Nelson Mandela International Day: 18 July

Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 is observed internationally on 18th July. This year marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918).  The Nelson Mandela Foundation is dedicating this year’s Mandela Day to ‘Action Against Poverty’, honouring Nelson Mandela’s leadership and devotion to fighting poverty and promoting social justice for all.
November 2009 – in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom, UN General Assembly declares 18 July “Nelson Mandela International Day”.

Source- The Livemint

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018- 
  • Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
  • The UN Headquarters in New York, United States. 
  • The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. 
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