Type of entity
Authorized form of name
Anti Apartheid Movement |Local Authority Action Against Apartheid
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Identifiers for corporate bodies
Dates of existence
As early as 1960 local authorities in Britain played a part in the international campaign against apartheid. A United Nations resolution in 1982 recognised this and following a conference held in Sheffield in March 1983 the National Steering Committee on Local Authority Action Against Apartheid (LAAA) was established to act in an advisory and co-ordinating capacity. It encouraged local authorities to adopt anti-apartheid policies including sports and cultural boycotts, disinvestment from the South African economy, purchasing policies avoiding South African goods and raising awareness about apartheid through education. In the 1990s councils were encouraged to develop links with communities in South Africa and the LAAAA sent an observer team to the South African elections in 1994.
England, United Kingdom
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Authority record identifier
Rules and/or conventions used
ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).
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Dates of creation, revision and deletion
Created by Julia Wylie, October 2016
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford . 2002. Catalogue of the archive of the Anti-Apartheid Movement. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/online/blcas/aam.html#aam.O.7.2. [Accessed 17 October 2016].