Annual Observance of Nelson Mandela International Day at UNHQ

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (centre left) and Miroslav Lajcak (centre right), President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, unveil a new stamp on the occasion of Nelson Mandela International Day, the 2018 observance of which marks 100 years since Mandela’s birth (18 July 1918). The stamp, released by the UN Postal Administration, pays tribute to the centenary of Mandela’s birth. Designed by Norwegian artist Martin MAlrck and issued in Swiss francs, it features the Nelson Mandela quote (in French): It is easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.”

Mr. Guterres and Mr. Lajcak are joined for the unveiling by (left to right):

Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner of the City of New York; Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs of South Africa; Forest Whitaker, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation and SDG Global Advocate; and Catherine Pollard, Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management.

Source: United Nations