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Resolution 333

Southern Rhodesia


Resolution 333 (1973) of 22 May 1973
The Security Council,

Recalling its resolutions 320 (1972) of 29 September 1972 and 328 (1973) of 10 March 1973,
Noting that measures so far instituted by the Security Council and the General Assembly have not brought to an
end the illegal regime in Southern Rhodesia,
Reiterating its grave concern that some States contrary to Security Council resolutions 232 (1966) of 16 December
1966, 253 (1968) of 29 May 1968 and 277 (1970) of 18 March 1970 and to their obligations under Article 25 of the
Charter of the United Nations, have failed to prevent trade with the illegal regime in Southern Rhodesia,
Condemning the persistent refusal of South Africa and Portugal to co-operate with the United Nations in the
effective observance and implementation of sanctions against Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) in clear violation of
the Charter of the United Nations,
Having considered the second special report of the Committee established in pursuance of resolution 253 (1968)
(S/10920 and Corr.l),
Taking note of the letter dated 27 April from the Chairman of the Special Committee on the Situation with regard
to the Implementation of the Declaration
on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (S/10923),
1. Approves the recommendations and suggestions contained in paragraphs 10 to 22 of the second special report of
the Committee established in pursuance of resolution 253 (1968);
2. Requests the Committee, as well as all Governments, and the Secretary-General as appropriate, to take urgent
action to implement the recommendations and suggestions referred to above,
3. Requests States with legislation permitting importation of minerals and other products from Southern Rhodesia
to repeal it immediately;
4. Calls upon States to enact and enforce immediately legislation providing for the imposition of severe penalties
on persons natural or juridical that evade or commit breach of sanctions by:
(a) Importing any goods from Southern Rhodesia;
(b) Exporting any goods to Southern Rhodesia;
(c) Providing any facilities for transport of goods to and from Southern Rhodesia;
(d) Conducting or facilitating any transaction or trade that may enable Southern Rhodesia to obtain from or send
to any country any goods or services;
(e) Continuing to deal with clients in South Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea (Bissau) and Namibia after it has
become known that the clients are re-exporting the goods or components thereof to Southern Rhodesia, or that goods
received from such clients are of Southern Rhodesian origin;
5. Requests States, in the event of their trading with South Africa and Portugal, to provide that purchase
contracts with those countries should clearly stipulate, in a manner legally enforceable, the prohibition of
dealing in goods of Southern Rhodesian origin; likewise, sales contracts with these countries should include a
prohibition of resale or re-export of goods to Southern Rhodesia;
6. Calls upon States to pass legislation forbidding insurance companies under their jurisdiction from covering air
flights into and out of Southern Rhodesia and individuals or air cargo carried on them;
7. Calls upon States to undertake appropriate legislative measures to ensure that all valid marine insurance
contracts contain specific provisions that no goods of Southern Rhodesian origin or destined to Southern Rhodesia
shall be covered by such contracts;
8. Calls upon States to inform the Committee established in pursuance of resolution 253 (1968) on their present
sources of supply and quantities of chrome, asbestos, nickel, pig iron, tobacco, meat and sugar, together with the
quantities of these goods they obtained from Southern Rhodesia before the application of sanctions.

Adopted at the 1716th meeting by 12 votes to none with 3 abstentions (France, United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Northern Ireland, United Suites of America).

South Africa, Portugal, Zimbabwe
Southern Rhodesia
Related with resolutions
232 253 277 320 328
Security Council Composition