Marcelino Dos Santos, Vice-President of FRELIMO (Mozambique Liberation Front), addressing the Fourth Committee (Trust and Non-Self-Governing Territories). Amilcar Cabral (leader of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde - PAIGC) is seated at Machel’s right; Sharfudine Khan (United Nations Observer for FRELIMO) is sitting behind Dos Santos. FRELIMO had been granted observer status by the Committee on September 27. The Committee then concluded its general debate on the question of Territories under Portuguese administration, with statements by the representatives of Somalia, Tunisia, Poland and Guyana. The Committee decided to grant the request for a hearing from the Secretary of the World Peace Council.
Collection: Southern Africa Committee photo archive