Commemorative Events for 2014
UN General Assembly Event
The UN General Assembly held a special meeting to mark Nelson Mandela International Day, featuring the President of the General Assembly, the UN Secretary-General, Baleka Mbete, Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and Gay McDougall.
Read the Secretary-General’s statement at the meeting.
Watch the archived webcast of the event.
Download the Press Release
Public Service Event
United Nations staff teamed up with MillionTreesNYC to tend to dozens of newly planted trees near UN Headquarters and in the community of East Harlem.
Read the Secretary-General’s statement at the public service event.
Check out photos from the MillionTreesNYC public service activities.
UN News Centre Stories
- Honouring Nelson Mandela’s legacy, UN pledges acts of kindness and goodwill
- UN: Can you spare 67 minutes to take action on Nelson Mandela Day?
- General Assembly establishes UN prize in honour of late Nelson Mandela
- Nelson Mandela Day is a call to action, says UN Chief
- "Poppa Mandela" tribute song performed at the United Nations
- Nelson Mandela: Carrying on His Legacy