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President Mandela at the United Nations, video…

President Mandela at the United Nations, video showed at the General Assembly on commemoration of the Nelson Mandela International Day
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A video clip on President Mandela's visits and speeches at the United Nations opened the informal meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to commemorate Nelson Mandela International Day.

Every year on 18 July — the day Nelson Mandela was born — the UN joins a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of time to helping others, as a way to mark Nelson Mandela International Day. For 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity — as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.