UNIC Manama celebrated Nelson Mandela International day and his centenary. The event, which took place on Wednesday 18 July 2018, emphasizes on the importance of co-existence and tolerance. It included speeches delivered by UN Bahrain and the Pastor of Bahrain’s National Evangelical Church. An exhibition of Mandela’s paintings as well as live painting of Mandela’s portrait took place while musicians performed pieces that reflected Mandela’s distinctive and outstanding character. Diplomats, UN representatives, intellectuals, musicians, artists and religious representatives attended the event.