"In August 1989 the African National Congress [ANC], the country's oldest political formation, articulated its proposals for a political settlement and for negotiations aimed at resolving the intractable South African conflict. Known as the Harare Declaration, it received international acceptance by the Ad-Hoc Committee on Southern Africa of the Organization of African Unity (OAO), the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the Frontline States and (with some modification) the General Assembly of the United Nations. With growing domestic acceptance too, this was indeed a milestone event in the recent history of South and southern Africa."