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At UN on Nelson Mandela Day, Forest Whitaker Praises Path of Resistance As Mandela’s Anti-Apartheid Speeches Recalled

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Forest Whitaker, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation and SDG Global Advocate, makes remarks during the annual observance of Nelson Mandela International Day. The 2018 observance marks 100 years since Mandela’s birth (18 July 1918) today at the UN Headquarters in New York City. Photos: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire   by Kurt Wheelock UNITED NATIONS, July 18 — On Nelson Mandela Day at the UN, actor Forest Whitaker told the audience that Mandela “took the path of resistance and paid the price for it.” He compared Mandela to Gandhi and Martin Luther King, calling each a “beacon of courage.” The UN [Read More]

At UN, Michelle Yeoh Promotes Sustainable Fashion, Tells How Nepal Earthquake Moved Her

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United Nations, New York, USA, July 16, 2018 – Actress Michelle Yeoh, UN Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador Advocating for the SDGs today at the UN Headquarters in New York. Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire By Kurt Wheelock UNITED NATIONS, July 16 — Actor Michelle Yeoh has been on a journey to find an outfit that that does not damage the Earth. On July 16 she brought to the UN in New York a film about her quest, called “Made in Forests.” It was presented during the High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development, and features Italy’s Cittadellarte Fashion B.E.S.T., an art foundation that [Read More]

As Nauru Calls for UN Climate and Security Envoy and Curaçao Agrees, US and Russia Less Supportive

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United Nations, New York, USA, July 11, 2018 – President of Nauru Baron Waqa during the Security Council Meeting on Understanding and addressing climate-related security risks today at the UN Headquarters in New York. By Kurt Wheelock UNITED NATIONS, July 11 — Nauru is a small country in the Pacific Ocean, and getting smaller as the water rises. On July 11 its president Baron Divavesi Waqa proposed to the UN Security Council the creation on Climate and Security of a new UN envoy. He outlined to the Security Council members improvements they need to make, saying “the Council needs better [Read More]

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