“Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in New York on Monday the legacy of Nelson Mandela could be a signpost for resolving current global problems, 100 years after the birth and five after the death of the South African leader.

Mandela, born 100 years ago, spent 27 years in prison for fighting against apartheid in South Africa. A peace summit dedicated to him was held at the UN a day ahead of a General Assembly meeting.

Grabar-Kitarovic called Mandela ‘a great African and a rare global moral authority.’

She warned about many children living without love, in extreme poverty, dying of hunger or in war, and said the migrant and refugee crisis combined all the key problems of the world of today – armed conflicts, poverty, hunger, climate change, and terrorism.

‘Our duty is to join forces and tackle those issues through existing mechanisms as well as new, better solutions,’ she said.” (N1)