UN observed the Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July

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UN observed the Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July
19 July 2019 Current Affairs: The United Nations observed the Nelson Mandela International Day, also popularly known as Mandela Day, on 18 July every year. The United Nations instituted the day to mark the birthday of South Africa’s former president, Nelson Mandela, which falls on 18 July. It was established in the year on 2009. 
The day is also observed to pay tribute to Mandela for his values, legacy and contribution to society. It acknowledges the his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world. 

Theme 2019:
Nelson Mandela Foundation has launched a new strategy titled "Mandela Day: The Next Chapter, to mark the tenth anniversary of the initiative" as the theme 2019. The theme focuses on five areas such as education and literacy, food and nutrition, shelter, sanitation and active citizenship.

Nelson Mandela:
Rolihlahla Mandela was born in the Eastern Cape on 18 July 1918. His primary school teachers gave him the name 'Nelson.' His involvement in politics began in the year 1942. He joined the African National Congress in 1944. He helped to form the ANC Youth League (ANCYL). He was accused of treason in South Africa and was arrested on 5 December 1956.
Nelson Mandela was elected as first democratically elected President Of South Africa on May 10, 1994. He stepped down after his one term as President. He passed away in Johannesburg on 5 December 2013. He was deeply concerned with issues related to the racism. His government did a lot of work to bring South Africa into a new era.

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