U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL GUTERRES: WE MUST REMEMBER GANDHI’S MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL NON-VIOLENCE DAY

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[Remembering Mahatma Gandhi\International Day of Non-Violence]
UN Secretary‑General António Guterres: "This International Day of Non‑Violence marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, the renowned global icon of peace. His vision continues to resonate across the world...Gandhi constantly highlighted the gap between what we do, and what we are capable of doing. On this International Day, I urge each and every one of us to do everything in our power to bridge this divide as we strive to build a better future for all."
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Today, is the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday--whose message of non-violence was championed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Non‑Violence, observed on 2 October:

"This International Day of Non‑Violence marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, the renowned global icon of peace. His vision continues to resonate across the world, including through the work of the United Nations for mutual understanding, equality, sustainable development, the empowerment of young people, and the peaceful resolution of disputes.

"In today’s turbulent times, violence takes many forms: from the destructive impact of the climate emergency to the devastation caused by armed conflict; from the indignities of poverty to the injustice of human rights violations to the brutalizing effects of hate speech.

"Indeed, online and offline, we hear loathsome rhetoric directed at minorities and anyone considered the “other”. To address this growing challenge, the United Nations has launched two urgent initiatives: a plan of action against hate speech and another on the protection and safety of religious sites. And last week, I issued a global call for a decade of action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, our roadmap away from violence and towards peace, prosperity and dignity on a healthy planet.

"Gandhi constantly highlighted the gap between what we do, and what we are capable of doing.

"On this International Day, I urge each and every one of us to do everything in our power to bridge this divide as we strive to build a better future for all."

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