In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared July 18th, Nelson Mandela International Day in recognition of the former South African president’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.
The Mandela day is “Mandela Day is a call to action for people everywhere to take responsibility for making the world a better place, one small step at a time, just as Nelson Mandela did.”
Mandela, South Africa's first black president, turns 92 years old on Sunday, as the world celebrates the first international day in his honour.
“Nelson Mandela spent more than 67 years serving his community, his country, and the world at large. On Mandela Day people are called to devote just 67 minutes of their time to changing the world for the better, in a small gesture of solidarity with humanity, and in a small step towards a continuous, global movement for good".
People across the globe honored this African icon yesterday by donating their time and energy to help the world’s poor.
One of the top 100 figures of the XXth century, Nelson Mandela received the Nobel Price of Peace in 1993. This struggle against the apartheid caused him 27 years of imprisonment.
Elected first black president of South Africa in 1994, the peace symbol has a policy based on national reconciliation between whites and blacks and fight against economic inequality. He retired from active politics after a single term, but continues to support the African National Congress.
He became an icon of the struggle against poverty through several associations, but also the fight against AIDS. People also listen to him when it comes to human rights
Everyone should look to Nelson Mandela as a role model and get inspired by this life.We all should join his fights against poverty, racism, aids…
This is my favorite Mandela’s quote.
Please, visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation website.
Meanwhile, enjoy the Mandela Day song played by Simple Minds.
|Simple Minds - Mandela Day .mp3|
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