Former United States President Bill Clinton and socially conscious musician Harry Belafonte will participate in a special sitting of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to mark International Nelson Mandela Day on Thursday.

Almost four years ago, the United Nations General Assembly passed a consensus resolution declaring July 18 Nelson Mandela International Day. The resolution, which 165 countries co-sponsored, recognized the values and dedication of Madiba to the service of humanity, and designated the day’s observance every July from 2010.

Thursday 18 July 2013 11:42