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Resolution 386

Mozambique-Southern Rhodesia


Resolution 386 (1976) of 17 March 1976
The Security Council,

Taking note of the statement made by the President of the People's Republic of Mozambique on 3 March 1976,
Having heard the statement of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of Mozambique,
Gravely concerned at the situation created by the provocative and aggressive acts committed by the illegal
minority regime in Southern Rhodesia against the security and territorial integrity of the People's Republic of
Reaffirming the inalienable right of the people of Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) to self-determination and
independence, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960, and the legitimacy of
their struggle to secure the enjoyment of such rights, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations,
Recalling its resolution 253 (1968) of 29 May 1968 imposing sanctions against Southern Rhodesia,
Recalling further its resolutions 277 (1970) of 18 March 1970 and 318 (1972) of 28 July 1972,
Noting with appreciation the decision of the Government of Mozambique to sever immediately all trade and
communication links with Southern Rhodesia in accordance with the decision of the Council and in strict observance
of economic sanctions.
Considering that this decision constitutes an important contribution to the realization of the United Nations
objectives in Southern Rhodesia in accordance with the principles and purposes of the Charter,
Recognizing that the action of the Government of Mozambique is in accordance with resolution 253 (1968),
Bearing in mind the provisions of Articles 49 and 50 of the Charter.
1. Commends the Government of Mozambique for its decision to sever all economic and trade relations with Southern
2. Condemns all provocative and aggressive acts, including military incursions, against the People's Republic of
Mozambique by the illegal minority regime of Southern Rhodesia;
3. Takes note of the urgent and special economic needs of Mozambique arising from its implementation of resolution
253 (1968), as indicated in the statement by its Minister for Foreign Affairs;
4. Appeals to all States to provide immediate financial, technical and material assistance to Mozambique, so that
Mozambique can carry out its economic development programme normally and enhance its capacity to implement fully
the system of sanctions;
5. Requests the United Nations and the organizations and programmes concerned, in particular the Economic and
Social Council, the United Nations Development Programme, the World Food Programme, the World Bank, the
International Monetary Fund and all United Nations specialized agencies, to assist Mozambique in the present
economic situation and to consider periodically the question of economic assistance to Mozambique as envisaged in
the present resolution;
6. Requests the Secretary-General, in collaboration with the appropriate organizations of the United Nations
system, to organize, with immediate effect, all forms of financial, technical and material assistance to Mozambique
to enable it to overcome the economic difficulties arising from its application of economic sanctions against the
racist regime in Southern Rhodesia.

Adopted unanimously at the 1892nd meeting.

Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Mozambique-Southern Rhodesia
Related with resolutions
253 277 318
Quoted in resolutions
Security Council Composition