Collection 021 - Records of Secretary-General U Thant

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US MR-RT-021

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Records of Secretary-General U Thant

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  • 1962 - 1964 (Accumulation)

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1 file ; Text-based documents

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Includes:

  • The General Assembly Resolution 1761 (XVII) of November 1962, requesting that the South African government abandon all arbitrary trials and release all political prisoners.
  • The General Assembly Resolution A/RES/1881 (XVIII) on the policies of apartheid of the government of South Africa, with reference to reports of the upcoming Rivonia Trial, with the possibility of death sentences for a large number of prisoners, 1963.
  • Notes on the question of apartheid in South Africa, including a review of recent UN proceedings that call for the release of all political prisoners, 1964.
  • Security Council resolutions calling for the release of all political prisoners, 1963-1964.
  • Security Council resolution S/5761, calling for the ending of the [Rivonia Trial], and the granting of amnesty to all political prisoners and detainees, particularly the defendants in the Rivonia Trial, 1964.

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