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Resolution 606
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South African border operations
Date 23 December 1987
Meeting no. 2,778
Code S/RES/606 (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 606, adopted unanimously on 23 December 1987, after recalling Resolution 602 (1987) and noting the Secretary-General's report authorised by that resolution, the Council condemned South Africa for its continued occupation of southern parts of the People's Republic of Angola and for its delay in withdrawing its forces from the area.

The Council then requested the Secretary-General to continue monitoring the total withdrawal, with a view to obtaining a full-time frame from South Africa. It also requested him to report back at the earliest date regarding the withdrawal. The draft Resolution 606 was submitted by Argentina, the Congo, Ghana, the United Arab Emirates and Zambia. The representative from Angola present said that while South Africa was announcing its withdrawal, it was, in fact, reinforcing its positions, while the South African Defence Force said it could not provide a timetable.[1]

See also[]


  1. United Nations (2000). Repertoire of the practice of the Security Council: supplement 1985–1988. United Nations Publications. p. 268. ISBN 978-92-1-137029-4. 

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