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Nelson Mandela International Day 18 July

In recognition of former South African President and his contribution to the culture of peace and freedom. The UN’s General Assembly declares 18 July “Nelson Mandela International Day”.

Furthermore, the resolution recognizes Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service of humanity in conflict resolution, race relations promotion, protection of human rights and gender equality.

In addition, he also fought for the rights of children and other vulnerable groups; against poverty and promoted social justice.

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However, the world will always remember Mandela for his contribution to the fight for democracy internationally and also for promoting a culture of peace throughout the world.

In celebration of this special day in Africa’s history, here are three quotes Mandela would always be remembered by:

Nelson Mandela International Day 18 July

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Nelson Mandela International Day 18 July

Nelson Mandela International Day 18 July

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