Mandela Day 2020: Register for the virtual Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

15 Jul 2020 - 10:30

Join the Nelson Mandela Foundation on 18 July 2020, for the first ever virtual Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, which will be delivered by the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres. The lecture will be live on Mandela Day, 18 July 2020 at 15h00 (SAST) / 09h00 (BST).

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres's address will focus on: “Tackling the Inequality Pandemic: A New Social Contract for a New Era”.

In his speech 'Tackling the Inequality Pandemic: A New Social Contract for a New Era', the Secretary-General will take aim at the various layers of inequality that are being exposed and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. He will outline the threat posed to our well-being and our future by historic injustices and current trends, from colonialism and patriarchy to racism and the digital divide, and make concrete recommendations for a more equitable, just and sustainable way forward in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

The virtual event will feature the Secretary-General in New York and additional speakers in South Africa, including the President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa, and Graça Machel, stateswoman, women and children’s rights advocate and wife of the late Nelson Mandela.


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