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Declaration on the Granting of Independence
to Colonial Countries and Peoples
50th Anniversary, 14 December 2010

 UN Radio Classics: "Towards Liberation" (1970)

Part 1: Life under Apartheid and Colonialism

Secretary-General Javier Perez De Cuellar with Oliver Tambo.

A programme about the struggle for basic human rights and against racial segregation in South Africa, Southern Rhodesia, Mozambique and Namibia.


Part 2: The Struggle

Secretary-General Javier Perez De Cuellar with Oliver Tambo.

How the struggle for liberation in Africa began and what happened when the early non-violent struggle was met with violence.


Part 3: International Opinion

Secretary-General Javier Perez De Cuellar with Oliver Tambo.
This programme analyzes the effects of the international community’s involvement in the liberation movement in Africa

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Part 4: Hope or Despair

Voters in South Africa's first all-race elections in 1994.
Hope for freedom in Africa and the end of racial segregation remains as fight against armed forces intensifies.



Photo Credits
1:  The segregated stands of a sports arena in Bloemfontein, South Africa in 1969, were a reflection of an entire nation divided by the issue of race. (UN Photo/H Vassal);
2:  A detachment of South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) soldiers firing mortar rounds against South African forces operating in their homeland of Namibia across the Angolan border in 1981. (UN Photo/Tadeusz Zagosdzinski)

3:  Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar (left) meeting at UN Headquarters with Oliver Tambo of the African National Congress of South Africa (ANC) in 1982. (UN Photo/Yutaka Nagata)
4:  South Africa held it's first all-race elections from April 26 to April 29, 1994. (UN Photo/Chris Sattlberger)