• Short Summary

    THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS TODAY (TUESDAY) AGAIN DISCUSSING RESOLUTIONS RELATING TO SOUTH AFRICA'S REFUSAL TO RETURN CONTROL OF SOUTH WEST AFRICA, WHICH IT HOLDS UNDER TRUSTEESHIP, TO THE U.

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    GV EXT U.N. BUILDING
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    SV INT..U.N. BUILDING U.N. PLAQUE
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    3.
    SV MR MAKONNEN (ETHIOPIA) SPEAKS (SOF)
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    TRANSCRIPT:



    "SOUTH AFRICA'S CONTINUING DEFIANCE OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND HER NEGATIVE REPLY TO THE FIRST APPROACH BY THE U.N. COMMISSION FOR SOUTH WEST AFRICA NEEDS TO BE CONSIDERED NOT ON ITS OWN BUT WITHIN THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONTEXT IF IT IS TO BE PROPERLY APPRAISED AND UNDERSTOOD IN THE LIGHT OF THE HISTORIC RESPONSIBILITY THAT THE UNITED NATIONS HAS TAKEN UPON ITSELF WITH REGARD TO THIS INTERNATIONAL TERRITORY AND ITS PEOPLE. FOR IT IS NOW CLEAR FOR ANYONE TO SEE THAT THROUGHOUT LAST YEAR WE WERE ASKED TO SHOW CAUSE WHY THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SHOULD NOT WAIT A LITTLE LONGER IN ORDER TO ALLOW THE FULL IMPACT OF ITS COLLECTIVE WILL TO OPERATE ON SOUTH AFRICA, SURELY THE SAME ARGUMENT CANNOT BE REPEATED TODAY WITH ANY SEMBLANCE OF JUSTIFICATION. THE BURDEN OF PROOF HAS IRREVOCABLY SHIFTED. THOSE WHO MAINTAINED THAT ARGUMENT LAST YEAR HAVE NOW TO FURNISH PROOF WHETHER ANOTHER OFFER OF THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT WILL HELP THE UNITED NATIONS TO ASSERT EITHER IN THE SHORT OR IN THE LONG RUN ITS RESPONSIBILITY AND AUTHORITY. OTHERWISE, CONTINUING THE SAME ARGUMENT, WHEN THERE IS NO INDICATION TO WARRANT HOPE, COULD ONLY BE CONSIDERED AN ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE FROM HAVING TO FACE THE INESCAPABLE. THIS SEEMS TO US THE CENTRAL MESSAGE OF THE REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS COUNCIL FOR SOUTH WEST AFRICA, WHICH IS NOW BEFORE THE ASSEMBLY. AS IS TO BE EXPECTED, THIS COUNCIL, WHICH HAS BEEN SET UP IN ACCORDANCE WITH RESOLUTIONS 2145 AND 2248 OF THE FIFTH SPECIAL SESSION, HAVE BEEN RUDELY REBUFFED BY SOUTH AFRICA IN ITS INITIAL REQUEST FOR COOPERATION IN THE DISCHARGE OF ITS FUNCTIONS."




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    Background: THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS TODAY (TUESDAY) AGAIN DISCUSSING RESOLUTIONS RELATING TO SOUTH AFRICA'S REFUSAL TO RETURN CONTROL OF SOUTH WEST AFRICA, WHICH IT HOLDS UNDER TRUSTEESHIP, TO THE U.N. YESTERDAY, THE ETHIOPIAN DELEGATE, MR MAKONNEN, ACCUSED SOUTH AFRICA OF "RUDELY REBUFFING" THE UNITED NATIONS COUNCIL FOR SOUTH WEST AFRICA IN ITS ATTEMPTS TO TAKE OVER THE TERRITORY.

    SOUTH AFRICA HAS REFUSED TO ACCEPT THE LEGALITY OF THE ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION OF OCTOBER 1966 DECLARING SOUTH WEST AFRICA TO BE THE DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY OF THE UNITED NATIONS. THE U.N. COUNCIL FOR SOUTH WEST AFRICA REPORTED RECENTLY THAT IT COULD NOT CARRY OUT ITS ASSIGNMENT TO TAKE OVER THE TERRITORY BECAUSE OF THE "DEFIANCE" AND COMPLETE LACK OF CO-OPERATION BY SOUTH AFRICA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1SY6XVNO2O5JNJHJE6NUQAB82
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SY6XVNO2O5JNJHJE6NUQAB82
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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