South West Africa

by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
October 4, 1966
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
4 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Nations
Language: English
A letter and enclosed background statement say the South West Africa issue being debated now at the United Nations will be the basis for international initiatives to limit South Africa’s power there. The letter says the American Committee on Africa believes the UN must act based on its right and responsibility to terminate South Africa's administration of the Mandate in South West Africa. The memorandum says South West Africa had priority status at the opening of the 21st session of the UN General Assembly on September 20. South Africa has violated Article 1 (2) of the UN Charter regarding the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples. It also has flouted General Assembly resolution 1514 XV in failing to grant the people of South West Africa political independence after 45 years of administration. • South West Africa • The Current Issue • Background • The Territory • Apartheid People • The Resources and Capital • The Mandate • International Court of Justice • The 21st General Assembly • U.S. Policy
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive