United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG)

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

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History

29 Sep 1978, by resolution 435 (1978) of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), within the framework of the United Nations Council for Namibia, as part of United Nations Peace-keeping Operations (DOMP) of the 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 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.

Aims

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 Help ensure that: all hostile acts are ended; troops are confined to base and ultimately withdrawn; discriminatory laws are repealed; political prisoners are released; Namibian refugees are permitted to return; intimidation is prevented; law and order are impartially maintained.

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Subjects *

  • Government
    • Politics
  • International Relations
    • United Nations
  • Development
    • Assistance
  • Innovative change
    • Change

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

F0961

Last News Received

198903
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