The United Nation's Security Council has voted unanimously to extend economic aid to Mozambique to help it withstand the financial consequences of its decision to apply sanctions against Rhodesia.
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CU INTERIOR Kurt Waldheim speaks
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WALDHEIM: "The anniversary of Sharpeville has come to be regarded as a symbol for the million of people who are still struggling to gain their freedom from racial oppression. The United Nations has over the years insisted that doctrines of racial superiority constitution a virus in the international bloodstream. As we know from the events of this century such infection can lead to regional tensions and confrontations which threaten to envelop the entire world."
"The decision by the government of Mozambique to close its border with southern Rhodesia and to join in the imposition of sanctions against that country as well as the action which has now been taken by the Security Council in support of that decision are developments which doubtless have a profound effect on the cause of events in southern Rhodesia. We can have no doubt about the special nature and the magnitude of the problems which now confront Mozambique. And there is obviously an urgent need for a generous programme of international assistance commensurate with the realities of the situation."
This film includes two speeches made by Mr. Waldheim on film. Transcript follows:
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Background: The United Nation's Security Council has voted unanimously to extend economic aid to Mozambique to help it withstand the financial consequences of its decision to apply sanctions against Rhodesia.
The resolution, sponsored by 11 nations, including Britain, Sweden and Japan, condemned "all provocative and aggressive acts, including military incursions" by Rhodesia against Mozambique.
Following the council's action, on Wednesday (17 March) Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim said a number of countries had already indicated their willingness to help Mozambique bilaterally or multilaterally. He said he hoped there would be a prompt, generous response to the council's appeal by all member states.
Mozambique's Foreign Minister Joaquin Chissano told the council that his country needs about 49 million US dollars (24 million pounds sterling) a year.
Mr. Waldheim also recalled the Sharpeville massacre in March 1960 in South Africa in a speech this week.
The Sharpeville incident occurred during a black uprising and focused would attention on South Africa's racial policies. It led to the establishment of the United Nations Committee on Apartheid.
South African police shot dead 69 Africans during the uprising and wounded 180 others.