18 July 2013 © UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré
2021 Commemorative Events
UN General Assembly Meeting — NYC
UN Headquarters, 21 July — 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EST
The United Nations General Assembly marks Nelson Mandela International Day with an informal plenary meeting.
- H.E. Volkan Bozkir, President of the General Assembly's letter and provisional programme
- Secretary-General's Message for 2021
Public Service Activity
Keep an eye out of for the ActNow x Mandela Day challenge – to limit global warming and take care of our planet.
ActNow is the United Nations campaign for individual action on climate change and sustainability.
Every one of us can help limit global warming and take care of our planet. By changing our habits and making choices that have less harmful effects on the environment, we can tackle the climate emergency and build a more sustainable world.
As Nelson Mandela said, "We must never forget that it is our duty to protect this environment."
- Download the app and join the challenge (or team)!
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