Pillar Centre for Conflict Resolution, International Arbitration and Scientific Research – based in London, held a virtual dialogue on the occasion of the International Nelson Mandela Day, with the participation of many international institutions and personalities. The meeting included an introductory speech about the centre, its objectives and activities. Where Dr. Nermin Al-Borno, the General Director of Pillar Centre, welcomed the attendance and spoke about Mandela’s life and career, and that his biography has become inspiring for freedom and human justice and called for dedicating the concepts of coexistence, justice and dialogue among the peoples of the world. She indicated that the memory of Nelson Mandela should be the beginning of the end for all forms of racism and discrimination, and that it is a dedication to pressure and work to end all forms of abuse that occur due to discrimination and racial discrimination.
Also added Dr. Khamis Al-Essi, representative of the Pillar Centre in the West Bank and Gaza, spoke about many crises in the Palestinian territories, including poverty, the collapse of the health sector and the deterioration in the areas of human life. The meeting included figures from several international institutions and a number of academics, activists and influential figures around the world from several countries, including: the United States of America, Ireland, Portugal, Russia, Afghanistan, India, Turkey, Palestine, and Syria, where a number of important issues that Mandela called for were discussed, such as: peace building, equality, the poverty crisis around the world, and combating racial discrimination in all its forms.