United Nations Special Committee Against Apartheid
Comité spécial contre l'apartheid
1962, under resolution 1761 (XVII) of the General Assembly of 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.Available with paid subscription only.
Organizes international conferences, special sessions and seminars; holds meetings and hearings; sends visiting missions; implements resolutions of the General Assembly and the Security Council, in particular through promoting sports, cultural, consumer and other boycotts and, with United Nations Centre Against Apartheid (UN/CAA), cooperating with governments, intergovernmental organizations, trade unions, women's organizations, religious leaders, student and youth movements, and anti-apartheid groups in mobilizing public opinion in support of UN resolutions against apartheid.
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Members in 17 countries
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- Racial, Ethnic Groups
- International Relations
- United Nations
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