Report to the United Nations Council on South West Africa
by Samuel F. Ashelman, John L.S. Holloman, George M. Houser, Flemmie Kittrell, Lyle Tatum, Ad Hoc Committee for the Development of an Independent South West Africa
New York, New York, United States
January 5, 1968
American Committee on Africa
Report by the Ad Hoc Committee for the Development of an Independent South West Africa to the United Nations Council on South West Africa. The Ad Hoc Committee was formed to test the authority of the United Nations to aid the people of South West Africa to move rapidly to an independent status. Their project was to fly a small group of representatives of non-profit organizations (NGOs) into Windhoek, without obtaining South African visas, to discuss development projects with NGOs in Namibia. They saw this project “as a test case. Our objective was to establish a confrontation with the South African authorities, using as our authority … Resolutions 2145 and 2248 passed by the General Assembly in 1966 and 1967 respectively.” • Purpose of the Project • Preparations and Problems • Summary of Events of December 6 • Evaluation of the Project • Nest Steps • Suggestions for the United Nations Council on South West Africa
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