Nelson Mandela Day – 18 July

For 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity, as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.

Every year on 18 July — Nelson Mandela’s birthday — the UN joins a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of time to helping others, as a way to mark Nelson Mandela International Day.

 Message for Nelson Mandela Day from the UN Secretary General

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For more information on the Day please go to the dedicated UN Website