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Director-General Opens UNOG Commemoration of Nelson Mandela Day

18 July 2013

The Director-General opened the UNOG commemoration of Nelson Mandela Day and read the statement of the Secretary-General for the occasion. He noted that while the event was coming at a difficult time, it was also a most appropriate time to honour Mr. Mandela’s legacy of reconciliation, compassion and strength. The Secretary-General’s message stressed that marking Nelson Mandela International Day is meant to mobilize the human family to do more to build a peaceful, sustainable and equitable world.