Secretary-General’s message on the first observance of the international day of non-violence

  The United Nations was created in the hope that humanity could not only end wars, it could eventually make them unnecessary. Our founders hoped that the Organization could help stop violence by spreading a culture of peace, promoting tolerance and advancing human dignity. These same ideals sum up the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, whose …

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Perpetrators of Afghan suicide attack must be brought to justice

The top United Nations human rights official has condemned yesterday’s bombing in northern Afghanistan, calling on authorities in the strife-torn nation to bring those responsible for the attack which left at least 41 people dead, including numerous children and six members of Parliament, to justice. “There are no terms strong enough to express the revulsion …

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