Resolution 601 (1987) of 30 October 1987
The Security Council,
Having considered the reports of the Secretary-General of 31 March and 27 October 1987,
Having heard the statement by the President of the United Nations Council for Namibia.
Having also considered the statement by Mr. Theo-Ben Gurirab, Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the South
West Africa People's Organization,
Recalling General Assembly resolutions 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960 and 2145 (XXI) of 27 October 1966 as well
as resolution S-14/1 of 20 September 1986.
Recalling and reaffirming its resolutions 269 (1969). 276 (1970), 301 (1971). 385 (1976), 431 (1978). 432 (1978).
435 (1978). 439 (1978). 532 (1983), 539 (1983). and 566 (1985),
1. Strongly condemns racist South Africa for its continued illegal occupation of Namibia and its stubborn refusal
to comply with the resolutions and decisions of the Security Council, in particular resolutions 385 (1976) and
2. Reaffirms the legal and direct responsibility of the United Nations over Namibia;
3. Affirms that all outstanding issues relevant to the implementation of its resolution 435 (1978) have now been
resolved as stated in the Secretary-General's reports of 31 March and 27 October 1987;
4. Welcomes the expressed readiness of the South West Africa People's Organization to sign and observe a
ceasefire agreement with South Africa, in order to pave the way for the implementation of resolution 435 (1978);
5. Decides to authorize the Secretary-General to proceed to arrange a cease-fire between South Africa and the
South West Africa People's Organization in order to undertake the administrative and other practical steps
necessary for the emplacement of the United Nations Transition Assistance Group;
6. Urges States Members of the United Nations to render all the necessary practical assistance to the
Secretary-General and his staff in the implementation of the present resolution;
7. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Security Council on the progress in the implementation of the
present resolution and to submit his report as soon as possible;
8. Decides to remain seized of the matter.
Adopted at the 2759th meeting by 14 votes to none, with 1 abstention (United Stales of America).