Amilcar Cabral confers with Salim A. Salim

Amilcar Cabral confers with Salim A. Salim

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by UN Photo by Y. Nagata
Guinea
April 10, 1972
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Tanzania
Language: English
The Chairman of the Special Committee Salim A. Salim (left) of the United Republic of Tanzania conferring with Amilcar Cabral, Secretary-General of the Partido Africano Independencia da Guine e Cabo Verde (PAIGC). PAIGC was the liberation movement in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde. The Special Committee held a series of meeting in Africa in April 1972 including Conakry, Guinea; Lusaka, Zambia; and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to consider the questions of Southern Rhodesia, Namibia and the African Territories under Portuguese administration. Established by the General Assembly in 1961, the Special Committee became the focal point for the implementation of the Declaration on decolonization. The Committee (also known as the Committee of Twenty-four because of the number of members) reviews the political, economic and social situation in each of the remaining Non-Self-Governing Territories on the United Nations list. The Committee's full title is the Special Committee on the Situation with Regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.
Collection: Southern Africa Committee photo archive