In the United Nations General Assembly on Monday (21 November) a resolution calling for an end to further investments in South Africa was introduced.
GV & SV: Delegates at General Assembly.(SILENT) (FOUR SHOTS)
SV: Donald Mills Jamaican delegate in English. (TWO SHOTS)
SV: Spanish delegate speaking in Spanish. (TWO SHOTS)
SV: Chad delegate speaking in French.
MILLS: "The international community must act, for it can in a real way determine by its action the pace and character of the change in South Africa. The South African regime, despite its arrogant attitude to outside opinion cannot survive by itself. It needs contact with the outside world, and all the existing military economic, diplomatic and cultural ties with the outside world help in maintaining the unjust order intact, and thus contribute to the oppression and massive violation of human rights in South Africa. This is the end result of collaboration."
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Background: In the United Nations General Assembly on Monday (21 November) a resolution calling for an end to further investments in South Africa was introduced. It was the fifteenth draft resolution dealing eighth the question of apartheid. All of these are expected to be voted on some time next week.
SYNOPSIS: Discussion of apartheid has already extended two days beyond the original deadline because of the long list of speakers.
Jaine de Pinies, the permanent representative of Spain called for the establishment in South Africa of a system based on racial equality and respect for human rights.
He rejected any theory which he said makes one race superior over another, and he rejected also the idea of separate development of Black and White communities is South Africa. Senor de Pinies also gave his support to the idea of an international convention against apartheid in sports.
The representative for Chad, Beadengar Dessande, said that states supplying arms to South Africa were just as guilty as South Africa itself. He said that the question of apartheid would have been resolved a long time ago, if some states. because of their own selfishness, their hypocrisy and lack of sincerity, had not aligned their interests with those of the Vorster Government in South Africa. He said it was the attitude adopted by those states which constantly cancelled out the efforts of the United Nations and those of the freedom fighters. Mr. Dessande said the time for talking was over. There had to be effective measured against South Africa's policies which would not be negated by the way its regime was sustained with economic assistance from outside.