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    Ghana's Justice Commissioner (Minister), Mr. Edward Moore, on Friday (18 October) called on African nations?

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    GV EXT Ministry of Inforamtion

    SV INT Sign "Press Conference Hall"

    SV PAN Official party entering room and taking seats

    SV Pressmen

    SV & CU Mr. Meore speaks

    MR. MOORE: "In terms of human experience, it could be said that at 29 the Organisation is on the threshold of maturity. On an occasion like this therefore we have every reason to be proud and to rejoice, for in spite of its shortcomings, this world body has become man's only hope for survival. The United Nations struggles to save mankind from total annihilation and in the words of the Charter "to promote social progress and better standard of life in larger freedom. It is for these reasons that the Government of Ghan attaches so much importance to the Organisation. It is for these reasons that Ghana has committed troops to serve in the Middle East. It is also for the same reasons that it has been decided that the occasion for the 29th Anniversary of the Organisation should be celebrated in a fitting manner. As far as I am concerned, the Organisation needs to be supported and given all the encouragement it deserves. Although colonialism in Africa seems to be moribund with the dying embers of Portuguese colonialism, now is the time for us to rally our forces for the final onslaught against the bastions of racism and oppression in Southern Africa. For, in spite of its numerous attempts to solve the evils of apartheid and racism in its Councils, the United Nations is still faced with the problems in South Africa, Namibia and Rhodesia. In South Africa, Voster's Government continually flouts the authority of the United Nations which has been calling upon it to relinquish its illegal hold on Namibia to enable the world body prepare the territory for self-determination. Ian Smith and his henchmen also continue to hold power in Rhodesia, thus denying 4 million Africans of their birthrights in their own God-given land."

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    Background: Ghana's Justice Commissioner (Minister), Mr. Edward Moore, on Friday (18 October) called on African nations to rally their forces for a final onslaught against racism and oppression in Southern Africa.

    He was launching week-long United Nations Day celebrations in the capital, Accra, which will include lectures, symposia and youth rallies. The celebrations mark the 29th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.

    Mr. More said the United Nations had tried to eradicate apartheid, but still faced problems in South Africa, Rhodesia and Nambia (South West Africa).

    The Ghanaian Justice Commissioner, also speaking as Acting Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, described the United Nations as "man's only hope for survival".

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