Minister Greenidge attends unveiling of Nelson Mandela Statue at UN Headquarters


The Public Diplomacy Department, Press Release – Tuesday, September 24, 2018

Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, earlier today joined Heads of Government attending the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York for the unveiling of the Nelson Mandela statue just outside of the General Assembly Hall at UN Headquarters.

During the ceremony, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres noted that “Nelson Mandela embodied the highest values of the United Nations – peace, forgiveness, compassion and human dignity”.

The unveiling of the statue also marks the start of the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, a high-level plenary meeting held to celebrate the 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, as well as to promote his values.

Minister Greenidge is expected to chair a segment of the Summit later today.

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