Skip to main content

NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY: 18 JULY 2013

Every year on 18 July, which is Mr Nelson Mandela's birthday, the UN joins a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of time to helping others, as a way to mark Nelson Mandela International Day.
Why 67 minutes? For 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity — as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.
How the Day came about

In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July "Nelson Mandela International Day" in recognition of the former South African President's contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.
General Assembly resolution A/RES/64/13 recognizes Nelson Mandela's values and his dedication to the service of humanity, in the fields of conflict resolution, race relations, the promotion and protection of human rights, reconciliation, gender equality and the rights of children and other vulnerable groups, as well as the upliftment of poor and underdeveloped communities. It acknowledges his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world.

Amb. Chris Odey
ff@CelebrityNight
Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Enter For The #GhenGhenChallenge by @2Mgtheatre and Win N50, 000

If you have not heard and entered for the #GhenGhenChallenge, this is for you:

There is a 18+ very interesting stage play coming to theatre in Abuja by 2MG Theatre showing at the British Council and it is "Overnight Trial" an adaptation of Aerial Dorfman's "Death and the Maiden".


So it's time to get creative with your phone camera and win N50,000 on Sept 26, 2017!

Jenny Chisom's 12 Codes of Conduct for Men That Rivals Any Male Code

It's been a tough past week so I am grateful for Sunday heralding a new week.
I have been burdened to create a Code of Conduct for members of the League of Extraordinary Men (LExM) on Facebook. So while I couldn't attend service, I sat down and wrote this down on my note pad, then typed it.
This came in a bid to begin to restructure the group to ensure it is serving the right purpose and the right men.

Why Pastor Goodheart Ekwueme Resigned From House on the Rock Church in Abuja

I have been in pains!

If you follow me on Instagram, you will notice, I put up my pastor and coach's picture last weekend because I was heart broken.
He is Pastor Goodheart Ekwueme, the outgone (as much as I hate to use that) resident pastor of my local assembly in Abuja. I and all those who knows him, are going to miss him soooooooo much, it hurts.

FEATURED ON

FEATURED ON