UN Observance: Nelson Mandela International Day – July 18, 2015

13-1For most human beings, life is to live in this world for a certain period of time. For others, to live is to be born, grow up, learn, work, eat and reproduce, without living the illusion of falling due to a materialistic life.

Humble people accomplish their mission in life. They worry for other people and are aware of their life is related to everything that exists. A great example of this is Nelson Mandela.

Who was Nelson Mandela?

Nelson Mandela was born in the village of Mvezo , in South Africa. He lived from 1918 to 2013. He was a great politician and philanthropist.  He is someone to be remembered as a great winner of the Nobel Prize, among other awards. Nelson Mandela was a great human being who was willing to die to create a free and democratic society.

Nelson Mandela was in jail for 27 years, and fought for equal rights for people of color and had the courage to be the first black president of South Africa. He was a great activist who eliminated the Apartheid in South Africa to reconcile racial differences and help eliminate poverty.

mandela_johanesburgo_homenaje_reuters2 (1)Secretary-General’s Message:

Nelson Mandela once said: “It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.” He was a leader who acted with a steadfast belief in justice and human equality. Let us all continue, each day, to draw inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s life-long example and his call to never cease working to build a better world for all.

Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life to the struggle for human rights and social justice.

How the day came about to be a memorable international date

In July 18, 2009, the Nelson Mandela International Day was launched via unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly, in recognition of the birthday of someone who was a legendary president in South Africa, who lead by example and showed the importance of peace and freedom for all, like the global village we live in.

It is not a coincidence you are reading this message, you have the opportunity to help people. Start making a difference right now:

http://www.un.org/en/events/mandeladay/takeaction.shtml

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