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World Celebrates Nelson Mandela Day

The World today the 18th of July commemorates Nelson Mandela International Day in honour to the late former South African President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

The day marks Mandela’s achievements in working towards conflict resolution, democracy, human rights, peace, and reconciliation.

The day is a global call for people to recognize their ability to have a positive effect on others around them. United Nations declared July 18-Mandela’s birthday to be Nelson Mandela Day.

United Nations has taken to social media to celebrate and promote the day with a message. “On Thursday’s #Mandela Day and every day, Nelson Mandela’s words inspire us to ‘ensure that democracy, peace and prosperity prevail everywhere.”

“Nelson Mandela’s calls for social cohesion and an end to racism are  particularly relevant today, with hate speech casting a growing shadow around the world.”

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