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Consiglio di Sicurezza - 6 gennaio 1984
RESOLUTION 546 (1984)


S/RES/546 (1984)

6 January 1984

Adopted by the Security Council at its 2511th meeting on 6 January 1984

The Security Council,

Having considered the statement of the Permanent Representative of Angola to the United Nations,

Recalling its resolutions 387 (1976), 418 (1977), 428 (1978), 447 (1979), 454 (1979), 475 (1980) and 545 (1983),

Gravely concerned at the renewed escalation of unprovoked bombing and persistent acts of aggression, including the continued military occupation, committed by the racist regime of South Africa in violation of the sovereignty, airspace and territorial integrity of Angola,

Grieved at the tragic and mounting loss of human life and concerned about the damage and destruction of property resulting from those escalated bombing and other military attacks against and occupation of the territory of Angola by South Africa,

Indignant at the continued military occupation of parts of the territory of Angola by South Africa in contravention of the Charter of the United Nations and relevant Security Council resolutions,

Conscious of the need to take effective steps for the prevention and removal of all threats to international peace and security posed by South Africa's military attacks,

1.Strongly condemns South Africa for its renewed, intensified, premeditated and unprovoked bombing, as well as the continuing occupation of parts of the territory of Angola, which constitute a flagrant violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of that country and endanger seriously international peace and security;

2.Further strongly condemns South Africa for its utilization of the international territory of Namibia as a springboard for perpetrating the armed attacks as well as sustaining its occupation of parts of the territory of Angola;

3.Demands that South Africa cease immediately all bombing and other acts of aggression and unconditionally withdraw forthwith all its military forces occupying Angolan territory as well as undertake to scrupulously respect the sovereignty, airspace, territorial integrity and independence of Angola;

4.Calls upon all States to implement fully the arms embargo imposed against South Africa in Security Council resolution 418 (1977);

5.Reaffirms the right of Angola, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Charter of the United Nations and, in particular, Article 51, to take all the measures necessary to defend and safeguard its sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence;

6.Renews its request to Member States to extend all necessary assistance to the People's Republic of Angola in order to defend itself against South Africa's escalating military attacks as well as its continuing occupation of parts of Angola;

7.Reaffirms further that Angola is entitled to prompt and adequate compensation for the damage to life and property consequent upon these acts of aggression and the continuing occupation of parts of its territory by the South African military forces;

8.Decides to meet again in the event of non-compliance by South Africa with the present resolution in order to consider the adoption of more effective measures in accordance with appropriate provisions of the Charter of the United Nations;

9.Requests the Secretary-General to follow up and report to the Security Council on the implementation of the present resolution not later than 10 January 1984;

10.Decides to remain seized of the matter.

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