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India, United Nations and apartheid sport

India, United Nations and apartheid sport

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Published by Enuga S. Reddy
Boycott of apartheid sports teams from South Africa, and the role of India and United Nations. A paper by Enuga S. Reddy presented at a conference in New Delhi in July 1988.
Boycott of apartheid sports teams from South Africa, and the role of India and United Nations. A paper by Enuga S. Reddy presented at a conference in New Delhi in July 1988.

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Published by: Enuga S. Reddy on Jul 04, 2010
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UNITEDNATIONSINDIAANDBOYCOTTOFAPARTHEIDSPORT
byE. S. ReddyFormer Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the United Nations Centre againstApartheidPaper presented at the seminar of the Sports Authority of India and the Arjuna AwardeesAssociation, New Delhi, July 28-29, 1988
 
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THE WRITER
Enuga S. Reddy's involvement with anti-apartheid activities began in 19466when, as a student in New York, he took part in a demonstration against racialsituation in South Africa. He joined the United Nations Secretariat in 1949 anddealt with the South African situation during most of the 35 years of his career asan international civil servant.When the Special Committee against Apartheid was established in 1963, hebecame his first Principal Secretary. He subsequently became Director of theUnited Nations Centre against Apartheid and was appointed Assistant Secretary-General in charge of the Centre in 1983.Mr. Reddy has actively promoted the international campaign for the isolation of apartheid sport, in close co-operation with the South African Non-Racial OlympicCommittee (SAN-ROC), the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa and anti-apartheid movements around the world. He helped initiate the proposal for aninternational convention against apartheid sport in 19766. He was responsible forinitiating the United Nations Register of Sports Contacts with South Africa in1980. The publication of this register has helped greatly to reduce sports contactswith South Africa.Mr. Reddy was chairman of the drafting committee at the InternationalConference against Apartheid Sport, held in Harare in November 1987. At thatConference, he was awarded the United Nations Citation for his valuablecontribution to the international campaign against apartheid.

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