Monthly Archives: July 2012

United Nations to honour Nelson Mandela on 18 July

By | 18 July 2012

UNITED NATIONS, New York – The UN General Assembly will mark Nelson Mandela International Day with an informal meeting today, honouring the leader’s contributions to democracy, racial justice and reconciliation.

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Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General Election of the new Chairperson of the African Union Commission

By | 17 July 2012

New York – The Secretary-General welcomes the election of Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma of South Africa as Chairperson of the African Union Commission. He commends the African leaders for their decision and congratulates Dr. Zuma for the confidence they have placed in her as the first African woman to be elected to lead the Commission.

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Nelson Mandela International Day

By | 12 July 2012

New York – In recognition of Nelson Mandela’s contributions to democracy, racial justice, and reconciliation and his service to humanity, the United Nations General Assembly declared 18 July (his birthday) as Nelson Mandela International Day.

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