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World Peace Day

UN General Secretary, Banki-moon

Wednesday 21st September is observed by the United Nations as International Day of Peace. The theme this year, the 30th anniversary of this observance, is “peace and democracy:  make your voice heard”.

Banki-moon, the Secretary-General’s Message for the occasion follows:

The SECRETARY-GENERAL

Message ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

21 September 2011

Every year on the International Day of Peace, people around the world commit to non-violence… and to harmony among all peoples and nations.

Peace is our mission; our day-to-day quest.

This year’s theme focuses on the timely issue of peace and democracy.

Democracy is a core value of the United Nations.

It is crucial for human rights.

It provides channels for resolving differences.

It gives hope to the marginalized… and power to the people.

But democracy does not just happen; it has to be nurtured… and defended.

The world needs you to speak out…

For social justice and freedom of the press…

For a clean environment and women’s empowerment…

For the rule of law and the right to a say in one’s own future.

This year, young people have been on the frontlines for freedom.

I salute the activists and ordinary people for their courage and determination to build a better future.

We at the United Nations will work in common cause to realize our shared aspirations for dignity, security and opportunity for all.

To all those seeking peace, this is your day, and we are with you.

 

 

 

 

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UN General Secretary, Banki-moon

Wednesday 21st September is observed by the United Nations as International Day of Peace. The theme this year, the 30th anniversary of this observance, is “peace and democracy:  make your voice heard”.

Banki-moon, the Secretary-General’s Message for the occasion follows:

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The SECRETARY-GENERAL

Message ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

21 September 2011

Every year on the International Day of Peace, people around the world commit to non-violence… and to harmony among all peoples and nations.

Peace is our mission; our day-to-day quest.

This year’s theme focuses on the timely issue of peace and democracy.

Democracy is a core value of the United Nations.

It is crucial for human rights.

It provides channels for resolving differences.

It gives hope to the marginalized… and power to the people.

But democracy does not just happen; it has to be nurtured… and defended.

The world needs you to speak out…

For social justice and freedom of the press…

For a clean environment and women’s empowerment…

For the rule of law and the right to a say in one’s own future.

This year, young people have been on the frontlines for freedom.

I salute the activists and ordinary people for their courage and determination to build a better future.

We at the United Nations will work in common cause to realize our shared aspirations for dignity, security and opportunity for all.

To all those seeking peace, this is your day, and we are with you.