OBIT / NELSON MANDELA

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Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid activist, and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, was the first to be elected in a fully representative, multiracial election in South Africa. UNTV

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DATELINE: 5 DECEMBER 2013, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

5 DECEMBER 2013, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon walks up to the podium
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General:
“I am profoundly saddened by the passing of Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela was a giant for justice and a down-to-earth human inspiration. Many around the world were greatly influenced by his selfless struggle for human dignity, equality and freedom. He touched our lives in deeply personal ways. At the same time, no one did more in our time to advance the values and aspirations of the United Nations. Nelson Mandela showed what it is possible for our world and within each one of us if we believe, dream, and work together for justice and humanity.”
5. Med shot, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General:
“When I met him in his residence, I was deeply touched and moved and inspired by what he said. When I praised him for his lifelong contribution and struggle to end apartheid, he said that no, it’s not only me, there are hundreds and hundreds of known and unknown people who have contributed to the ending of apartheid. I was so touched, it stuck to me since then, it was a sense of human decency, such humility and humbleness.”
7. Med shot, journalists
8. Wide shot, end of conference
9. Various shots, Security Council minute of silence in honour of Nelson Mandela

FILE – UNTV – JUNE 1990 - FIRST VISIT OF PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA TO THE UNITED NATIONS

10. Zoom out, crowd waiting for Mandela outside the UN
11. Wide shot, Nelson Mandela arrives to the UN getting out of his car
12. Various shots, Mandela at the General Assembly
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa:
“We feel especially honoured and privileged to have the possibility today to stand at this particular place to speak to all of you who represent the peoples of the world.”

FILE – UNTV –21 SEPTEMBER 1998, GENERAL ASSEMBLY, NEW YORK

14. Tracking shot, Nelson Mandela at the GA entrance
15. Wide shot, Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel-Mandela photo-op with SG Kofi Annan and Nane Annan
16. Zoom out, from Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan at a meeting to Nelson Mandela

STORYLINE:

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president who spent 27 years in prison after being convicted of treason by the apartheid regime, died today (5 December) in his home. He was 95.

Minutes after news of his passing were confirmed, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, spoke to reporters and said he was “profoundly saddened” by his passing.

Ban said Mandela was “a giant for justice and a down-to-earth human inspiration” and “many around the world were greatly influenced by his selfless struggle for human dignity, equality and freedom.”

The Secretary-General said “no one did more in our time to advance the values and aspirations of the United Nations” as Mandela “showed what it is possible for our world and within each one of us if we believe, dream, and work together for justice and humanity.”

Recalling his personal experience meeting Mandela, Ban said he was “deeply touched and moved and inspired” that when he had praised him “for his lifelong contribution and struggle to end apartheid, he said that no, it’s not only me, there are hundreds and hundreds of known and unknown people who have contributed to the ending of apartheid.”

He said this showed “a sense of human decency, such humility and humbleness.”

Also today at the United Nations, upon news of his passing, the Security Council interrupted a debate on the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia to dedicate a minute of silence in honour of Mandela.

After his release from prison in 1990, Mandela became the first President elected in a fully representative democratic ballot in post-apartheid South Africa, holding office from 1994 to 1999 in accordance with the country’s Constitution.

In his first visit to the UN he addressed the General Assembly and said he was “especially honoured and privileged to have the possibility today to stand at this particular place to speak to all of you who represent the peoples of the world.”

In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July, Mandela’s birthday, “Nelson Mandela International Day” in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.

The General Assembly resolution recognizes Nelson Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service of humanity, in the fields of conflict resolution, race relations, the promotion and protection of human rights, reconciliation, gender equality and the rights of children and other vulnerable groups, as well as the upliftment of poor and underdeveloped communities.

It also acknowledges Mandela’s contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace.
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