SEE This Throwback Photo Of OBJ Heading World Conference Against Apartheid In 1977


The World Conference for Action against Apartheid, Lagos, Nigeria, August 22-26, 1977. The Conference was organized by the United Nations (UN), in co-operation with the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and the Federal Government of Nigeria and in consultation with the South African Liberation movements – the African National Congress of South Africa (ANC) and the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) – and the Non-Governmental Organizations Sub-Committee on Decolonization, Racial Discrimination and Apartheid. The Conference brought together representatives of more than 100 Governments, including a number of Heads of State, and representatives of liberation movements, UN bodies and organizations and individuals throughout the world. At the presiding table, right to left: Leslie O. Harriman (Nigeria), Chairman of the Special Committee against Apartheid; Olof Palme, Vice-President of the Socialist International, and former Prime Minister of Sweden; Brigadier Shehu Yar’adua, Nigerian Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters, Lagos; President Kenneth D. Kaunda of Zambia; UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim; Lieut. Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, Head of State of Nigeria; H. Shirley Amerasinghe (Sri Lanka), President of the UN General a$$embly; and Brigadier Joseph N. Garba, Commissioner for External Affairs of Nigeria.