Nelson Mandela International Day 2020: Images And Quotes Remembering Madiba

Nelson Mandela Day: Images And Quotes Remembering 'Madiba'

Nelson Mandela International Day 2020: "Even before the (coronavirus) pandemic, inequality was a global plague. Today, this injustice is clear to all," United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.

@NelsonMandela Annual Lecture this Saturday at 9am EST.

Building on Mandela's legacy, I will explore the need to fight the global pandemic of inequality & how we must rethink our economies & societies.

Join me: https://t.co/hKsq9aa0bh#NMAL2020pic.twitter.com/c24LayeEce

— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) July 15, 2020

Fondly referred to as Madiba, Nelson Mandela touched lived where ever he went. In November 2009, in recognition of his contribution to the peace and freedom, the UN General Assembly declared July 18 as "Nelson Mandela International Day" and a resolution was passed paying tribute to his values, dedication to conflict resolution, fight for racial inequalities and protection of human rights. The resolution acknowledged his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally.

Remembering Nelson Mandela

Many leaders and organisations today paid their tribute to Nelson Mandela on Twitter.

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Thirty years ago, just four months after his release from prison, Nelson Mandela visited Canada for the first time. A symbol of liberation and freedom, his struggle to advance human rights and fight injustice is one that inspires people to this day. https://t.co/q4QW8TnYWW

— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 18, 2020

"Racism must be opposed by all means that humanity has at its disposal." -- Nelson #Mandela

Nelson #Mandela's words resonate as strong today as ever.

Let's live by them and #FightRacism every single day, everywhere❗️ pic.twitter.com/RYCQ6qjfZm

— UN Geneva (@UNGeneva) May 9, 2020

Nelson Mandela's inspirational quotes

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