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UN SG Ban Urges World To ‘Be A Part Of Mandela Movement’
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 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

 

 

UN SG Ban Urges World To ‘Be A Part Of Mandela Movement’

MONROVIA, July 20 (LINA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has challenged the world to be part of the Mandela movement in making the world a better place.

According to a UN press release, Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life to bring change to the people of South Africa during which his accomplishments came at great personal cost to himself and his family.

Ban made the call during the Nelson Mandela International Day celebration in Durban, South Africa Monday under the theme: “Take Action, Inspire Change.”

Nelson Mandela International Day is an opportunity to reflect on the life and work of a legend that embodied the highest values of the United Nations, release said.

It said the day is meant to mobilize the human family to do more and to build a peaceful, sustainable and equitable world, and that it is also an opportunity to reflect on the life and work of a legend who embodied the highest values of the United Nations.

“As the United Nations sets out to implement the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, let the world seek to continue building on Nelson Mandela’s legacy of selflessness and deep sense of shared purpose,” Ban pointed out.

He stated that Madiba (as Mandela was affectionately called) was “a model global citizen, whose example continues to guide us in our work to build a better a world for all,” adding, “We remember a man of quiet dignity and towering achievement who worked tirelessly for peace and human dignity in showing us the way to a better future.”

“This is the best tribute to an extraordinary man who with his steadfast belief in justice and human equality, showed how one person can make a difference,” he said.

The UN boss then encouraged everyone to continue being inspired by Nelson Mandela’s lifelong example and his call to never cease working to build a better world for all.
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