Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf is among several current and past world leaders at the sixth Nelson Mandela lecture in Johannesburg, South Africa at the quest of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
The event is in observance of programs marking the Centennial birth anniversary of late former South African President Nelson Mandela. A release says the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, in partnership with the Motsepe Foundation is delivered by former U.S. President Barack Obama in Johannesburhg on 17 July.
In an impassioned address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela’s birth Tuesday, 17 July, Mr. Obama urged people around the world to respect human rights and other values now under threat.
The immediate past U.S. President observes that these days “we see” much of the world threatening to return to a more dangerous and more brutal way of doing business.
The Nelson Mandela Annual lecture is one of the Foundation’s flagship programs to honor its founder Nelson Mandela.Every year since 2003, global leaders have used the lecture to raise issues affecting South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world.
The lecture on Tuesday took place a day before Nelson Mandela International Day.Former President Sirleaf, former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon were among several others at the lecture.-News release