United Nations Security Council Resolution 323

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UN Security Council
Resolution 323
Date 6 December 1972
Meeting no. 1,682
Code S/RES/323 (Document)
Subject The situation in Namibia
Voting summary
13 voted for
None voted against
1 abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 323, adopted on December 6, 1972, after recalling previous resolutions and reaffirming the United Naition's responsibility for Namibia, the Council observed with satisfaction that Namibians had an opportunity of expressing their aspirations to representatives of the UN and noted that the overwhelming majority of the opinions of those consulted were in favor of the abolition of the "homelands policy" and accession to national independence. The Council expressed regret for South Africa's opaqueness regarding self-determination for Namibia and invited the Secretary-General to continue his valuable efforts to ensure that the people of Namibia exercise their right to self-determination and independence.

The Resolution also determined that immediately following the partial renewal of membership on the Council, new representatives to fill the vacancies that would occur in the group established in accordance with resolution 309 would be appointed.

The resolution passed with 13 votes to none, while the Soviet Union abstained and the People's Republic of China did not participate in voting.

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