United Nations Department Of Public Information, 1995, 321 pp
The United Nations and Apartheid, 1948-1994
United Nations Department Of Public Information, 1995, 572 pp
These two volumes in the U.N. Blue Book series present a very useful record of the world body's role in promoting human rights and peace in southern Africa. Each reproduces the texts of key U.N. and other selected documents, preceded by a narrative account of U.N. involvement. ONUMOZ, the United Nations' relatively successful peacekeeping operation in Mozambique, began with the signing of the Rome peace agreement between FRELIMO and RENAMO in October 1992. The operation included monitoring of the cease-fire, demobilization and disarming of the combatants, the securing of transport routes, coordination of relief and resettlement support for several million displaced people, and the organization and monitoring of the country's first national election in October 1994. Ninety-two documents are included. The second volume chronicles the more peripheral but stubbornly persistent role of the United Nations over four decades in isolating the National Party government of South Africa and building an international consensus for anti-apartheid action. More than 200 documents are reproduced.