United Nations Security Council Resolution 765

United Nations Security Council resolution 765, adopted on 16 July 1992, after recalling resolutions 392 (1976), 473 (1980), 554 (1984) and 556 (1984), the council condemned the escalating violence in South Africa, in particular the Boipatong massacre on 17 June 1992, which resulted in the deaths of 46 people,[1] and the suspension by the African National Congress (ANC) of bilateral talks with the South African government.[2]

UN Security Council
Resolution 765
South Africa
Date16 July 1992
Meeting no.3,096
CodeS/RES/765 (Document)
SubjectSouth Africa
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

The resolution urged the South African authorities to bring an end to the violence and those responsible for the shooting of demonstrators to justice. It also called on upon the parties concerned to ensure the implementation of the National Peace Accord.

The council went on to invite the Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali to appoint a special representative of South Africa in order to recommend, after negotiations with the ANC, other parties and the South African government, a series of measures that could bring about an end to the political violence in the country and would lead to a transition to a democratic, non-racist, South Africa.[3] The special representative, Cyrus Vance, visited South Africa from 21 to 31 July 1992, and the secretary-general reported to the council on 7 July 1992, leading to the adoption of Resolution 772.[3]

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  1. ^ Human Rights Commission (South Africa), National Anti-Repression Forum (South Africa) (1993). "Area repression report". The Commission. p. 36. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  2. ^ Ottaway, David B. (22 June 1992). "ANC Halts 2-Party Talks With S. Africa; Mandela Protests Massacre, Shootings". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b Yusuf, Abdulqawi (1996). African Yearbook of International Law Vol 3 1995. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. p. 214. ISBN 978-90-411-0268-3.

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