United Nations Security Council Resolution 606

United Nations Security Council resolution 606 was adopted unanimously on 23 December 1987, after recalling Resolution 602 (1987) and noting the Secretary-General's report authorised by that resolution. The Council condemned South Africa for its continued occupation of southern parts of the People's Republic of Angola and for its delay in withdrawing its forces from the area.

UN Security Council
Resolution 606
South Africa Border War Map.png
South African border operations
Date23 December 1987
Meeting no.2,778
CodeS/RES/606 (Document)
SubjectAngola-South Africa
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

The Council then requested the Secretary-General to continue monitoring the total withdrawal, with a view to obtaining a full-time frame from South Africa. It also requested him to report back at the earliest date regarding the withdrawal.

The draft Resolution 606 was submitted by Argentina, the Congo, Ghana, the United Arab Emirates and Zambia. The representative from Angola present said that while South Africa was announcing its withdrawal, it was, in fact, reinforcing its positions, while the South African Defence Force said it could not provide a timetable.[1]

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  1. ^ United Nations (2000). Repertoire of the practice of the Security Council: supplement 1985–1988. United Nations Publications. p. 268. ISBN 978-92-1-137029-4.

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