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Nelson Mandela International Day - Commemorative ceremony
Date: 18 July 2018
Organization: UNOG
Location: Room XX
Category: Commemoration

Join us on Tuesday, 18 July 2017, at 12.30 p.m. Room XX
to the Commemorative Ceremony



Video message by Mr. António Guterres,
Secretary-General of the United Nations

Remarks by Mr. Clemens Adams,
Director, Administration, on behalf of Mr. Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva

Remarks by His Excellency M. Dieudonné W. Désiré Sougouri,
Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso to the United Nations in Geneva and Chair of the Africa Group in Geneva

Musical interlude
UN Jazz Club

Remarks by Janet Nelson,
Vice-President, ATD Fourth World

Closing remarks by Her Excellency Ms Nozipho Joyce Mxakato-Diseko,
Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations Office at Geneva

Musical interlude
UN Jazz Club

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This ceremony is organized by the Information Service of the United Nations Office in cooperation with the Africa Group of Ambassadors in Geneva.

This year marks the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth.


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The event also coincides with the 10th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, a leading human rights education event organized by the Centre for Human Rights, based at the University of Pretoria, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, that is taking place in Geneva from 15 to 20 July 2018. It brings together some 80 law students representing 37 universities from all five UN regions arguing hypothetical human rights cases before eminent judges. You can attend the final round on 20 July, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Room XX of the Palais des Nations). See the entire programme here.

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For more information, please visit http://www.un.org/en/events/mandeladay/.

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