Antonio Guterres to deliver Nelson Mandela day lecture

Antonio Guterres to deliver Nelson Mandela day lecture

Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, will deliver the 18th annual Nelson Mandela Day lecture on Saturday. 

UN chief Antonio Guterres
UN chief Antonio Guterres. Image courtesy: AFP

Guterres states on his social media that his lecture will centre around the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“Building on Mandela’s legacy, I will explore the need to fight the global pandemic of inequality & how we must rethink our economies & societies,” says Guterres.

The world commemorates the birthday of former president Nelson Mandela every year on 18 July, when humanity is called upon to reach out to those that are less fortunate and in need of assistance.

This will also be the first year since the first Mandela Day, that the lecture will be held virtually.

The lecture comes at a time where the world battles the deadly coronavirus.

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Over 13.7 million cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed globally with more than 7.6 million recoveries and close to 600 000 deaths reported.

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