Beijing – It is an honour to join you. I thank the Government and people of the People’s Republic of China for their kind invitation and warm hospitality.
New York – Your Excellency Jeff Radebe, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development of the Republic of South Africa,
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.
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.
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.