By Thomas M. Franck (auth.), Yassin El-Ayouty, Hugh C. Brooks (eds.)
As an rising Continent, with a wealthy previous, dynamic current and promising destiny, Africa has a tremendous function to play within the strengthen ment of overseas association. good sooner than Africa yr, 1960, while a number of African States attained their independence and their rightful position in the neighborhood of countries, a few of the activities for solidarity and co-operation strove in the direction of the production of nearby foreign association. Now greater than ever earlier than, approximately ratings of African States, contributors of the United countries, the association of African cohesion and a number of other sub-regional enterprises and preparations, glance upon foreign association as an immense ability for defend ing their independence, improving African identification, forging collabor ative bonds among themselves and with the skin global, and rais ing the normal of dwelling for his or her populations. it may even be famous that the age of technological know-how and expertise that is, and may be, according to foreign co-operation, stimulates fur ther Africa's wish to advance and paintings via overseas inter governmental firms. As Africa faces the I970's, confronting the middle difficulties of colonial ism and apartheid in its southern elements, she seems to be upon the United international locations and the association of African solidarity because the major automobiles for inspiration and motion. For those concerns, the current e-book as a result of the St.
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N. General Assembly at its adoption, I feel that the statement I made before the 25th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations 12 sums up my appraisal of the future of the Declaration of the principles of international Law concerning friendly relations and co-operation among states. The text of the statement reads as follows: I come to this rostrum today in my capacity as Chairman of the Sixth Committee, responding to an expressed desire on the part of the representatives in that Committee; also moved by the great moment thrust upon us by history; encouraged by the tremendous support that the text of the Declaration before the General Assembly has received under considerably difficult circumstances.
The young nations dealt with the principle of "the duty of States to cooperate with one another in accordance with the Charter" (principle 5) in political and economic terms. Peace had to be built or attained on the basis of the prescriptions of the Charter. For the African States, there could be no real peace until there was full universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all. With regard to racial discrimination, there had to be elimination of all forms; the same went for all forms of religious intolerance.
10 The OAU notes with pride that it played some role in mediating the Algero-Moroccan border dispute,l1 and the disputes between Somalia on the one hand and Ethiopia and Kenya on the other. The OAU has also helped in the relations of member states with European powers. The Second Special Session of the Council of Ministers was convened in Dar es Salaam on February II-12, 1964 to act on the request of President Nyerere of Tanganyika that African troops be sent to Tanganyika to replace the British troops he had used as an emergency measure to suppress an army mutiny.