The United Nations pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

The United Nations pays tribute to Nelson Mandela


The United Nations mourns Nelson Mandela, who has died in South Africa. He was 95 years old. Mandela was a man, who devoted his life to the service of his people and the fight for human dignity, equality and freedom for all. Throughout his life, and even during his 27 years of imprisonment in South Africa, he continued the struggle. Playing a decisive role in dismantling apartheid and bringing together all South Africans. On his first ever visit to the United Nations, in 1990, he received a standing ovation that seemed to go on forever. As the international community applauded, he stood, and listened, humble. Standing ovations were something that Nelson Mandela had to get used to. Here in 1994. Here in 2000. In a statement, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that Nelson Mandela had showed “what is possible for our world and within each one of us — — if we believe, dream and work together” “Let us continue,” he added, “each day, to be inspired by his lifelong example and his call to never cease working for a better and more just world.”

17 thoughts on “The United Nations pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

  1. The spirit, commitment and humility that drove Nelson Mandela as an activist, freedom fighter, unifier and nation builder. the inner strength and values that sustained him during 27 years of (often-brutal) imprisonment under apartheid. the example that he set, not only for developing countries navigating complex political transitions but also for advanced countries marred in a quagmire of anemic growth, high unemployment, and rising inequalities of income, wealth and opportunities.

  2. WE should, and we will collectively celebrate not just what he achieved, but also HOW and WHY he achieved it….#Nelson, WE will NEVER forget you !!!

    Thank you Nelson Mandela – for all the good that you delivered to so many, and for all those that you helped, both in South Africa and well beyond.

  3. Rest in peace Madiba. You have run the race well and completed your journey leaving this whole a much better place than what you found it. Thank you for the example you set and for leaving us the blue print of putting others more vulnerable than you first.

  4. Rest in peace Madiba. You have run the race well and completed your journey leaving this whole a much better place than what you found it. Thank you for the example you set and for leaving us the blue print of putting others more vulnerable than you first.

  5. Moetapele wa sebele-A true leader , he has gone home.A moya wa hae o fumane phomolo – May his soul rest in Peace!

  6. RIP Nelson Mandela. A true example of what dialogue and forgiveness can do to unite a nation and to bring peace.

  7. Existem pessoas que procuram a todo custo uma luz para que possam  ser vistas, outras já nascem iluminadas, e que por mais que tentem apagá-la, ela se torna mais forte, ( Madiba ) carinhosamente  chamado pelo seu povo , Mandela é uma luz interminável, incomparável , que Deus o mantenha com toda essa Luz para que o mundo um dia possa entender o quanto foi e sempre  será importante para a união dos povos, sem distinção de côr.

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