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UN Women Executive Director’s Message for Mandela Day

21st July 2014 Press Releases

18 July is Nelson Mandela’s birthday. It is also the first ‘Mandela Day’ to be marked since we lost him after a long illness. Mandela Day is an opportunity for each of us to bring the best out of ourselves by taking some form of action in solidarity with others, to be of service, and to inspire change in our world. As Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon puts it, “Nelson Mandela Day is a call to action.” (more…)

Secretary-General’s remarks at Nelson Mandela International Day Public Service Activity

21st July 2014 Press Releases

Ralph Bunche Park, New York, 18 July 2014 – I am delighted to welcome all of you. We are particularly honoured to have Kweku Mandela here representing the family of his grandfather. (more…)

Secretary-General’s remarks at General Assembly Informal Plenary Meeting on Nelson Mandela International Day

21st July 2014 Press Releases

New York, 18 July 2014 – I am delighted to warmly welcome all of you to celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day here at the United Nations. (more…)

Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos Statement to the Press Security Council Briefing on Sudan/South Sudan

17th July 2014 Press Releases

New York, 16 July 2014 – I have just briefed the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Sudan and South Sudan, which continues to deteriorate for hundreds of thousands of people in both countries. (more…)

The Secretary-General’s message on Nelson Mandela Day – 18 July 2014

15th July 2014 Press Releases

Last year, the world lost one of its greatest leaders when Nelson Mandela passed away.  We remember his legacy especially on his birthday, the 18th of July. (more…)