Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela 1918-2013, RIP.

UN Resolution A/RES/64/13 recognizes Nelson Mandela’s leading role in Africa’s struggle for liberation and Africa’s unity, and his support thereof.

With this resolution the UN General Assembly also recognizes “Nelson Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service of humanity, as a humanitarian in the fields of conflict resolution, race relations, the promotion and protection of human rights, reconciliation, gender equality and the rights of children and other vulnerable groups, as well as the upliftment of poor and underdeveloped communities.”

The resolution acknowledges his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world.

Information on Nelson Mandela International Day, on Nelson Mandela, and on the Nelson Mandela Foundation is here (EU 2012 External Action feature).

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