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United Nations Security Council Resolution 435

United Nations Security Council Resolution 435, adopted on September 29, 1978, put forward proposals for a cease-fire and UN-supervised elections in South African-controlled South West Africa which ultimately led to the independence of Namibia. Importantly, it established the United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) which oversaw the election and the South African withdrawal.

UN Security Council
Resolution 435
Location of Namibia
Date29 September 1978
Meeting no.2,087
CodeS/RES/435 (Document)
Voting summary
12 voted for
None voted against
2 abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

The resolution was adopted by 12 votes to none; Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union abstained while the People's Republic of China did not participate in the vote.

On December 22, 1988, South Africa agreed to implement the resolution upon its signature of the Tripartite Accord at Mount Etjo Lodge in Central Namibia (also known as the Mount Etjo Accord).[1]

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  1. ^ Wellens, Karen; T.M.C. Asser Instituut (1990). Resolutions and statements of the United Nations Security Council (1946–1989): a thematic guide. BRILL. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-7923-0796-9.

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