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UN Celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day

July 18, 2017 – Marking what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 99th birthday, the United Nations honored his lifetime of service and dedication to justice and equality.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (07/18/1918 - 12/05/2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as the first black President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.  In the early 1990s his negotiations with South African Pres. F.W.de Klerk helped to end the country’s apartheid system of racial segregation and ushered in a peaceful transition to majority rule. Mandela and de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1993  for their efforts.

Posted by Enlightenment Media News on 2017 m. rugpjūtis 9 d.