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UNICEF Statement of Condolence - Nelson Mandela

UNICEF NZ (UN Children’s Fund)
Media Release
Friday 7 December, 2013

Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director Statement of Condolence - Nelson Mandela

UNICEF joins millions of people around the world who mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa

Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director said, “Today we have all lost a hero, a powerful champion for children. The father of his nation, Nelson Mandela devoted much of his work to children.  In 2002, he urged that Heads of State at the UN Special Session for Children endorse increased health and education resources for children. 

“In 2004, through his Foundation and in partnership with the Hamburg Society and UNICEF, Mandela launched theSchools for Africa campaign to enroll two million African children in school.  He started his own children’s fund and fought passionately, with his wife, Graça Machel, and the Global Movement for Children and UNICEF, to put children at the heart of the global development agenda.

“Madiba touched the lives of millions of children.  They are a central part of his legacy. Our deepest condolences go to his wife, Graça Machel, his family and his nation.”

Dennis McKinlay, Executive Director of UNICEF NZ said, “Nelson Mandela was a true children’s champion; an inspirational leader who acted on a national and global scale to make a practical difference for the rights of children. His work with UNICEF, and his legacy as a whole, is one that will shape the futures of many generations to come. He will be sorely missed.”

ENDS

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