Malaka, Malaysia dated 18th July 2012: Few in the world dedicated their life for humanity, Nelson Mandela through his 67 years of altruistic service, did that, fighting for democracy, freedom and justice he stands as a beacon of hope and an inspiration for millions around the world.

Another year gone, and the world continues to commemorate Nelson Mandela Day not only to celebrate his legacy, but also to distinguish it as a call on people all around the world to celebrate the lofty ideals that the likes of Nelson Mandela fought for, to own the values he represents, by effectively participating in their communities, and taking action towards making the world a better one for all.

Adhering to a simple creed “We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.” Nelson Mandela changed the world, and on this halcyon day, is a chance for all youth to honor his extensive service, by being agents of change.

The World Assembly of Youth (WAY) beseeches youth and youth leaders around the world to devote 67 minutes of their time to make a difference in their communities, one minute for every year Nelson Mandela spent fighting for humanity. By doing this, we will not only be volunteers towards providing a positive effect on others but will also ensure that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are attained and sustained. 

Let us stand together and commemorate Nelson Mandela’s enduring dedication to human rights by taking expedient actions to tilt the world in our favor.