South Africa

UN honours Nelson Mandela with International Day on 18 July

The United Nations has declared 18 July “Nelson Mandela International Day” in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.

Mandela embodies UN's highest values, Ban says

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon celebrated the 91st birthday of Nelson Mandela today, calling the founding president of post-apartheid South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize laureate an “exemplary global citizen.”

Secretary-General makes first official visit to South Africa

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has touched down in South Africa on his first official visit to the country, beginning a trip that will also take him to Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Egypt.