Honoring Nelson Mandela – A Veteran of Peace

The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday declared July 18 Nelson Mandela International Day to mark the South African anti-apartheid leader’s contribution to peace.

A resolution adopted by consensus by the 192-member world body calls for commemorations every year starting in 2010 on July 18 – Mandela’s birthday – to recognise the Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s contribution to resolving conflicts and promoting race relations, human rights and reconciliation.
New York – AP

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