Statement by Abdul Hamid (Indonesia) of the United Nations Special Committee Against Apartheid
by Abdul Hamid, United Nations Special Committee Against Apartheid
New York, New York, United States
November 29 - December 2, 1982
American Committee on Africa
In this presentation at the International Seminar on the Role of Transnational Corporations in Namibia (held in Washington, D.C., 29 November -2 December 1982), Abdul Hamid discusses the work of the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid, including publishing reports about transnational corporations in South Africa, particularly their activities that provide assistance to the military and police establishments, supply oil and oil products, promote and provide loans, and that assist the racist regime to withstand sanctions. Hamid points out that, while certain Western states are strengthening their collaboration with the apartheid regime, the South African Defence Force continues its aggression in Angola, which has caused billions of dollars of damage and displaced over 160,000 people in 1981 alone. Hamid expresses disappointment at the International Monetary Fund’s decision to grant a large amount of credit to the racist South African Regime.
This item was digitized for Aluka, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive