World Against Apartheid - United Nations

World Against Apartheid - United Nations

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by United Nations
United Nations
1977
Type: Button
Coverage in Africa: Nigeria, South Africa
Language: English
This button was produced for the World Conference for Action Against Apartheid held in Lagos, Nigeria, August 22-26, 1977. The Conference was organized by the United Nations (UN), in co-operation with the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and the Federal Government of Nigeria and in consultation with the South African Liberation movements - the African National Congress of South Africa (ANC) and the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) - and the Non-Governmental Organizations Sub-Committee on Decolonization, Racial Discrimination and Apartheid. The Conference brought together representatives of more than 100 Governments, including a number of Heads of State, and representatives of liberation movements, United Nations bodies and organizations and individuals throughout the world. The Secretary-General of the UN, Kurt Waldheim, formally opened the Conference. In addition to Secretary-General Waldheim, those addressing the opening meeting were the Head of State of Nigeria, Lieut. Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo; the President of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda; and the President of the UN General Assembly, H. Shirley Amerasinghe (Sri Lanka). The Commissioner for External Affairs of Nigeria, Brigadier Joseph H. Garba, was elected President of the Conference by acclamation.
Collection: International Institute of Social History