Nelson Mandela

News in Brief 18 July 2018

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UN marks 100 years since Mandela’s birth with a vow to continue struggle for equality

Taking stock of his “vast” legacy for mankind, the United Nations will mark 100 years since the birth of the late anti-Apartheid activist, Nelson Mandela, on Wednesday.

Human rights is more than a moot subject, say students

Raising human rights awareness among a new generation of youngsters from all corners of the world is vitally important if discrimination is to be beaten.

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“Nelson Mandela Rules” on prisoner treatment presented

New rules to help improve the treatment of prisoners around the world, were formally presented at United Nations headquarters on Wednesday.

The updated standards – also known as the “Nelson Mandela Rules” - outline standard minimum treatment practices for those who are incarcerated.

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Honouring Nelson Mandela’s legacy, UN pledges acts of kindness and goodwill

On Nelson Mandela International Day, the United Nations pledged today to promote “desperately needed” acts of kindness and goodwill and uplift poor and underdeveloped communities worldwide.