Tag Archives: Nelson Mandela

Nominations open for UN Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize

 Nelson-MandelaThe United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize is an honorary award presented once every five years as a tribute to the outstanding achievements and contributions of two individuals (one female and one male). There will be one female and one male laureate, who shall not be selected from the same geographic region. Continue reading

Secretary-General’s End of Year Press Conference

With 2013 marked by a deterioration “beyond all imagination” in the Syrian conflict and the “imminent danger of mass atrocities” looming in the Central African Republic (CAR), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to follow the example of the late South African President Nelson Mandela in making 2014 the year of protecting people. Continue reading

Nelson Mandela Memorial

photoThe international impact of a towering figure of our time, former South African President, Nelson Mandela, was recognised at a memorial service in the Australian capital.

Former prime ministers, the diplomatic corps, South African and Australian community members paid tribute to the late former South African President at a service in ANU’s Llewellyn Hall. Continue reading