Nelson Mandela International Day – Jamaica’s Message

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The late former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela (left), walks with the late former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Michael Manley, when he arrived in the island in July of 1991. Mr. Mandela died on December 5 at the age of 95. (JIS photo)

On 10th December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution designating 18th July as Nelson Mandela International Day.

In so doing, the United Nations recognised the long history of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s leading role in and support for Africa’s struggle for liberation and Africa’s unity, and his outstanding contribution to the creation of a non-racial, democratic South Africa.

See Special Message from Jamaica’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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