Nelson Mandela Memorial Lecture

Nelson Mandela Memorial Lecture


Date: Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 11h00 to 12h00

Venue: United Nations University – U Thant Hall, 5–53–70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku,

Due to the announcement of the Snap Election scheduled for December 14, 2014 and the dissolution of the DIET November 21, 2014, the Deputy President has to postpone his Working Visit to Japan. The Deputy President will therefore not be present at the Business Forum and the UNU lecture. Tokyo



South Africa’s Constitution is widely regarded as the most progressive in the world, with a Bill of Rights second to none. The role played by the Constitutional Court in forging, guiding and sustaining the young democracy is illustrated with reference to ground-breaking rulings on human rights issues. Japanese companies contribute to the economic development and improvement of the quality of life of South Africans. Japan can draw reassurances from the experience of the 15-member Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries in dealing with common regional problems going beyond the directly economic. Japan, through TICAD and other contributions, should continue to display a generosity of spirit in identifying itself with others in need.


Q & A:

There will be a 30-minute question and answer session following the lecture.



simultaneous translation Japanese/English will be available



Attendees should please register in advance for the event on the UNU website by utilising the following link