UN gives the go-ahead for SA observers
Tuesday 18 August 1992
In a report published on 7 August he recommended about 30 observers should be dispatched under a peace accord signed last September by all South Africa's main political parties, trade unions, religious groups and civic organisations.
The council resolution, as initially drafted, would have endorsed the secretary-general's recommendation to send some 30 observers but non-aligned members of the Security Council, following the wishes of the ANC, had suggested some 400 observers.
The resolution finally adopted 'authorises the secretary-general to deploy, as a matter of urgency, UN observers in South Africa, in such a manner and in such numbers as he determines necessary'.
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