Opening of Exhibit “Building on the Legacy of Nelson Mandela”

Jerry Matthews Matjila (left), Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa, attends the opening of the exhibit “Building on the Legacy of Nelson Mandela” in the Visitors Lobby at UN Headquarters.

The exhibit, organized by the UN Department of Public Information with the support of the Permanent Mission of South Africa, highlights Nelson Mandela International Day and celebrates the centenary of his birth by featuring his contributions to the work of the United Nations in peace and security, human rights, and sustainable development. It also illustrates initiatives taken by the UN General Assembly in recognition of the South African leader’s legacy on conflict resolution, reconciliation, gender equality, the rights of children and other vulnerable groups, and the fight against poverty.

Source: United Nations