United Nations Special Committee Against Apartheid

Comité spécial contre l'apartheid

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1962, under resolution 1761 (XVII) of the General Assembly of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), as Special Committee on the Policies of Apartheid of the Government of South Africa – Comité spécial sur la politique d'apartheid du Gouvernement de la République d'Afrique du Sud. Enlarged from 11 members in 1963 to 16 members in 1971; then further enlarged to 18 members in 1975 and to 19 members in 1988. Name changed to Special Committee on Apartheid in 1970; listed name adopted in 1974. Disbanded.


Act as the focal point of UN activities aimed at the elimination of apartheid; promote international campaigns against apartheid and support the opponents of apartheid; keep racial policies of the Government of South Africa under review; consider all aspects of South Africa's policies of apartheid and the international repercussions of those policies.


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