Nelson Mandela: Carrying on His Legacy

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Nelson Mandela. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

As the world said farewell to Nelson Mandela, attention turned to how his legacy will live on in the pursuit of achieving justice and equality for all.

The world's most famous prisoner of conscience who resisted the former system of racial discrimination in South Africa known as apartheid, died in his native village on 5 December 2013.

Exemplifying the qualities of a true global citizen, Mandela had dedicated many years of his life to the service of others, and had been a powerful advocate in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Remembering his life as a call to action could help UNAIDS reach its goal of reducing HIV transmission in half by next year.

Pat Duffy reports.

Duration: 4'20"

 

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