Nations General Assembly & Nelson Mandela

The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is the process established in 2003 to prevent conflict diamonds from entering the mainstream rough diamond market. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 — 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election. 3.3/5

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18 July is Nelson Mandela's birthday. In November 2009 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 18 July as "Nelson Mandela International Day" to be celebrated each year. It is the first time that the UN has dedicated an International Day to an individual. "Nelson Mandela is a living embodime...
Happy Birthday Madiba Nelson Mandela was the first South African president of a truly democratic South Africa. He was elected president in 1994, in South Africa's first democratic vote, and served until 1999. Prior to becoming president, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist: the leader of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the ANC and both Transvaal president of the ANC and deputy national president. In 1952 Mandela and Oliver Tambo opened the first black legal firm in the country. Mandela served 27 years in prison, some of which were on Robben Island, after being convicted of “plotting to destroy the South African state by sabotage” at the now famous Rivonia trial . He was released from prison on 11 February 1990. Mandela has received more than 250 awards over four decades, most notably the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize. His birthday has been named Mandela Day in his honour, with the United Nations General Assembly observing the first ever annual 'Nelson Mandela Day' on Sunday, 18 July 2010. In 2011, a ...
67 years to the service of humanity On the 18th of July this year, Dr.Nelson Mandela – arguably the most famous mortal to have come to this world after Abraham Linton and Mahatma Gandhi will celebrate his 94th birthday. Following Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday in June 2008, it was decided to celebrate Dr. Mandela’s birthday each year with a day dedicated to his life’s work and that of his charitable organizations, and to ensure his legacy continues forever. From 2010, 18 July was declared by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as Nelson Mandela International Day. This day also coincides with the icon’s birthday. The celebration of this International Day recognizes and gives credence to the former President’s commitment to human rights, conflict resolution and reconciliation. Mandela Day is an annual celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and a global call to action for people to recognize their individual power to make an imprint and change the world around them and was created to inspi ...
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