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UN Security Council
Resolution 652
Date: 17 April 1990
Meeting no.: 2,918
Code: S/RES/652 (Document)

Vote: For: 15 Abs.: 0 Against: 0
Subject: Admission of new Members to the UN: Namibia
Result: Adopted

Security Council composition in 1990:
permanent members:

 CHN  FRA  UK  USA  USSR

non-permanent members:
 CAN  CIV  COL  CUB  ETH
 FIN  MAS  ROM  YEM  COD

LocationNamibia.svg
Location of Namibia

United Nations Security Council Resolution 652, adopted unanimously on April 17, 1990, after examining the application of the Republic of Namibia for membership in the United Nations, the Council recommended to the General Assembly that Namibia be admitted.

Namibia became the 160th member of the United Nations on April 23, 1990, after being a German colony and ruled by South Africa under its mandate of South West Africa for 75 years.[1] The United States ambassador Thomas R. Pickering said on the passing of the resolution, "Namibia's birth has been protracted and difficult, but it now appears that the star under which she comes into the world shines brightly."[2]

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United Nations Security Council Resolution 652
by the United Nations
←Indexes: United Nations Security Council Resolutions


Adopted unanimously by the Security Council at its 2918th meeting, on 17 April 1990 ([1])

The Security Council,

Having examined the application of the Republic of Namibia for admission to the United Nations, ([2])

Recommends to the General Assembly that the Republic of Namibia be admitted to membership in the United Nations.


[1] Adopted without vote.
[2] Official Records of the Security Council, Forty-fifth Year, Supplement for April, May and June 1990, document S/21241.

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