UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
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UN's Ban Ki-moon: Mandela was a 'giant for justice'

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, saying that he was a "giant for justice and a down-to-earth human inspiration".

Mr Ban said that Nelson Mandela showed "what is possible for our world".

He added: "Let us continue each day to be inspired by Nelson Mandela's lifelong example - to keep working for a better and more just world".

  • 05 Dec 2013
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