United Nations Honors Nelson Mandela with a Statue at New York Headquarters

A proposed statue of the Late former South African President, Nelson Mandela was unveiled at the United Nations Headquarters in New York; but many claim it looks nothing like Mandela and is $1.8 Million tax payers money down the drain.

The president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa has presented a life-size statue of former president and apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela to the United Nations on behalf of the government and the people of South Africa. It is understood that the statue will be located at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York.

According to the Presidency‚ it is the only life-size statue to have been erected at the United Nations. Speaking at the presentation to kick-start a high-level meeting – the Mandela Peace Summit at the UN – for world leaders to renew their commitment to global peace, conflict prevention, conflict resolution, peace building, promotion and protection of human rights and long-term development initiatives.

During the ceremony, Guterres said at the ceremony that Mandela “embodied the highest values of the United Nations — peace, forgiveness, compassion and human dignity.” Nelson Mandela’s widow challenged world leaders celebrating his life to put their egos and partisan politics aside, and honor his legacy by ending the “senseless violence” plaguing too much of the world.