Theo-Ben Gururib, Emergency Conference on Namibia

Theo-Ben Gururib, Emergency Conference on Namibia

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New York, New York, United States
March 13, 1981
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: Namibia
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Theo-Ben Gurirab, SWAPO representative to the United Nations, addressing the Emergency Conference on Namibia. American Committee on Africa (ACOA) initiated the conference following the breakdown of the Geneva Conference on Namibia in January, due to South Africa's refusal to implement the United Nations plan for Namibian independence, and the advent of the Reagan Administration, which was friendly toward South Africa, also in January. Some 250 persons from 100 organizations attended the one day session. "It is through negotiations, should the enemy agreeā€¦that we can bring about peace in Namibia" Gurirab told conference participants. "But as long as South African colonial occupation of our country continues, we have no other alternative but to continua to intensify the armed struggle in Namibia." The conference was cosponsored by the Africa Office of the National Council of Churches, the American Friends Service Committee, the Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa, the International Defence and Aid Fund, Lutheran World Ministries, the Phelps-Stokes Fund, the Quaker Office for the U.N., the United Methodist Office for the U.N. and the World Council of Churches. The conference was coordinated by Richard Lapchick. Photo reproduced from ACOA Action News
Used by permission of Africa Action, successor to the American Committee on Africa.