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Nelson Mandela International Day is observed on 18 July

Nelson Mandela International Day is observed on 18 July

   Kautilya Academy    18-07-2020

UNGA respected Mandela's modesty, absolution and empathy, and his commitment to the battle for popular government and the advancement of a culture of harmony all through the world.

Nelson Mandela International Day or Mandela Day is observed on 18 July every year across the globe. The day is aimed to honor Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, Nobel Prize winner, and anti-apartheid icon.

History:
Mandela Day was first held on 18 July 2009, in New York. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) recognized the day later that year. On 10 November 2009, the UNGA adopted a resolution A/RES/64/13 to recognize 18 July as the "International Day of Nelson Mandela". The day is designated to mark the contribution Nelson Mandela brings to peace through his active participation in resolving disputes, addressing racial issues, international democracy and reconciliation, and the promotion of human rights.
UNGA also recognized the period from 2019 to 2028 as the Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace. UNGA honored Mandela's humility, forgiveness and compassion, and his contribution to the struggle for democracy and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world.

Nelson Mandela:
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in the Eastern Cape, South Africa on 18 July 1918. In 1942, he began his career in politics. In 1944, he joined the African National Congress. Mandela was accused of treason in South Africa and was arrested on 5 December 1956.
Nelson Mandela served as the President Of South Africa from 10 May 1994 to 16 June 1999. Mandela stepped down after one term as President. He dedicated his life to fighting for human rights. On 5 December 2013, he passed away in Johannesburg. Mandela was deeply concerned with issues related to racism.


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