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UN Security Council
Resolution 602
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South African border operations
Date 25 November 1987
Meeting no. 2,767
Code S/RES/602 (Document)
Subject Angola-South Africa
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
  •  China
  •  France
  •  United Kingdom
  •  United States
  •  Soviet Union
Non-permanent members
  •  Argentina
  •  Bulgaria
  •  Rep. of the Congo
  •  Ghana
  •  Italy
  •  Japan
  •  UAE
  •  Venezuela
  •  West Germany
  •  Zambia

United Nations Security Council resolution 602, adopted unanimously on 25 November 1987, after hearing representations from the People's Republic of Angola, the Council recalled resolutions 387 (1976), 428 (1978), 447 (1979), 454 (1979), 475 (1980), 545 (1983), 546 (1984), 567 (1985), 571 (1985), 574 (1985) and 577 (1985), expressing its concern at the continuing attacks on the country by South Africa through occupied South West Africa (Namibia).

The Council demanded South Africa cease the attacks and respect Angola's sovereignty and territorial integrity, noting the "illegal entry of the head of the racist South African regime and some of his Ministers" into Angola. The representative of Ghana, which introduced the resolution, said the continued attacks were an affront to the Council's authority.[1] It called for a complete and unconditional withdrawal of South African forces from southern Angola, requesting the Secretary-General to monitor the implementation of the current resolution and reporting back no later than 10 December 1987.

The resolution was a direct rejection of South Africa's offer to withdraw its troops from Angola if other nations, such as Cuba, did the same.[2]

See also


  1. United Nations (2000). Repertoire of the practice of the Security Council: supplement 1985–1988. United Nations Publications. p. 267. ISBN 978-92-1-137029-4. 
  2. "UN council condemnds S. Africa on Angola". Chicago Sun-Times. 26 November 1987. 

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