• Short Summary

    An international anti-apartheid conference which ended in Lagos, Nigeria, on Friday (26 August) and was sponsored by the United Nations, called on all states to halt any assistance or cooperation enabling South Africa to obtain nuclear capability.

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    An international anti-apartheid conference which ended in Lagos, Nigeria, on Friday (26 August) and was sponsored by the United Nations, called on all states to halt any assistance or cooperation enabling South Africa to obtain nuclear capability. The "Lagos Declaration for Action Against Apartheid", appealed to governments to stop sales and supplies of arms to South Africa and to refrain from military cooperation with that country.

    The conference also urged international and national sporting bodies to terminate all sporting contacts with south Africa. The Declaration proclaimed that south Africa should withdraw from Namibia, also known as South West Africa; comply with Security Council resolutions on Rhodesia, and stop all aggressive acts and threats against African nations.

    SYNOPSIS: It also urged states to consider tough economic measures against South Africa. The 34-point Declaration was passed by acclamation at the end of a weeks's conference of some 100 countries plus black nationalist movements and anti-apartheid organisations.

    French delegate Albert Thabault said that his government supported the Declaration, although it could not support certain paragraphs which were incompatible with France's approach to the problem. He said the French government condemned the policy of apartheid and hoped that south Africa "would hear the message" of the conference.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAASAT0OLIXDKI1CWRPN8VZSHZ3
    Media URN:
    VLVAASAT0OLIXDKI1CWRPN8VZSHZ3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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