ZA COM MR-AAO-333
United Nations Centre against Apartheid : [Part 4]
- 1976 - unknown (Accumulation)
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The Northwestern University holds a large collection of anti-apartheid materials, including Notes and Documents published by the United Nations Centre Against Apartheid. The Notes and Documents collection has been digitised, and is available from the Aluka digital library online.
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The Centre against Apartheid started in 1976 in the UN Secretariat under the name Unit on Apartheid. Its role was to promote publicity against Apartheid and it worked under the guidance of the Special Committee and in cooperation with the Department of Public Information. During its existence, it published hundreds of posters, audio materials and documentary films. It organised art competitions and exhibitions. It had radio broadcasts to South Africa in several languages. It worked closely together with the liberation movements and the AAMs. Many of the documents published by the Centre were written by members of liberation movements and the AAMs.
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Until 1976, the unit in the UN Secretariat responsible for publication was called the Unit on Apartheid; thereafter it was called the Centre Against Apartheid.