United Nations Security Council Resolution 919

United Nations Security Council resolution 919, adopted unanimously on 25 May 1994, after recalling all resolutions on South Africa, in particular resolutions 282 (1970), 418 (1977), 421 (1977), 558 (1984) and 591 (1986), the Council welcomed the recent general elections and new government and decided, under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, to terminate the arms embargo and all other restrictions against South Africa.[clarification needed][1]

UN Security Council
Resolution 919
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South African President Nelson Mandela
Date25 May 1994
Meeting no.3,379
CodeS/RES/919 (Document)
SubjectSouth Africa
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

Measures imposed in other resolutions would also be ended. The Committee of the Security Council established in Resolution 421 was also dissolved.

Thabo Mbeki, Deputy President of South Africa, welcomed the lifting of restrictions, stating that they were "acceptance by the world body that we (South Africa) have become a democratic country".[2]

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  1. ^ Hilaire, Max (2005). United Nations law and the Security Council. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-7546-4489-7.
  2. ^ "Curbs on South Africa End". The New York Times. 26 May 1994.

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