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Nelson Mandela International Day

July 18

 It is easy to break down and destroy.
The heroes are those who make peace and build.  Nelson Mandela

Secretary-General’s Message for 2020

Video message by António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, on the occasion of Nelson Mandela International Day 2020.

photo card with the Mandela quote: 'As long as poverty, injustice, and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.'
photo card with the Mandela quote: 'We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.'

20 July 2020: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (New York time) — Virtual Event

UN General Assembly Meeting and
Recognition of the Mandela Prize Laureates


July 18