United Nations Centre Against Apartheid (UN/CAA)

Centre des Nations Unies contre l'apartheid
Centro Naciones Unidas Contra el Apartheid

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1976, within the framework of United Nations (UN), having expanded from a unit of the United Nations Secretariat, set up in 1967, to strengthen action towards the elimination of apartheid in South Africa. Ceased to exist, 30 June 1994.


Assist the political bodies concerned with apartheid in South Africa and execute their decisions.

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(a) Services the United Nations Special Committee Against Apartheid and its subsidiary organs, as well as the Committee of Trustees of the United Nations Trust Fund for South Africa (UNTFSA), the Advisory Committee of the United Nations Educational and Training Programme for Southern Africa (UNETPSA) and the Intergovernmental Group to Monitor the Supply and Shipping of Oil and Petroleum Products to South Africa. (b) Conducts research on developments in South Africa and on the implementation by Governments and organizations of United Nations resolutions against apartheid. (c) Promotes publicity against apartheid through the publication of reports by experts, pamphlets, films, posters and other information material. (d) Promotes international campaigns for sanctions against South Africa; publishes (biennially) the Register of sports contacts with South Africa and (annually) the Register of entertainers, actors and others who have performed in apartheid South Africa; also publishes a bimonthly News Digest on international action against apartheid. (e) Administers: (i) the United Nations Trust Fund for South Africa; (ii) the United Nations Educational and Training Programme for Southern Africa (both provide humanitarian and educational assistance to victims of apartheid in South Africa); (iii) United Nations Trust Fund for Publicity against Apartheid. These funds are made up of voluntary contributions by Governments, organizations and individuals.


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Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 19 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Segregation
  • International Relations
    • United Nations

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth



Last News Received

6. Dec 1994
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