18 July – Happy Birthday Madiba!

by rumo – 18 JULY 2019

 Nelson Rolihlahla (Madiba) Mandela

Jul 18, 1918 – Dec 05, 2013


“It is easy to break down and destroy.
The heroes are those who make peace and build.”

November 2009 – in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom, UN General Assembly declares 18 July “Nelson Mandela International Day”. Resolution A/RES/64/13 recognizes Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service of humanity in: conflict resolution; race relations; promotion and protection of human rights; reconciliation; gender equality and the rights of children and other vulnerable groups; the fight against poverty; the promotion of social justice. The resolution acknowledges his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world.


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