The whole world celebrates this Monday, July 18, Nelson Mandela International Day to commemorate the contribution of the first black president of South Africa, to “the promotion of a culture of peace”.
Nelson Mandela, the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa, is commemorated every July 18, his birthday. The day was established by UNESCO on November 10, 2009 to pay tribute to this lawyer specializing in human rights, prisoner of conscience, international architect of peace. Know everything.
History of the Day
Nelson Mandela International Day is better known as Mandela day. On November 10, 2009, the United Nations General Assembly declared July 18 to be “Nelson Mandela International Day” in honor of the former South African President’s work for peace and freedom.
July 18 because this date marks the day of the birth of Nelson Mandela. Additionally, the UN joins the Nelson Mandela Foundation in urging the world to dedicate 67 minutes of their time to helping others, to commemorate the International Day dedicated to him. 67 minutes of his time spent serving others and the public good, in memory of the 67 years of activism of the old South African leader, who died on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95.
Each year, Nelson Mandela International Day reminds us that everyone at their level can act and inspire change around them. Each of us has the possibility and the responsibility to change the world to make it better.
Even today, many Internet users are surprised to see that Nelson Mandela International Day is still celebrated several years after the death of the “Old sage”. Indeed, the United Nations does indeed still keep it on its schedule.
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