Inspiration for Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. It was launched on his birthday, July 18, 2009, via a unanimous decision by the UN General Assembly. “It is in your hands to make the world a better place,” he said a year earlier.

Mandela Day calls on us all, every day, to make the world a better place as we celebrate his life and legacy in sustainable ways that will bring about enduring change.  Inspired by Nelson Mandela’s own words, what will you do to make this world a better place today–and every day?


Nelson Mandela Quote