UNGA Resolution on Namibia

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UNGA Resolution on Namibia

Post by Gesar » 22:03:02 Monday, 17 April, 2017

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John Malecela, Permanent Representative to the United Nations
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Nearly two years ago, gentlemen, the United Nations banded together to defend the people of South West Africa, also known as Namibia. In what was truly one of the hallmarks of our progressive era, the General Assembly removed the mandate of the South African state to rule over the nation, a move which has inspired millions of Africans who recall the horrors of colonial rule as well as the masses around the world who yet live under the tyranny of apartheid, racism, and colonialism both outright and subtle. Several months later, the General Assembly met again, establishinga United Nations Commission for the region, to administer the nation in a manner following the principles upon which this organization was founded upon.

It was a victory that day, not just for the Namibian people, who yearn for freedom and equal rights, but for all members of the United Nations, who can now claim that they have stood up for the rights of a long-suffering nation in the face of oppression. But it is, I say with a heavy heart, a victory that we have not capitalized on.

For we have yet to see action from the United Nations Security Council. I do not say this to speak ill of the members, permanent or otherwise, but as a reminder. We have taken steps forward, but the apartheid regime in South Africa has dug in its heels, and refused to comply with the regulations of an organization in which it claims membership, remaining inactive in the face of the international community's demands for justice. So it is therefore that I motion for the following on behalf of the United Republic of Tanzania, a concerned friend of all Africans seeking to liberate themselves from the bonds of colonialism:
Acknowledging that the Republic of South Africa has taken no steps to comply with General Assembly resolutions to transfer control of South West Africa back to the United Nations, and further
Recognizing that the occupation of South West Africa is therefore illegal under international law,
Reminding the Security Council that it is their primary responsibility to maintain international peace and security on behalf of the United Nations, and
Realizing that it is the obligation of the General Assembly, as per UNGA resolution 377 A ("Uniting for Peace"), to act when the Security Council cannot, it is
Proposed that the United Nations Commission for South West Africa be renamed to the UN Commission for Namibia, to better reflect the cause of the citizens of that region,
Advised by the General Assembly that the Security Council adopt an immediate article declaring the South African occupation of Namibia illegal, outlining the actions to be taken to ensure the Republic of South African complies with such a resolution, and
Pledged by the General Assembly that if the Security Council does not take action by 1 July 1968, UNGA resolution 377 A will be invoked and an emergency session on Namibia will be held.
Tanzania votes yes.
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Re: UNGA Resolution on Namibia

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The Imperial State of Iran abstains from the vote.
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Re: UNGA Resolution on Namibia

Post by Flamelord » 22:12:35 Monday, 17 April, 2017

The Federal Republic of Nigeria votes yes

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Post by Huojin » 22:16:19 Monday, 17 April, 2017

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Continued South African occupation of Namibia is one of the most bald faced examples of imperialist behaviour and colonialist mindsets still extant on the continent of Africa. Such a state of affairs cannot in good conscience be permitted to persist unopposed. The Iraqi Republic votes yes.

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Re: UNGA Resolution on Namibia

Post by Luc » 22:21:23 Monday, 17 April, 2017

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The Soviet Union believes that the unjust and illegal actions carried out by the South African Government in Namibia must be put to an end immediately. Thus, we clearly vote yes.
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Re: UNGA Resolution on Namibia

Post by OYID » 00:08:02 Wednesday, 19 April, 2017

The Republic of Cuba votes Yes.
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Re: UNGA Resolution on Namibia

Post by Serenissima » 09:52:37 Wednesday, 19 April, 2017

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The French Fifth Republic must vote no on this proposal until certain amendments are made. The operations and commissions of the United Nations must not operate under a basis of bias towards one party or another, in name or otherwise, and the final legal status of disputed territories is best resolved through negotiation rather than diktat. Nevertheless, the proposal is correct in that this is a matter for the Security Council, and should be handled by that body, not by the General Assembly.
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Re: UNGA Resolution on Namibia

Post by LordMoose » 10:52:29 Wednesday, 19 April, 2017

We here in South African then do belive that after France voted NO
that this vote has been VETO by the UNSC

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Post by Serenissima » 10:56:09 Wednesday, 19 April, 2017

LordMoose wrote:We here in South African then do belive that after France voted NO
that this vote has been VETO by the UNSC
We remind South Africa that veto power only applies to UNSC resolutions, not UNGA resolutions. This is a matter to be handled in a new resolution by the UNSC, not by the UNGA.
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Re: UNGA Resolution on Namibia

Post by LordMoose » 19:23:40 Wednesday, 19 April, 2017

Ok, we here in South Africa have 100% faith that they will do whats right or fair

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Re: UNGA Resolution on Namibia

Post by Gesar » 22:36:47 Wednesday, 19 April, 2017

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The French Fifth Republic must vote no on this proposal until certain amendments are made. The operations and commissions of the United Nations must not operate under a basis of bias towards one party or another, in name or otherwise, and the final legal status of disputed territories is best resolved through negotiation rather than diktat. Nevertheless, the proposal is correct in that this is a matter for the Security Council, and should be handled by that body, not by the General Assembly.
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Will the French representative deign to offer advice as to which amendments need to be made? We are at present skeptical as to how supposed bias could be removed from the resolution: the declaration of illegality is based on the UNGA resolution 2145, passed in 1966, which reaffirmed the right of the South West African people to self-determination, declared that the South African government has failed in their duties to said people, and called upon the United Nations to assume direct control.

This resolution, therefore, possesses no bias but that of the pre-determined United Nations position. If France intends to delay the Security Council's assumption of its duties, that is their prerogative, but do not pontificate on a mythic 'bias' that does not exist. The United Nations will act one way or the other.
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Re: UNGA Resolution on Namibia

Post by Zhukar » 23:43:47 Friday, 21 April, 2017

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The United States votes No.
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South Korea, MG
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Re: UNGA Resolution on Namibia

Post by Aesculus » 23:53:42 Monday, 24 April, 2017

The state of israel is real, and will vote No
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Re: UNGA Resolution on Namibia

Post by Master of Oblivion » 20:28:11 Tuesday, 25 April, 2017

This resolution fails by a vote of 50-54

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