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On November 10, 2009 during the 64th Session of the United Nations General Assembly it adopted the resolution for International Mandela Nelson Day. Recognizing the stretched history of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s principle role in transforming Africa’s struggle for liberation and Africa’s unity, and his outstanding contribution to the construction of a non-racial, non-sexist, democratic South Africa.
This day is dedicated to remembering Nelson Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service of humanity, as a humanitarian, in the fields of conflict resolution, race relations, 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.
According to Nelson Mandela, “It is easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build. Let us acknowledge and reflect on his contributions to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world each year as we observe July 18th , his birthday, as Mandela Day.