Nelson Mandela International Day 2022

History, significance and most inspirational quotes of Nelson Mandela

Every year on July 18 the world celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day. He was born on 18 July 1918

On 10 May 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first black and democratically elected President of South Africa

Nelson Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in October 1993 for his work for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa

The day came about in November 2009, after the UN General Assembly recognised the former contributions of Mandela to peace and the fight for freedom.

In 2009, United Nations General Assembly announced to celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day every year on July 18

Nelson Mandela died on 5 December 2013 at the age of 95 after a prolonged respiratory infection in Houghton, Johannesburg

“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” - Nelson Mandela

"I have always believed exercise is a key not only to physical health but to peace of mind." - Nelson Mandela

“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”