United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG)

Groupe d'assistance des Nations Unies pour la période de transition (GANUPT)

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29 Sep 1978, by resolution 435 (1978) of the E-XE3376 - United Nations Security Council (UNSC), within the framework of the H-XE1030 - United Nations Council for Namibia, as part of United Nations Peace-keeping Operations of the A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN). The Council was dissolved 11 Sep 1990, following independence of Namibia, 21 Mar 1990. A tripartite agreement between Angola, Cuba and South Africa (known as the Protocol of Brazzaville), signed 22 Dec 1988, New York NY (USA), at UN Headquarters, committed the signatory States to a series of measures necessary to achieve peace in the region and opened the way to the independence of Namibia in accordance with the United Nations plan. A second agreement was signed at the same time between Angola and Cuba on the withdrawal of Cuban troops. In accordance with a stipulation in the bilateral agreement, at the request of the two Governments, the United Nations dispatched the U-XF0067 - United Nations Angola Verification Mission (UNAVEM) to Angola to verify the redeployment northwards and the phased withdrawal of the Cuban troops. Operational from 1 Apr 1989, its mission was completed in Mar 1990.


Help UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Namibia oversee free and fair elections in Namibia for a Constituent Assembly, held by the South African Administrator-General under United Nations supervision and control. Help ensure that: all hostile acts are ended; troops are confined to base and ultimately withdrawn; discriminatory laws are repealed; political prisoners are released; Namibian refugees are permitted to return; intimidation is prevented; law and order are impartially maintained.


Headquarters at Windhoek (Namibia). Offices of the Special Representative of UN Secretary-General; Election Unit; Force Commander; Police Adviser; representative of the E-XE3016 - UNHCR; Chief Administrative Officer. UNTAG civilian and military components are operating under the authority of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General.


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GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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