Dr. Salim addresses the opening of consultative meetings between the OAU and United Nations system, a practice that has been ongoing since 1980.
"This meeting between OAU and UN System is a further testimony of our common interest and determination to act together and to contribute tremendous efforts. deployed by the African people themselves for their economic survival and their human dignity. It is a challenge to all the International Community." -Dr. Salim, April 2, 1980