The AAM’s ‘Southern Africa: the Time to Choose’ conference, 11–13 March 1982, was its most ambitious initiative to date. The Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ekwueme, gave the keynote address and the leaders of the Labour and Liberal Parties, the Chair of the TUC International Committee and ANC and SWAPO representatives were among the speakers. The conference was attended by church representatives, trade unionists, local authorities and delegates from women’s, youth and student organisations. This Declaration was widely distributed and presented to Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington by the AAM’s President, Bishop Trevor Huddleston, and Hon. Secretary, Abdul Minty, the day after the conference.