United Nations Security Council Resolution 772

United Nations Security Council resolution 772, adopted unanimously on 17 August 1992, after recalling Resolution 765 (1992) concerning the Boipatong massacre in South Africa and a report from the Secretary-General, the Council authorised Boutros Boutros-Ghali to deploy observers to the country after concerns raised in the report, known as the United Nations Observer Mission in South Africa.

UN Security Council
Resolution 772
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Flag of South Africa (1928–1994)
Date17 August 1992
Meeting no.3,107
CodeS/RES/772 (Document)
SubjectSouth Africa
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

The Secretary-General's proposals included the deployment of observers to strengthen mechanisms established in the National Peace Accord. The observers would be stationed in agreed locations across South Africa.[1] If necessary, the Observer Mission could be supplemented by appropriate international organisations such as the Organisation of African Unity, the Commonwealth and European Community. 50 observers were dispatched by September.[2]

The Council requested the Secretary-General to report quarterly or more frequently on the implementation of the current resolution, and asked for the full co-operation of the Government of South Africa, parties and organisations.

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  1. ^ United Nations: Department of Political Affairs (1989). Repertoire of the Practice of the Security Council: Supplement 1989–1992. United Nations Publications. p. 125. ISBN 978-92-1-137030-0.
  2. ^ Pfister, Roger (2005). Apartheid South Africa and African states: from pariah to middle power, 1961–1994. I.B.Tauris. p. 141. ISBN 978-1-85043-625-6.

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