World Campaign Against Military and Nuclear Collaboration with South Africa

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Duration: 1979-1994
Location: Oslo, Norway


The World Campaign Against Military and Nuclear Collaboration with South Africa started in 1979 on the initiative of the Anti-Apartheid Movement [United Kingdom] and the patronage of President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania. The organization was based in Norway but worked closely with the Anti-Apartheid Movement. In November 1977 the United Nations Security Council adopted a mandatory arms embargo against South Africa. The World Campaign monitored and worked to strengthen the arms embargo against South Africa. The World Campaign exposed military collaborations and was a main source of information to the Security Council Committee on violations of the arms embargo. In the 1980s, it lobbied for expulsion of South Africa from the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA). Abdul Minty, who was Honorable Secretary of the Anti-Apartheid Movement, was the Director of the World Campaign from 1979 to 1994. (Source: Nelson Mandela Foundation and Anti-Apartheid Movement and the United Nations: Statements, Papers and Letters of Abdul S. Minty, Honorary Secretary of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement and Director, World Campaign against Military and Nuclear Collaboration with South Africa complied by E. S. Reddy.)

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Title: Reddy (Papers); E.S.
Time Span: 1939 - 2001
Media: 55 linear feet
Description: Papers and correspondence. The papers consist of correspondence and printed material relating to South Africa and Namibia and document E. S. Reddy's work with anti-apartheid organizations around the world. Includes materials related to numerous organizations including the American Committee on Africa, The Africa Fund, Connecticut Anti-Apartheid Committee, Episcopal Church People for a Free Southern Africa, Houstonians Against Apartheid, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa, New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid, Southern Africa Solidarity Coalition, Northeast Southern Africa Solidarity Network, Oregonians for Responsible State Investments, Patrice Lumumba Coalition, People of Southern African Freedom, People's Front for the Liberation of South Africa (Princeton), Sisters Against South African Apartheid, Southern Africa Committee, University Christian Movement, Washington Office on Africa, East Tennessee Committee Against Racism and Apartheid, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. Also included is material on Mahatma Gandhi and Indians in South Africa. Enuga Sreenivasulu Reddy was born on July 1, 1924, in Pallaprolu, India. He received his B.A. from the University of Madras in 1943 and a M.A. from New York University in 1948. Reddy joined the United Nations Secretariat as a political affairs officer in 1949. From 1963-1965, Reddy was the principal secretary for the United Nations Special Committee Against Apartheid. He served as chief of the Section for African Questions from 1965-1976. In 1976 Reddy was appointed the director of the United Nations Centre Against Apartheid, a position he held until 1983. During this time he also served as director of the U.N. Trust Fund for South Africa and the U.N. Educational and Training Programme for Southern Africa. Reddy was the assistant secretary-general of the United Nations from 1983 until his retirement in 1985. Cite as E. S. Reddy Papers; call number MS 1499.
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