UN / MANDELA STEVIE WONDER

18-Jul-2016 00:02:59
As the world marks Nelson Mandela International Day, United Nations officials and UN Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder paid tribute to the South African activist and peacemaker's tireless efforts to end intolerance and injustice, calling on the international community to follow his guiding example in efforts to build a better world for all. UNIFEED-UNTV
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STORY: UN / MANDELA STEVIE WONDER
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 18 JULY 2016, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

18 JULY 2016, NEW YORK CITY

2. Close up, man wearing a Nelson Mandela T-shirt
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stevie Wonder, UN Messenger of Peace:
“It’s a heartbreak to see people die whether they be citizens or people that are enforcing the law. I think that everyone has to be accountable, held accountable, for what they do. ”
4. Close up, Nelson Mandela International Day donation box
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stevie Wonder, UN Messenger of Peace:
“We have to do something about the gun laws. People have to be more accountable for guns. You can’t because of your rage decide to you want to kill someone. You are going completely against everything that life stands for. So I do pray that we grow up and grow out and in to the love that we are supposed to be spreading.”
6. Various shots, Stevie Wonder and UN officials donating clothes
7. Various shots, moment of silent in honour of Nelson Mandela
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Stevie Wonder, UN Messenger of Peace:
“Fortunately, his spirit, his words, his actions and his good deeds live on. And I want everyone here today to commit to be an extension of Nelson Mandala's works and courage. Let’s walk the walk and lead others to a place of greatness and good.”
9. Various shots, Stevie Wonder singing a song and audience applause
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As the world marks Nelson Mandela International Day, United Nations officials and UN Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder today (18 July) paid tribute to the South African activist and peacemaker's tireless efforts to end intolerance and injustice, calling on the international community to follow his guiding example in efforts to build a better world for all.

The UN joined the Mandela Foundation in inviting people around the world to devote at least 67 minutes today to community service activities.

Stevie Wonder and UN officials took part of a clothing donation public service activity held at the Secretariat Circle at UN Headquarters – one of several events today around the world in which the UN took part in honour of Mandela.

The UN Messenger of Peace spoke about the recent incidents of violence in the United States between African Americans and police.

He said “It’s a heartbreak to see people die whether they be citizens or people that are enforcing the law. I think that everyone has to be accountable, held accountable, for what they do. ”


The legendary musician said “we have to do something about the gun laws. People have to be more accountable for guns. You can’t because of your rage decide to you want to kill someone. You are going completely against everything that life stands for. So I do pray that we grow up and grow out and in to the love that we are supposed to be spreading.”

Earlier in the day Stevie Wonder gave the keynote address at the UN's festivities, beginning with a moment of silence for those who lost their lives as a result of gun violence and terrorism.

The UN Peace Ambassador said “fortunately, his spirit, his words, his actions and his good deeds live on. And I want everyone here today to commit to be an extension of Nelson Mandala's works and courage. Let’s walk the walk and lead others to a place of greatness and good.”

He finished his address with a new song he wrote a couple of weeks ago, asking “where is our song of love, not a song for you and me but a song for humanity.”
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