The Nigerian delegation to the United Nations -- empowered to speak for the UN-designated territory of Namibia -- called on Sunday (July 30) for South-West Africa to be given a voice in the dispute over its status.
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ADENJI: "The Council for Namibia regrets the failure to involve it actively in connection with the implementation of resolution 309 -- an omission which, the Council hopes, will be avoided in any future action in pursuit of that resolution. In the light of recent experiences, the Council for Namibia felt that it could not emphasise too strongly the need for total support by all organs of the United Nations for its legal status for the territory of Namibia. It must, I repeat again, be adequately involved in future efforts in implementation of resolution 309 if the United Nations is not to on its own erode from its legal position as far as Namibia is concerned. Finally, Mr President, I wish to emphasise again that the United Nations must resist with all its resources any attempt at vulcanisation of the territory of Namibia. The unity be an article of faith for the United Nations in...for their implementation of resolution 309. I thank you, Sir".
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Background: The Nigerian delegation to the United Nations -- empowered to speak for the UN-designated territory of Namibia -- called on Sunday (July 30) for South-West Africa to be given a voice in the dispute over its status.
South-West Africa is administered by South Africa.
In a Security Council debate, the Nigerian delegate, Mr. O. Adenji, said the Council for Namibia regretted the failure of the UN to involve it actively in the carrying-out Resolution 309. This resolution gave UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim a mandate to begin contacts with all parties to the dispute over South- west Africa.
Herewith a transcript of the section used from Mr Adenji's speech: