Commonwealth Committee on Southern Africa (CCSA)

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1966-01 Lagos Nigeria


Jan 1966, Lagos (Nigeria), under the title Commonwealth Sanctions Committee, by F-XF3257 - Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), as part of C-XC0376 - Commonwealth Secretariat, dealing with the problems of Rhodesia. Present title adopted, 1977, when mandate widened to reflect the changing situation in the region. Further changes in 1981, following independence of Zimbabwe, and 1983, at Heads of Government Meetings. No longer exists.


Originally on Rhodesia, to: review regularly the effect of sanctions and special needs arising in honouring the Commonwealth's undertaking to support Zambia; recommend reconvening of Prime Ministers' meeting as necessary; advise Prime Ministers if action by the United Nations is considered called for. Subsequently, in addition, to: review developments in the region as a whole, paying particular attention to Namibia and South Africa.

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