A/RES/73/1 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 3 October 2018 Seventy-third session Agenda item 66 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 24 September 2018 [without reference to a Main Committee (A/73/L.1)] 73/1. Political declaration adopted at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit The General Assembly Adopts the following political declaration: Political declaration adopted at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit 1. We, Heads of State and Government and representatives of States and Governments, are meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 24 September 2018, at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit to reflect on global peace, in honour of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. 2. We salute his qualities of humility, forgiveness and compassion, his values and his dedication to the service of humanity, as a humanitarian, in the fields of conflict resolution, disarmament, race relations, the promotion and p rotection of human rights, reconciliation, gender equality, the rights of children and people in vulnerable situations, as well as the upliftment of poor and underdeveloped communities. We acknowledge his contribution to the struggle for democracy internat ionally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world. 3. We commit to redouble our efforts to build a just, peaceful, prosperous, inclusive and fair world, and to revive the values for which Nelson Mandela stood by placing human dignity at the centre of our actions. We commit to demonstrating mutual respect, tolerance, understanding and reconciliation in our relations. 4. We recognize that the world has changed significantly since the founding of the United Nations, and acknowledge that global peace eludes us to this day. We, the leaders of the world today, more than ever assume a special responsibility for our words and actions in shaping a world free of fear and want. Conflict is born out of the minds of humanity, and we are the people who can find sustainable solutions to bring a lasting peace, today and for future generations. We recognize the importance of our 18-16267 (E) 051018 *1816267*

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