Collection 192 - International Council for Equality of Opportunity Principles

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International Council for Equality of Opportunity Principles


  • 1977 - unknown (Accumulation)

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The Urban Archives at Temple University Libraries holds the collection covering the period 1974-1987 and includes detailed files on signatory and non-signatory companies, minutes and reports from task forces and committees, accounting materials and financial monitoring documents as well as correspondence with universities and churches.

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The ICEOP was founded in 1977 to promote social justice in South Africa. Reverend LH Sullivan devised a set of principles for companies conducting business in South Africa. This voluntary business code became known as the ‘Sullivan Principles’. The code required an annual independent evaluation of individual business activities in South Africa. The results were published in the public domain. The American Committee on Africa (ACOA) and other anti-apartheid organisations disapproved of the ‘Sullivan Principles’ since it provided companies with a way out of the boycott.

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