United Nations Security Council Resolution 454

United Nations Security Council resolution 454, adopted on 2 November 1979, after hearing representations from the People's Republic of Angola, the Council recalled resolutions 387 (1976) and 447 (1979), noting its concern and condemned the continuing attacks on the country by South Africa through illegally-occupied South West Africa.

UN Security Council
Resolution 454
South Africa Border War Map.png
South African border operations
Date2 November 1979
Meeting no.2,170
CodeS/RES/454 (Document)
SubjectAngola–South Africa
Voting summary
  • 12 voted for
  • None voted against
  • 3 abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

The Council demanded South Africa cease the attacks and respect Angola's sovereignty and territorial integrity. It also called upon South Africa to cease using the territory of South West Africa to launch attacks against Angola and other African states. The resolution requested that Member States offer immediate assistance to Angola in order to strengthen its defence capabilities.

The resolution was approved by 12 votes to none; France, the United Kingdom and United States abstained.

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