HOUSER TO TEST UNITED NATIONS VISA FOR NAMIBIA
Statement by George M. Houser, Executive Director of the American Committee on Africa on the occasion of his travel to Namibia
by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
June 14, 1972
American Committee on Africa
The press release says that, on May 23, 1972, Mr. George Houser, Executive Director of the American Committee on Africa, received the first Namibian visa issued by the United Nations Council for Namibia, the authority established by the United Nations to replace the illegal South African administration. The press release says he will attempt to use that visa on June 14 and 15; he has booked a seat on a PanAm flight leaving Kinshasa, Zaire on June 14. The press release says Mr. Houser does not have a South African visa; he relies on UN Resolution 2145 terminating South Africa's mandate over Namibia and Resolution 2248 establishing the United Nations Council for Namibia, both reinforced by the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on June 21, 1971, which the United States has accepted. The press release includes a statement by Houser.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections