ANTI-APARTHEID COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN COMMENDS NEW YORK CITY STUDENT GROUP FOR HOLDING TWO-WEEK EVENT IN SUPPORT OF AFRICAN LIBERATION MOVEMENTS

(GA/AP/1315)
by United Nations Department of Public Information
New York, New York, United Nations
March 22, 1982
1 page
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Nations
Language: English
Statement by the Chairman of the Special Committee against Apartheid, Yusuf Maitama-Sule (Nigeria). The statement discusses the New York City Student coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa and its upcoming "Two Weeks of Action in Support of Southern Africa Liberation Movements," from March 20 to April 3, 1982. The Special Committee applauds student and youth action in solidarity with students and oppressed people of South Africa and Namibia, particularly the campaign at U.S. universities and colleges for divestment from transnational corporations involved in South Africa and for support to the national liberation movements of South Africa and Namibia. The Special Committee also notes the International Youth and Students Conference in Solidarity with the Peoples, Youth and Students of Southern Africa, held in Luanda, People's Republic of Angola, in November 1981, which called for intensifying political and material support for liberation movements, wider solidarity with the front-line States, and effective action to isolate and eliminate the racist South African regime.