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    9 July 2014


     The United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna,

    in cooperation with the South African Permanent Mission to the UN (Vienna) and the United Nations Office at Vienna,

    invite you

    to the opening of the exhibition

    "Mandela Poster Project"

    to mark the

    Nelson Mandela International Day 2014

     Date / Time: Monday, 14 July 2014, 12.30 p.m.

    Location: Rotunda, Vienna International Centre (VIC)

    In May 2013, a group of designers from South Africa came up with an idea to celebrate Nelson Mandela's life by collecting 95 posters from around the world, honouring Madiba's lifelong contribution to humanity. In 60 days, designers from more than 70 countries submitted more than 700 posters. The submissions were curated, and the final collection of 95 exceptional posters has been exhibited in South Africa and is showing in different countries around the world. In the process, the project has successfully achieved the aim of raising a substantial sum of money for the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust Fund. It was Mr. Mandela's dream to build a hospital to cater for the medical needs of children in the Southern African region. This project by artists across the globe has contributed in no small measure to the realization of this goal. This hugely inspirational story of global collaboration is called Mandela Poster Project.

    The exhibition will be on display in the Rotunda of the VIC from 14 to 18 July 2014.

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    For media accreditation:

    Media representatives who wish to attend the side events and who are not accredited to the VIC should contact

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    For more information please contact:

    Irene Hoeglinger-Neiva
    Public Information Officer
    United Nations Information Service (UNIS Vienna)
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-4448
    Email: irene.hoeglinger-neiva[at]