U.N. holds first Nelson Mandela Peace Summit

UNITED NATIONS (SEPTEMBER 24, 2018) (UNTV) – The United Nations held a Nelson Mandela Peace Summit on Monday (September 24), a day before world leaders begin address the U.N. General Assembly.

South Africa gifted the United Nations a statue of Nelson Mandela, to honor the late president and anti-apartheid hero’s 100th birthday.

Speaking at the peace summit, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said, “The truth is that there can be no justification for the existence of weapons that carry with them the potential to extinguish life on this planet.”

The General Debate starts on Tuesday (September 25), but high-level meetings, including a call to action on the world drug problem hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump took place on Monday.

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