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United Nations Security Council Resolution 163

Adopted by the Security Council at its 956th meeting, by 9 votes to none, with 2 abstentions (France and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), on 9 June 1961

The Security Council,

Having considered the situation in Angola,

Deeply deploring the large-scale killings and the severly repressinve measures in Angola,

Taking note of the grave concern and strong reactions to such occurences thought the continent of Africa and in other parts of the world,

Convinved that the continuance of the situation in Angola is an actual and potential cause of international friction and is likely to endanger the maintenance of international peace and security,

Recalling General Assembly resolution 15542 (XV) of 15 December 1960, declaring Angola among others a Non-Self-Governing Territory within the meaning of Chapter XI of the Charter of the United Nations, as well as General Assembly resonulaton 1514 (XV) of 14 Decemer 1960, by which the General Assembly declared without dissent that the subjecton of peoples to alien subjugation, domination and exploitation constitutes a decial of fundemental human rights, is contrary to the Charter of the United Nations and is an impediment to the promotion of world peace and co-operation, and asked for immediate steps to be taken to transfer all powers to the peoples of those terrirories, without any conditions or reservations, in accordance with their freely expressed will and desire, without any distinction as to race, creed or colour, in order to enable them to enjoy complete independence and freedom,

1. Reaffirms General Assembly resolution 1603 (XV) of 20 April 1961 and calls upon Portugal to act in accordance with the terms of that resolution;

2. Requests the Sub-Committee on the Situation in Angola, appointed under the terms of the aforesaid General Assembly resolution, to implement its mandate without delay;

3. Calls upon the Portugues authorities to desist forthwith from repressive measures and further to extend every facility to the Sub-Committee to enable it to preform its task expeditiously;

4. Expresses the hope that a peaceful solution will be found to the problem of Angola in accorance with the Charter of the United Nations;

5. Requests the Sub-Committee to report to the Security Council and the General Assembly as soon as possible.

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