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Resolution 545

Angola-South Africa


Resolution 545 (1983) of 20 December 1983
The Security Council,

Having heard the statement of the Permanent Representative of Angola to the United Nations,
Deeply concerned at the continued occupation of parts of southern Angola by the South African military
forces in flagrant violation of the principles and objectives of the Charter of the United Nations and of
international law.
Gravely concerned at the massive loss of human life and extensive destruction of property brought about by the
continuing attacks against and military occupation of the territory of Angola,
Recalling its resolutions 387 (1976), 428 (1978), 447 (1979), 454 (1979) and 475 (1980),
Bearing in mind that in accordance with Article 2, paragraph 4, of the Charter, all Member States shall refrain
in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political
independence of any State or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations,
Conscious of the need to take effective measures to maintain international peace and security in view of the
continued violation of the Charter by South Africa,
1. Strongly condemns South Africa's continued military occupation of parts of southern Angola which constitutes a
flagrant violation of international law and of the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Angola;
2. Declares that the continued illegal military occupation of the territory of Angola is a flagrant violation of
the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Angola and endangers international peace and security;
3. Demands that South Africa should unconditionally withdraw forthwith all its occupation forces from the
territory of Angola and cease all violations against that State and henceforth scrupulously respect the
sovereignty and territorial integrity of Angola;
4. Considers, moreover, that Angola is entitled to appropriate redress for any material damage it has suffered;
5. Calls upon all Member States to desist from any action which would undermine the independence, territorial
integrity and sovereignty of Angola;
6. Requests the Secretary-General to monitor the implementation of the present resolution and report to the
Security Council accordingly;
7. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

Adopted at the 2508th meeting by 14 votes to none, with 1 abstention (United States of America).

Angola, South Africa
Angola-South Africa
Related with resolutions
387 428 447 454 475
Quoted in resolutions
546 567 571 574 602
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