• Short Summary

    Even as it began in Lagos on Monday (22 August), the United Nations anti-apartheid conference was being hailed as a landmark in the quest by African nations to stamp out South African apartheid.

  • Description

    Even as it began in Lagos on Monday (22 August), the United Nations anti-apartheid conference was being hailed as a landmark in the quest by African nations to stamp out South African apartheid. Chairman of the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid, Mr. Leslie Harriman, gave the five-day conference this accolade. It's being jointly organised by the United Nations, who've invited all its member states to attend, and the Organisation of African Unity. The conference is expected to draw up a concrete with recommendations from the U.N.'s Economic and Social Council.

    SYNOPSIS: A political heavy weight figure at the conference is American Ambassador to the United States, Andrew Young, an outspoken opponent of apartheid. Arriving in Lagos, Mr. Young said he hoped the conference would build an international consensus against South African policies. Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda stressed to newsmen that the armed struggle against apartheid must continue.

    United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim condemned apartheid as doomed to failure.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8JQ6NGHVPGIEF5W1T8T70HZ52
    Media URN:
    VLVA8JQ6NGHVPGIEF5W1T8T70HZ52
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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