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2019 Commemorative Events
UN General Assembly Meeting — NYC
UN Headquarters, ECOSOC Chamber, 10:00 am - 11:30 am, 18 July
The United Nations General Assembly marks Nelson Mandela International Day with an informal plenary meeting.
Public Service Activity — NYC
This year, volunteers from among UN staff and the diplomatic community will travel to the Brownsville Community Culinary Center, Brooklyn.
The Center is committed to offering healthy, accessible cuisine to residents of one of the most marginalized neighbourhoods in New York City.
UN volunteers will participate in the preparation of food to be served to community members and connect in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s ideals of service.
The activity is organized by the UN Department of Global Communications, the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly and the Permanent Mission of South Africa to the UN and NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, in collaboration with the Melting Pot Foundation.