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06/11/1962 The United Nations formally condemns Apartheid

The General Assembly of the UN passed Resolution 1761 condemning apartheid policies. The resolution described apartheid as a threat to international peace and security. Additionally, member states of the UN were asked to break off diplomatic relations with South Africa.


  • Essentials 

  • Initial relations 

  • South West Africa 

  • Sharpeville and the severing of British ties 

  • Sanctions 

  • Aid to apartheid casualties 

  • Morogoro Conference 

  • Mogadishu Declaration 

  • Other African states 

  • Western ties 

  • Isolation 

  • Western influence in apartheid 

  • Border War 

  • Cross-border raids