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UN establishes 'Nelson Mandela Prize' to honour his achievements

Jun 07, 2014    

The UN General Assembly has established an award in the honour of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela to pay tribute to his achievements and contributions."Our best tribute to Nelson Mandela is not found in words or ceremonies but in actions that take up the torch he passed to us," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in remarks to the Assembly, following the adoption by consensus of the resolution establishing the 'United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize'.The General Assembly has a proud record of acting against apartheid and for Mandela, Ban said."From the early days of sa...

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