• Short Summary

    The United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim has made a statement to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination -- March 21 (Thursday).

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    The United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim has made a statement to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination -- March 21 (Thursday).

    March 21 is the anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre, when South African police shot at unarmed Africans protesting against the pass laws. They killed 69 Africans and wounded 180.

    During a week of functions held by the National Committee of Apartheid, Ghana's Foreign Affairs Commissioner Major Kwame Baah called for definite action to back up the attack on racial discrimination and apartheid. He said that 14 years after Sharpeville, apartheid had shown little or no sign of moderation or elimination. The system of pass laws, and forced labour had become more firmly entrenched.

    Dr. Waldheim's statement appears on film. A transcript follows.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6CLPE2SQWHMASA3JDX2R2ZPG6
    Media URN:
    VLVA6CLPE2SQWHMASA3JDX2R2ZPG6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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