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

Multimedia Resources

Videos

Photo of Nelson Mandela - links to videos page

Photo Galleries

Nelson Mandela speaking at the United Nations - links to photo gallery

Nelson Mandela Photos

Staff from the United Nations and the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the UN in New York joined the global call to action to devote 67 minutes to public service on Nelson Mandela International Day.

Mandela Day 2012

Staff from the United Nations and the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the UN in New York joined the global call to action to devote 67 minutes to public service on Nelson Mandela International Day.

"67 Minutes of Service" 2011



Radio Programmes

UN Radio Classic stories (1970-1999):

 

Former NYC mayor David Dinkins with UN Radio's Ben Malor.

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins in his office with UN Radio's Ben Malor

  • David N. Dinkins was the influential Mayor of New York City who facilitated Nelson Mandela's first official visit to New York and the USA in June 1990, soon after his release from 27 years of political imprisonment. He has met Mandela and the two men have spent many good times together discussing many issues. In his office in New York, UN Radio's Ben Malor asked him how he would describe Mandela, the man?
    Listen

Nelson Mandela voting with Gay McDougall standing alongside him.

Gay McDougall stands next to Nelson Mandela as he votes in 1994, for the first time in his life

  • Gay McDougall stood right beside Nelson Mandela when the anti-apartheid icon voted for the first time in his life, in April 1994. Gay, who is currently a UN Independent Expert for Minorities, had spent a good amount of her life fighting apartheid and racism. She raised funds for the support and legal fight to free many political prisoners in apartheid South Africa. She ended up becoming a member of South Africa's Independent Electoral Commission, which successfully conducted the country's first multi-racial elections - something that many thought and feared could not happen. At her home in New York, Ben Malor asked her first, her thoughts about Mandela Day?
    Listen

Jesse Jackson.

The Reverend Jesse Jackson during a visit to the UN

  • Reverend Jesse Jackson, the eminent American civil rights leader, may have been the first African American to meet the South African leader following his release from prison, as he told UN Radio's Gerry Adams.
    Listen

Postcard

Nelson Mandela Day postcard

Nelson Mandela International Day: Take action Inspire change PDF icon  (611 kb)


Download the commemorative desktop wallpaper!

Mandela Day desktop wallpaper image

In Windows, to set this image as the background on your computer, open the file and "right-click" to select the “set as background” option.


Commemorative Poster


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Booklet

Nelson Mandela in his words

Nelson Mandela: In his words - Excerpts from speeches, 1961 – 2008 PDF icon  (966 kb)