UNAMID Darfur © UN Photo/Albert González Farran
Pledge to Devote 67' to Public Service
In 2011, visitors to the Nelson Mandela International Day interactive exhibit were invited to make their own pledge to devote 67 minutes of their time to public service. Here are some of the pledges made.
* Last names and email addresses have been edited out to protect the privacy of those who filled out cards.
Artur (Poland, 20)*
"I distributed approximate(ly) 50 flyers to other(s) and told them to support and help the community (in the United Nations Headquarters. I will do more! Promise."
Ding (China, 21)*
"To visit the Red Cross and contribute my blood. Besides, I have done volunteer work for 78.5 hours. … I hope our world will be better and harmony!"
"I will empower youth to foster social inclusion by teaching and providing all to play sport in harmony."
Andres (Mexico, 15)*
"Going to my local park to clean. Mandela, you are my idol!"
Michelle (Argentina, 17)*
"I will teach English and Math to other people."
Dara (USA, 22)*
"Work with children and keep them in school and learning."
Livia (Puerto Rico, 52)*
"Speak and visit a person who lives(s) lonely."
Alex (Nepal, 20)*
"I will donate blood."
Grace (USA, 16)*
"Volunteer at a neighbor’s house that needs help cleaning up her property."
Lamyah (Singapore, 11)*
"Tomorrow (18 July) I will find any conflict on the streets and in my mind, figure out how it would be resolved."
Sugandha (India, 17)*
"I will try to save environment."