Today (July 18) is Mandela Day, an International Day, to remember Mandela’s achievements in working towards conflict resolution, democracy, human rights, peace, and reconciliation. Nelson Mandela died at 95 in 2013.
The first Mandela Day was launched in New York on July 18, 2009, but the UN’s resolution to declare the day occurred later that year. On November 10, 2009, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring July 18 as “Nelson Mandela International Day”.Nelson Mandela Day is a global observance of the the core values the late global icon stood for, namely democracy, freedom, equality, diversity, reconciliation, and respect.
Nelson Mandela is certainly not a public holiday. On the contrary it is a Day people and organizations around the world take part in many activities to promote Nelson Mandela Day through activities that include volunteering, sport, art, education, music and culture. Read more