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Nelson Mandela Honoured with Humanitarian Achievement Award

Sep 24, 2013 17:01 IST

Former South African President Nelson Mandela on 22 September 2013 presented with a humanitarian achievement award for his contribution to South-South cooperation and sustainable development.

The award was presented at South- south awards ceremony at New York, US. The award was received by Zindzi Mandela and Josina Machel on behalf of their father Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela, 95, has been suffering from a recurring lung infection. He is under intensive care at his Johannesburg home.

The theme of the annual event was Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Development.

The South-South awards seek to highlight the achievements of countries in the Global South, and recognise public and private sector leaders who have contributed significantly to South-South cooperation and sustainable development. Among this year’s public sector award recipients were Costa Rica, the Kingdom of Bahrain and Fiji.

The South-South Awards 2013 is co-organised by the Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations Public Administration Network (UNPAN), the South-South Steering Committee for Sustainable Development (SS-SCSD), the International Organisation for South-South Cooperation (IOSSC) and South-South News.

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