7. Nelson Mandela International Day: Nelson Mandela the leader

The United Nations (UN) Information Centre (UNIC), Nairobi, Kenya, in collaboration with the South Africa High Commission in Kenya, led U.N. agencies, Kenya Government Representatives, and members of the Diplomatic corps to mark the Mandela International Day. This year, the focus was on Nelson Mandela the leader. The session was broadcast live on the United Nations (UN) Information Centre’s Facebook page, gaining over 155 views post-broadcast.


Chair: Mr Newton Kanhemn, Deputy Director of the United Nations (UN) Information Center (UNIC), Kenya.


Speakers: Professor Adekeye Adebajo, Director at the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation, University of Johannesburg.

Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura, Director-General, United Nations Office (UNON), Nairobi, Kenya.

H.E. Mr. M J Mahlangu, High Commissioner of the South African Commission in Kenya.

H.E. Mr. Ndongo Dieng, Senegalese ambassador to Kenya.


Video link:

Event Type


The United Nations Information Centre


22 July 2021


Professor Adekeye Adebajo


10h00 and 12h00 (SAST)