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

Jul 18, 2018 Celebrities, News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

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]

Nelson Mandela International Day

Jul 18, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Credit: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire THE SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON MESSAGE FOR NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY. Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual call to action for people around the world to make a difference in the communities where they live and work by taking time to serve others. The theme behind the Day – “Take action, Inspire change” – highlights the importance of working together to build a peaceful, sustainable and equitable world. Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life to the struggle for human rights and social justice. The United Nations joins the Mandela Foundation in asking people around the [Read More]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Nov 30, 2014 Celebrities, News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

United Nations, New York, USA, November 25 2014 – Panelists at the event commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November). In the front row from left: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City; and Teri Hatcher, American actress, writer and producer. On the Photo: (from LEFT): Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Chirlane McCray, Teri Hatcher. Photo by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Actress, writer and producer Teri Hatcher: “I am simply one in three women who is forced to accept violence [Read More]

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