Give 67 minutes to change the world on Mandela Day

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Wednesday, 14 July, 2010

Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity. Will you give 67 minutes of your time on 18 July to help build a better world?

On Sunday 18 July Nelson Mandela turns 92. Last November the United Nations declared his birthday Nelson Mandela International Day, which is a call to action for people all around the world to make a difference in the places in which they live and work. It is the day that people across the globe band together to serve the communities around them and work toward a better tomorrow.

The Elders have joined the former President of South Africa in a special message of support for Nelson Mandela International Day.

In a new video message shot during The Elders’ last visit to South Africa in June 2010, they urge people everywhere to give 67 minutes of their time to reach out to others in their communities.

Jimmy CarterJimmy Carter: “Nelson Mandela has given us a wonderful opportunity – and duty – to do something positive and active on Mandela Day.”

Mary RobinsonMary Robinson: “He gave 67 years of his life – now he’s saying it’s in our hands. It’s not about him, he says, it’s about us.”

Graca MachelGraça Machel: “Every action, big or small, will be a huge contribution to making our world more loving, caring and supportive.”

Gro BrundtlandGro Brundtland: “We want to inspire the conviction that we all can make a difference,”

Desmond TutuDesmond Tutu: “Give only 67 minutes of your time, to change the world.”


Make every day a Mandela Day.


Nelson Mandela Day logo

More information on Nelson Mandela Day can be found at:
The Mandela Day website.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation website.

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