UNOG Commemoration in Honour of Nelson Mandela
Commemoration in honour of the late former President of the Republic of South Africa
Mr. Nelson Mandela
A commemoration in honour of former President of the Republic of South Africa, H.E. Mr. Nelson Mandela, was held on Tuesday, 17 December 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room (Room XX).
The commemoration brought together the international community in Geneva to pay collective respect to one of the greatest leaders and most remarkable human beings of our time, salute his extraordinary courage, and be inspired by his struggle for freedom, equality and justice for all.
The commemoration included a message from the Secretary-General, a video message from the High Commissioner for Human Rights, remarks by the Permanent Representative of South Africa and the Permanent Observer of the African Union, and an address by former Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Those who were not able to participate may watch the archived webcast video at webtv.un.org
Secretary-General's message to Memorial Ceremony for Nelson Mandela
Remarks by Kofi Annan for the Memorial Ceremony for Nelson Mandela
Remarks by the Permanent Representative of the African Union for the Memorial Ceremony for Nelson Mandela
Remarks of the Acting Director-General of UNOG at the commemoration in Honour of Nelson Mandela
Acting Director-General's tribute to Nelson Mandela