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Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held in 2010. Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact.

“We would be honoured if such a day can serve to bring together people around the world to fight poverty and promote peace, reconciliation and cultural diversity,” says a statement issued on Mandela’s behalf.


Activity Ideas:

  • Print out and enjoy the Nelson Mandela section of our monthly activity book – here
  • Watch the United Nation’s Nelson Mandela Life Story and discuss – here
  • Watch some of Nelson Mandela’s speeches at the United Nations – here
  • And take our Guess the Famous Speech Quiz to test your knowledge – here