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United Nations volunteers clean up Randall's island shoreline on Mandela Day (18 July 2017)
19 Jul 2017 -  On Mandela Day volunteers from the United Nations came together in Randall's Island to give their contribution to public service. Among the volunteers were Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly, Mr. Maher Nasser, Acting Under-Secretary-General for Global Communication and Mr. Jerry Matthews Matjila, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations.
The UN Department of Public Information and the Office of the President of the General Assembly have partnered with the NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, NYC Service and the Randall’s Island Park Alliance to engage UN staff and the diplomatic community to support a healthy ocean and urban farming to advance environmental justice and reduce poverty. Volunteers have helped keep New York’s harbor healthy and resilient by cleaning its shorelines of litter and invasive plants, and learned about the importance of urban farming in raising awareness about nutritious food for all communities.
Nelson Mandela gave 67 years to public service. Today he keeps inspiring action !
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