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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 As World Cup Starts, Ambassadors Don Jerseys, Russia Beats Saudi Arabia 5-0

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United Nations, New York, USA, June 14 2018 – Security Council members, wearing the jerseys of their national teams, gathered in the chamber today to mark the opening of this year’s FIFA World Cup today at the UN Headquarters in New York City. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Miroslav Lajcak President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, pose for a group photo with Council members, including Vassily Nebenzia, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of June. Photos: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire   By Kurt Wheelock When the 2018 [Read More]

On World Oceans Day at UN, Plastic Pollution Decried, Alternatives Imagined

Jun 9, 2018 Celebrities, News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, June 08 2018 – Photographer Chris Jordan during a panel discussion held on the occasion of World Oceans Day. The discussion highlighted the important roles of youth and innovation in addressing solutions towards cleaning our oceans today at the UN Headquarters in New York City. Photos: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire   by Kurt Wheelock When the United Nations celebrated World Oceans Day on June 8 there were speeches but also a presentation by Parley about how ocean plastic is being used to make athletic shoes, credit cards and even luxury brand sunglasses. In an event attended by [Read More]

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