Following her canonization, the United Nations honored Mother Teresa with a weeklong celebration. There was an exhibition that featured her contributions, as well as statements she made on various issues.
An international array of speakers, some of whom knew her well, were also included. They spoke about her service to the “poorest of the poor” and her commitment to peace. This was not the first time the United Nations paid tribute to her.
In 1985, the United Nations Secretary General said, “Mother Teresa is the United Nations.” She certainly was a role model for all and hero to mankind.