• Short Summary

    SOUTH AFRICA TOLD THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL ON THURSDAY (24 OCTOBER) THAT IT WOULD DO EVERYTHING IN ITS POWER TO MOVE AWAY FROM DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE OR COLOUR.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT U.N. BUILDING
    0.06

    2.
    SV INT DELEGATES SEATED
    0.16

    3.
    SV MR. KINENE OF UGANDA SPEAKING
    1.04

    4.
    GTV DELEGATES SEATED
    1.09

    5.
    SV MR. PETRIC OF YUGOSLAVIA SPEAKING
    1.46

    6.
    SV SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT AND DELEGATES SEATED (2 SHOTS)
    1.50

    7.
    SV MR. BOTHA OF SOUTH AFRICA SPEAKING
    2.37


    MR. KINENE: "MR. PRESIDENT, IT REMAINS AN UNDISPUTABLE FACT THAT THE SITUATION IN SOUTH AFRICA IS A THREAT TO INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY. THIS IS A STRONG CONVICTION OF MY GOVERNMENT AND INDEED A UNANIMOUS VERDICT OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY AND ALL PEACE LOVING PEOPLE. IT IS BECAUSE OF THIS SITUATION THAT WE ARE CALLING ON THE INDULGENCE AND WISDOM OF THE COUNCIL TO INVOKE ARTICLE SIX OF THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS TO EXPEL THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE VORSTER REGIME IN ACCORDANCE WIT THE PROVISIONS OF THE ARTICLE FROM THE UNITED NATIONS."



    MR. PETRIC: "BY EXPELLING THE PRESENT SOUTH AFRICA FROM OUR ORGANISATION WE WOULD IN FACT EXPEL ITS RACIST REGIME. WE FULLY SUPPORT THE POSITION OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY TO THAT EFFECT. WE BELIEVE THAT IN THE NOT-SO-DISTANT FUTURE THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH AFRICA WILL REALISE THEIR RIGHT TO FULL FREEDOM AND ENJOY FULL EQUAL RIGHTS TO TAKE THEIR SEAT IN THE UNITED NATIONS AND THEIR RIGHT PLACE IN THE INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY. I THANK YO, MR. PRESIDENT."



    MR. BOTH: "IT IS SAID THAT WE HAVE DISREGARDED RESOLUTIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANS BUT NEXT TO NOTHING IS SAID OF THE NATURE AND QUALITY OF THE DOCUMENTATION UPON WHICH THOSE RESOLUTIONS WERE BASED. CLOSER ANALYSIS WILL SHOW THAT THE MATERIAL IN QUESTION WAS UNBELIEVABLY ONE-SIDED. THAT IT IS UNIFORMLY HOSTILE TO SOUTH AFRICA. THAT IT WAS OFTEN COMPLETELY UNSUBSTANTIATED AND THAT MUCH OF IT EMINATED FROM PERSONS AND BODIES KNOWN FOR THEIR BIASED OPPOSITION TO SOUTH AFRICA'S POLICIES. ON THE OTHER HAND INFORMATION FAVOURABLE TO SOUTH AFRICA WAS SIMPLY IGNORED. IN CONSEQUENCE THE RESOLUTIONS IN QUESTION WERE BASED ON INADEQUATE, PREJUDICED AND OFTEN GROSSLY DISTORTED INFORMATION."




    Initials BB/0157 NC/JB/BB/0206


    TELERECORDING
    THIS FILM INCLUDES PARTS OF SPEECHES BY DELEGATES FROM THREE U.N. MEMBER COUNTRIES: MR. KINENE OF UGANDA, MR. PETRIC OF YUGOSLAVIA AND MR. BOTHA OF SOUTH AFRICA. A TRANSCRIPT FOLLOWS:

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    Background: SOUTH AFRICA TOLD THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL ON THURSDAY (24 OCTOBER) THAT IT WOULD DO EVERYTHING IN ITS POWER TO MOVE AWAY FROM DISCRIMINATION BASED ON RACE OR COLOUR.

    THE COUNCIL WAS DEBATING PROPOSALS CALLING FOR SOUTH AFRICA'S EXPULSION FROM THE U.N.

    THE SOUTH AFRICAN DELEGATE, MR. ROELOF BOTHA, DEPARTED FROM HIS COUNTRY'S USUAL POLICY TOWARDS THE U.N. AND ADDRESSED THE 15-NATION COUNCIL.

    DURING HIS LENGTHY SPEECH MR. BOTHA CHARGED THAT SOUTH AFRICAN POLICIES HAD BEEN MISREPRESENTED IN A LONG-STANDING VENDETTA.

    WHATEVER THE OUTCOME OF THE DEBATE IT IS EXPECTED ANY MOVE TO FINALLY EXPEL SOUTH AFRICA FROM THE WORLD BODY WOULD BE VETOED BY ONE OF THE WESTERN PERMANENT MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL: FRANCE., BRITAIN, OR THE U.S.A.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACRB9ERWKQA5TRMRHB2L4XWU4W
    Media URN:
    VLVACRB9ERWKQA5TRMRHB2L4XWU4W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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