Thursday, 18 July 2013

18 July 2013 - 4th edition of the Nelson Mandela (Madiba) International Day

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.

Resolution A/RES/64/13 recognized the long history of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’ s leading role in and
support for Africa’s struggle for liberation and Africa’s unity , and his outstanding contribution to the creation of a non - racial, non - sexist, democratic South Africa. Furthermore, the resolution also acknowledged the values of the leader and his dedication to the service of humanity , as a humanitarian, in the fields of conflict resolution, race relations, 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 and his unique contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world.

Mr. Mandela kissing the hand of a baby.
  NMF Photo/Peter Morey
" To the youth of today, I also have a wish to make: Be the script writers of your destiny and feature yourselves as stars that showed the way towards a brighter future. "
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

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