Trudeau 'reaffirms resolve' to carry Nelson Mandela's torch

President Edgar Lungu addresses the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit Opening ceremony at the United Nations in New York on Monday 24th September 2018

President Edgar Lungu addresses the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit Opening ceremony at the United Nations in New York on Monday 24th September 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to address the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit Sept. 24, 2018, a day before the start of the General Debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly at the United Nations in NY.

Before the United Nations general debate kicks off, a statue of former President Nelson Mandela will be unveiled at the Mandela Peace Summit - a high-level meeting in honour of South Africa's first democratically elected president.

He said South Africans have been humbled by the the enthusiasm with which the worldwide community has embraced the celebration of the centenary of the birth of Mandela.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is paying tribute to the late Nelson Mandela by urging world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to follow his example and champion democracy, human rights and the rule of law around the world.

The values by which Mandela lived and to which he dedicated his life were universal, according to Ramaphosa.

President Edgar Lungu during the Nelson mandela Peace Summit oficial opening ceremony at the United Nations in New York
President Edgar Lungu during the Nelson mandela Peace Summit oficial opening ceremony at the United Nations in New York

"We will continue to speak up for the refugees of Rohingya, for the Yazidis of northern Iraq, for the people of Venezuela", Trudeau said, addressing the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in NY.

Ramaphosa will take part in events around the UN GA in the coming week.

"We trust that this statue will remain a constant reminder to the global community of the dedication of Nelson Mandela to the mission of the United Nations and a constant affirmation of South Africa's commitment to contribute to a better world for all", Ramaphosa said at the unveiling of the Mandela statue in NY in America.

"Peace is the work of many generations", Trudeau said.

"Few people in the history of our world have left such an incredible mark on humanity", U.N. General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces said at the dedication ceremony of the life-size sculpture of the prisoner-turned-president.

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