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Nelson Mandela International Day, July 18
For freedom, justice and democracy

Nelson Mandela showed what is possible for our world and within each one of us — if we believe, dream and work together. Let us continue each day to be inspired by his lifelong example and his call to never cease working for a better and more just world.

- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations joins the world in paying tribute to Nelson Mandela

The Security Council observes a minute of silence upon the news of the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela,
5 December 2013
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe