UN General Assembly resolution (23.12.96)
In adopting the resolution proposed by its Fourth Committee, the General.Assembly expressed continued support for the Secretary-General's efforts to organize a self-determination referendum for the people of Western Sahara. It encouraged Morocco and the Frente POLISARIO to start direct talks at the earliest possible date.
Changes at UN
Mr. Kofi Annan took up his duties as Secretary General .
Following countries access for 2 years to the Security Council as temporary members: Costa Rica, Japan, Kenya, Portugal, Sweden, in replacement of Botswana, Germany, Honduras, Indonesia and Italy.
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