• Short Summary

    THE UNITED NATIONS COUNCIL FOR SOUTH WEST AFRICA HAS ASKED THE SECURITY COUNCIL TO TAKE WHAT IT TERMS "EFFECTIVE MEASURES" TO OUST SOUTH AFRICA FROM THE TERRITORY.

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    GV NIGHT SHOT, EXTERIOR: U.N. BUILDING.
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    MV INTERIOR: U.N. PLACQUE.
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    MV VRATUSA SPEAKS (SOF) STARTS: "THE COUNCIL IS ALSO CONSIDERING..." SOF ENDS: "...WITH THE UNITED NATIONS."
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    VRATUSA: "THE COUNCIL IS ALSO CONSIDERING THE QUESTION OF ESTABLISHING EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING PROGRAMMES FOR SOUTH WEST AFRICANS AND THE QUESTION OF ASSISTANCE - ASSISTANCE TO SOUTH WEST AFRICAN REFUGEES THROUGH THE MACHINERY OF THE U.N. HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES OR BY OTHER SUITABLE ARRANGEMENT. I WISH TO STRESS, HOWEVER, WITH DEEPEST CONCERN THAT THE COUNCIL CONTINUES TO BE OBSTRUCTED IN THESE SOCIAL AND HUMANITARIAN ENDEAVOURS AS WELL BY PERSISTENT REFUSAL OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT TO CO-OPERATE IN ANY MANNER WITH THE UNITED NATIONS."




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    Background: THE UNITED NATIONS COUNCIL FOR SOUTH WEST AFRICA HAS ASKED THE SECURITY COUNCIL TO TAKE WHAT IT TERMS "EFFECTIVE MEASURES" TO OUST SOUTH AFRICA FROM THE TERRITORY.

    A REPORT BY THE COUNCIL WAS INTRODUCED TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY MR. ANTON VRATUSA OF YUGOSLAVIA, THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT.

    HE SAID IT WAS PLANNED TO MAKE ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO ENTER SOUTH WEST AFRICA AS SOON AS ARRANGEMENT COULD BE MADE. AN ATTEMPT LAST MONTH WAS FRUSTRATED BY SOUTH AFRICA, WHICH SHOULD HAVE TERMINATED ITS MANDATE ON THE TERRITORY IN 1966 TO ALLOW THE U.N. TO TAKE OVER AS A PRELIMINARY TO INDEPENDENCE.

    IN ITS REPORT THE COUNCIL SAID IT FEARED THAT THE PERSISTENT REFUSAL ON THE PART OF SOUTH AFRICA TO COMPLY WITH THE DECISIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS WOULD INEVITABLY LEAD TO VIOLENCE AND RACIAL WAR, AND CONSTITUTE A GRAVE THREAT TO INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY IN THE AREA.

    MR. VRATUSA ALSO MENTIONED THE QUESTION OF SOUTH WEST AFRICAN REFUGEES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7L30DN8DF2QE3BVJF0F1GH1YK
    Media URN:
    VLVA7L30DN8DF2QE3BVJF0F1GH1YK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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