Johannesburg: 67 Minutes to Honor Nelson Mandela in Kathlehong] Nelson Mandela, international peacemaker and first democratically-elected president of a free South Africa, turned 93 on July 18. The UN General Assembly has declared this day Nelson Mandela International Day and encourages people around the world to give 67 minutes of service to their community – one minute for each year Mandela devoted to South Africa and humanity. Senior officials, diplomats and staff from the UN met Monday in New York’s Central Park to serve the area in honor of the day. Also in New York, UN headquarters is hosting an interactive exhibit called “Take Action! Inspire Change,” allowing visitors to learn about Mandela through multimedia. Guests can also send a personalized message pledging their “67 minutes of service,” which will be sent to Mandela. This  year thousands of people throughout Johannesburg dedicated 67 minutes of their time to underserved areas around the city in celebration of this special day.