Southern African voting patterns in the United Nations General Assembly, 1971 and 1972

"The object of this paper is to illustrate by reference to voting patterns the positions adopted in the UN General Assembly by the eight independent states of southern Africa and Portugal on questions affecting southern Africa. The countries whose voting is observed are South Africa, Portugal, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Zambia, Madagascar and Mauritius. The resolutions considered are those (on which the vote was recorded) which directly concerned South Africa, South West Africa/Namibia, (Southern) Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, and the territories under Portuguese administration, as well as those more general resolutions on racial discrimination, decolonisation, world security etc, which make specific reference to the problems of southern Africa."