• Short Summary

    The United Nations General Assembly on Friday (November 30) adopted, and called for signature and ratification by member countries of an international convention outlawing "the crime of apartheid."
    The document, containing 19 articles, refers to the "practices of racial segregation and apartheid as practised in Southern Africa "as part of the "crime of apartheid."
    The resolution was adopted by 91 votes to four, with 26 abstentions.

  • Description

    The United Nations General Assembly on Friday (November 30) adopted, and called for signature and ratification by member countries of an international convention outlawing "the crime of apartheid."
    The document, containing 19 articles, refers to the "practices of racial segregation and apartheid as practised in Southern Africa "as part of the "crime of apartheid."
    The resolution was adopted by 91 votes to four, with 26 abstentions. The United States, Britain, South Africa and Portugal voted against the resolution which was called up from the Assembly's Social Committee.

    The British delegate Mr. A.R.K. MacKenzie told the Assembly that Britain voted against the resolution only with the greatest reluctance. But the legal objections to the text of the convention required it. "I wish to make it abundantly clear that our negative vote does not in any way indicate support for the policy of apartheid which we wholeheartedly contemn."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA87N6OR05T707AG658KSK3D0OU
    Media URN:
    VLVA87N6OR05T707AG658KSK3D0OU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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