordance with resolution 309 (1972),

1. Notes with appreciation the efforts made by the Secretary-General in the implementation of resolution 309 (1972);

2. Reaffirms the inalienable and imprescriptible right of the people of Namibia to self-determination and independence;

3. Reaffirms also the national unity and territorial integrity of Namibia;

4. Invites the Secretary-General, in consultation and close-operation with the group of the Security Council established in accordance with resolution 309 (1972), to continue his contacts with all parties concerned, with a view to establishing the necessary conditions so as to enable the people of Namibia, freely and with strict regard to the principle of human equality, to exercise their right to self-determination and independence, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations;

5. Approves the proposal of the Secretary-General to proceed, after necessary consultations, with the appointment of a representative to assist him in the discharge of his mandate as set out in paragraph 4 above;

6. Requests the Secretary-General to keep the Security Council informed as appropriate and in any case to report to it on the implementation of resolution 309 (1972) and of the present resolution not later than 15 November 1972.

Adopted at the 1657th meeting by 14 votes to none.[2]


1 Ibid., document S/10738.

2 One member (China) did not participate in the voting.


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