The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed an International Year of Solidarity with the people of Namibia (South West Africa).
The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed an International Year of Solidarity with the people of Namibia (South West Africa). A U.N. plan devised by representatives of five countries, Great Britain, France, the U.S.A., West Germany and Canada, called for the dispatch of a U.N. army along with one thousand civilian officials to supervise new elections in Namibia. However, the South African government claims that the plan deviated from what South Africa has previously agreed. Although the Pretoria government has not closed the door on the proposal, the hopes of reviving the plan are reportedly dim. Paul John Fermino Lusaka, President of the Council of Namibia, at a meeting of the General Assembly spoke for those who died at Kassinga during an attack which South Africa said was aimed at SWAPO (South West African Union) guerillas and Cuban instructors.
SYNOPSIS: The General Assembly decided to reconvene on May the twenty-third to resume the debate, after Mr. Theo-Ben-Guriab, the UN Permanent Observer for the South West African people's Organisation (SWAPO) and others spoke.