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General Assembly: Informal Meeting on the occasion of the annual observance of the Nelson Mandela International Day.
18 Jul 2018 -  Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918). The Centenary is an occasion to reflect on his life and legacy, and to follow his call to “make of the world a better place.” 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.
- Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, President of the General Assembly
- Statement by H.E. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General
- Keynote speech by Mr Forest Whitaker, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation
- Statement by Ms. Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner, City of New York
- Statement by H.E. Mr. Jerry M. Matjila, Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations
- Unveiling of Nelson Mandela Centenary Stamp
- Remarks Chair of regional groups
Representative of African States
Representative of Asia-Pacific States
Representative of Eastern European States
Representative of Latin American and Caribbean States
Representative of Western European States
United States of America: Host Country
- The President of the General Assembly adjourns the Meeting.