United Nations Security Council Resolution 311
|UN Security Council
|Date||4 February 1972|
|Subject||The Question of race conflict in South Africa resulting from the policies of apartheid of the Government of the Republic of South Africa|
|14 voted for
None voted against
|Security Council composition|
|International opposition to
apartheid in South Africa
United Nations Security Council Resolution 311, adopted on February 4, 1972, after reaffirming previous resolutions on the topic and noting the continued military build-up by South Africa, the Council condemned the policy of apartheid and recognized the legitimacy of the struggle of the oppressed people of South Africa.
The Council then urgently called upon the government of South Africa to release all persons imprisoned as a result of apartheid and called upon all states to strictly observe the arms embargo. The Council finished by urging governments and individuals to contribute generously and regularly to UN funds for humanitarian and training purposes for the people of South Africa and decided to examine methods of resolving the present situation.
The resolution was adopted by 14 votes to none; France abstained from voting.
- List of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 301 to 400 (1971 – 1976)
- South Africa under apartheid
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