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Nelson Mandela International Day, July 18
For freedom, justice and democracy

Commemorative Events for 2014

New York

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 ReleasePDF document

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.

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