United Nations Commissioner For Namibia

United Nations Commissioner For Namibia

United Nations Commissioner for South-West Africa was a post created by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 1966 to assert the UN's direct responsibility for South-West Africa which was then under illegal occupation by apartheid South Africa.

UNGA renamed the post United Nations Commissioner for Namibia in 1968.

Namibia eventually achieved its independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990.

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