World Against Apartheid - United Nations

World Against Apartheid - United Nations

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by United Nations
United Nations
1977
Type: Button
Coverage in Africa: Nigeria, South Africa
Language: English
This round button contains the logo of the United Nations (an image of the globe encircled by two olive branches) in white, on a mint green background. The text appears in white around the edge of the button. This button was produced for the World Conference for Action Against Apartheid held in Lagos, Nigeria, August 22-26, 1977. The Conference was organized by the United Nations (UN), in co-operation with the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and the Federal Government of Nigeria and in consultation with the South African liberation movements - the African National Congress of South Africa (ANC) and the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) - and the Non-Governmental Organizations Sub-Committee on Decolonization, Racial Discrimination and Apartheid. Representatives of more than 100 Governments, including a number of Heads of State, and representatives of liberation movements, United Nations bodies, and organizations and individuals attended. UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim opened the Conference. Others who addressed the opening meeting were the Head of State of Nigeria, Lieut. Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo; the President of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda; and the President of the UN General Assembly, H. Shirley Amerasinghe (Sri Lanka).
Collection: International Institute of Social History