South Africa: Liberation and Reconciliation - Role of International Solidarity
by E. S. Reddy
Connecticut, United States
April 8, 2004
This text is based on a speech at the University of Connecticut (UCONN) under the auspices of UNESCO Chair and Institute of Comparative Human Rights. E. S. Reddy joined the United Nations Secretariat as a political affairs officer in 1949. From 1963-1965, he 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 1984. 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.
Used by permission of E. S. Reddy.