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Resolution 765

South Africa (16 July)


Resolution 765 (1992) of 16 July 1992

The Security Council,

Recalling its resolutions 392 (1976) of 19 June 1976, 473 (1980) of 13 June 1980, 554 (1984) of 17 August 1984 and 556 (1984) of 23 October 1984,

Gravely concerned by the escalating violence in South Africa, which is causing a heavy loss of human life and by its consequences for the peaceful negotiations aimed at creating a democratic, non-racial and united South Africa,

Concerned that the continuation of this situation would seriously jeopardize peace and security in the region,

Recalling the Declaration on Apartheid and its Des-tructive Consequences in Southern Africa 346 adopted by consensus by the General Assembly at its sixteenth special session, on 14 December 1989, which called for negotiations in South Africa to take place in a climate free of violence,

Emphasizing the responsibility of the South African authorities to take all necessary measures to stop the violence immediately and protect the life and property of all South Africans,

Emphasizing also the need for all parties to cooperate in combating violence and to exercise restraint,

Concerned at the break in the negotiating process and determined to help the people of South Africa in their legitimate struggle for a non-racial, democratic society,

1. Condemns the escalating violence in South Africa and in particular the massacre at Boipatong township on 17 June 1992, as well as subsequent incidents of violence, including the shooting of unarmed protesters;
2. Strongly urges the South African authorities to take
immediate measures to bring an effective end to the ongoing
violence and to bring those responsible to justice;
3. Calls upon all the parties to cooperate in combating violence and to ensure the effective implementation of the National Peace Accord;347

4. Invites the Secretary-General to appoint, as a matter of urgency, a Special Representative for South Africa in order to recommend, after, inter alia, discussion with the parties, measures which would assist in bringing an effective end to the violence and in creating conditions for negotiations leading towards a peaceful transition to a democratic, non-racial and united South Africa, and to submit a report to the Security Council as early as possible;

5. Urges all parties to cooperate with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in carrying out his mandate, and to remove the obstacles to the resumption of negotiations;

6. Underlines, in this regard, the importance of all parties cooperating in the resumption of the negotiating process as speedily as possible;

7. Urges the international community to maintain the existing measures imposed by the Council for the purpose of bringing an early end to apartheid in South Africa;

8. Decides to remain seized of the matter until a democratic, non-racial and united South Africa is established.

Adopted unanimously at the 3096th meeting

South Africa
South Africa (16 July)
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