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Who were awarded with first-ever Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize and why this award was given?

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Who were awarded with first-ever Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize and why this award was given?
posted Jul 26, 2015 by anonymous

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The first-ever United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize will be awarded to Dr. Helena Ndume, of Namibia, and Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio, of Portugal.

“The prize recognizes the achievements of those who dedicate their lives to the service of humanity by promoting UN purposes and principles while honouring Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary life and legacy of reconciliation, political transition and social transformation,”

According to the Assembly, Dr. Ndume is an ophthalmologist whose life’s work has been devoted to treating blindness and eye-related illnesses in Namibia and throughout the developing world.

Mr. Sampaio led the struggle to restore democracy in Portugal – including throughout his tenure as Lisbon’s Mayor from 1989 to 1995 and as the 18th President of the Republic from 1996 to 2006.

answer Jul 26, 2015 by Rupali Dadhe
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