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Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each 18 July (on Mandela's birthday).  In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July 'Nelson Mandela International Day' in recognition of the former South...

Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each 18 July (on Mandela's birthday).

In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July 'Nelson Mandela International Day' in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.

General Assembly resolution A/RES/64/13 recognizes Nelson Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service of humanity, in the fields of conflict resolution, race relations, the promotion and protection of human rights, reconciliation, gender equality and the rights of children and other vulnerable groups, as well as the upliftment of poor and underdeveloped communities. It acknowledges his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world.

Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact.
The Mandela Day campaign message is:
'Nelson Mandela has fought for social justice for 67 years. We’re asking you to start with 67 minutes.'
'We would be honoured if such a day can serve to bring together people around the world to fight poverty and promote peace and reconciliation, 'according to a statement issued on Mandela's behalf.
Source:
http://www.un.org/en/events/mandeladay/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandela_Day

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