ROLE OF UNITED NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THE LIBERATION OF SOUTH AFRICA

ROLE OF UNITED NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THE LIBERATION OF SOUTH AFRICA
  • UNO called for ration equality in the world, this was a direct attack on apartheid racist policies.
  • The UN defined apartheid as evil and in 1948 passed the universal declaration of human rights.




  • The UN was used as a platform to condemn apartheid excesses which led it international outcry.
  • UN threatened apartheid South Africa with sanctions especially after the Sharpeville massacre of 1960.
  • UNO formed a committee against apartheid in 1962 which was an important move to help the people of South Africa.
  • UNO imposed economic sanctions against South African apartheid regime.
  • UNO withdrew its trusteeship over South Africa which tarnished South Africa‚Äôs international reputation.
  • UN expelled south Africa from international bodies by 1968 like World health organization, FAO among others




  • UN allowed it members to be used as bases against apartheid like Tanganyika.
  • UNO pressurized De Clarke to grant majority African rule in south Africa which was granted in 1994 with Mandela as president and De Clarke as the Vice president.

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