The President of the United Nations General Assembly offered personal congratulations to the two winners of the 2020 United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize. General Assembly President Tijjani Muhammad Bande spoke by video link to Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté, Executive Director, Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children, and Mrs. Marianna V. Vardinoyannis, President of the Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation, President of the “ELPIDA” Association of Friends of Children with Cancer, President of the Orama ELPIDAS Association and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.
The Prize, which is granted every five years, recognizes the achievements of those who dedicated their lives to the service of humanity as guided by the purposes and principles of the UN, while honouring and paying homage to Mandela’s extraordinary life and legacy of reconciliation, political transition and social transformation.
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The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security.
At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; with the addition of South Sudan in 2011, membership is now 193, representing almost all of the world’s sovereign states.