Resolution 392(1976) of 19 June 1976
The Security Council,
Having considered the letter of the representatives of Benin, the Libyan Arab Republic and the United Republic of
Tanzania, on behalf of the African Group at the United Nations, concerning the measures of repression, including
wanton killings, perpetrated by the apartheid regime in South Africa against the African people in Soweto and other
areas in South Africa.
Having considered also the telegram from the President of the Democratic Republic of Madagascar to the
Deeply shocked over large-scale killings and wounding of Africans in South Africa, following the callous shooting
of African people including schoolchildren and students demonstrating against racial discrimination on 16 June
Convinced that this situation has been brought about by the continued imposition by the South African Government
of apartheid and racial discrimination, in defiance of the resolutions of the Security Council and the General
1. Strongly condemns the South African Government for its resort to massive violence against and killings of the
African people including schoolchildren and students and others opposing racial discrimination;
2. Expresses its profound sympathy to the victims of this violence;
3. Reaffirms that the policy of apartheid is a crime against the conscience and dignity of mankind and seriously
disturbs international peace and security;
4. Recognizes the legitimacy of the struggle of the South African people for the elimination of apartheid and
5. Calls upon the South African Government urgently to end violence against the African people and to take urgent
steps to eliminate apartheid and racial discrimination;
6. Decides to remain seized of the matter.
Adopted at the 1930th meeting by consensus.