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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]

Norway Launches Bid for UNSC Seat, Speaking on Darfur While Jokingly Deflecting on World Cup Absence

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United Nations, New York, USA, June 22, 2018 – Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway and Ine Eriksen Soreide Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs During the launch of Norways campaign for an elected seat in the Security Council, term 2021-2022 today at the UN Headquarters Rose Garden in New York. Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire By Kurt Wheelock When Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide appeared in the Rose Garden of UN Headquarters on June 22 to officially launch her country’s bid to be elected to a UN Security Council seat for 2021-22, the campaigning had already in essence begun. Norway has already [Read More]

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