Nelson Mandela Current Affairs - 2020

July 18: Nelson Mandela International Day

Every year Nelson Mandela International Day is marked all over the world on July 18. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in 2009 and the first UN Mandela day was observed in 2010. Highlights The day is observed as a global call to action that celebrates the idea, “Every individual has the Read More…

Teen Climate activist Greta Thunberg wins Amnesty prize

The 16-year old climate activist, Greta Thunberg of Sweden won Amnesty International’s ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ Award 2019 for mobilising world public opinion global warming. About Greta Thunberg She is a Swedish teenage climate activist and a fierce campaigner who began protesting outside Swedish parliament in August 2018. She skipped school every Friday demanding Swedish government Read More…

IBSA Gandhi-Mandela Memorial Freedom Lecture

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the first IBSA Gandhi-Mandela Memorial Freedom Lecture. Highlights from the Speech are: Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela wanted to see the elimination of poverty and a world where nations respect one another and multilateralism was upheld and respected and there was tolerance for each other’s religion, race, caste and Read More…

18 July: Nelson Mandela International Day

Every year Nelson Mandela International Day (also known as Madela Day) is observed across the world on 18 July to mark birth anniversary of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former South African President Nelson Mandela. 2016 Theme: “Take Action, Inspire Change” Significance of Day: Observance of this day seeks to celebrates the idea that each Read More…

Jorge Sampaio, Helena Ndume awarded with inaugural Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize

Jorge Sampaio and Helena Ndume have been awarded with the inaugural Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize. The award was bestowed upon them as part of the annual commemoration of Nelson Mandela International Day (observed every year on 18 July). Jorge Sampaio: He was conferred with this award for his contribution and struggle for the restoration of Read More…