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General Assembly resolution: The policies of apartheid of the Government of the Republic of South Africa

6 November 1962

The General Assembly,

  1. Deplores the failure of the Government of the Republic of South Africa to comply with the repeated requests and demands of the General Assembly and of the Security Council and its flouting of world public opinion by refusing to abandon its racial policies;
  2. Strongly deprecates the continued and total disregard by the Government of South Africa of its obligations under the Charter of the United Nations and, furthermore, its determined aggravation of racial issues by enforcing measures of increasing ruthlessness involving violence and bloodshed;
  3. Reaffirms that the continuance of those policies seriously endangers international peace and security;
  4. Requests Member States to take the following measures, separately or collectively, in conformity with the Charter, to bring about the abandonment of those policies:
  • Breaking off diplomatic relations with the Government of the Republic of South Africa or refraining from establishing such relations;
  • Closing their ports to all vessels flying the South African flag;
  • Enacting legislation prohibiting their ships from entering South African ports;
  • Boycotting all South African goods and refraining from exporting goods, including all arms and ammunition, to South Africa;
  • Refusing landing and passage facilities to all aircraft belonging to the Government of South Africa and companies registered under the laws of South Africa;

5. Decides to establish a Special Committee consisting of representatives of Member States nominated by the President of the General Assembly, with the following terms of reference;

  • To keep the racial policies of the Government of South Africa under review when the Assembly is not in session;
  • To report either to the Assembly or to the Security Council or to both, as may be appropriate, from time to time;