North American Regional Conference for Action Against Apartheid

North American Regional Conference for Action Against Apartheid

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by UN Photo/Saw Lwin
New York, New York, United States
June 18, 1984
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Southern Africa, Nigeria
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Canada
United Nations
Language: English
The North American Regional Conference for Action Against Apartheid, organized by the Special Committee Against Apartheid, opened at the United Nations Headquarters on June 18. The four-day conference reviewed the situation in southern Africa, in relation to the policies and actions of the U.S. and Canada with regard to the struggle for liberation in South Africa. At the presiding table are (left to right) Sam Nujoma, President of South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO); Minister Emeka Omeruah of Nigeria; Senator Edward Kennedy; Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar; Joseph B. Garba (Nigeria), Chairman of Anti-Apartheid Committee; Daniel M. Lisulo, Chairman of Political and Legal Committee of Zambia; Rev. Jesse Jackson, U.S. presidential candidate; and Shridath Ramphal, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. Mayor Andrew Young of Atlanta, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, also attended the meeting.