Ban Ki-moon: a more sustainable world will also be safer

2 October 2015

The UN Secretary General highlighted today that the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development can also contribute to reducing violence and stressed that “a more sustainable world will be a safer world.”

On the occasion of the International Day of Nonviolence, which commemorates the anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, Ban Ki-moon pointed out that this year in which the 70th anniversary of the United Nations is commemorated, this Day takes on particular relevance.

In a message, he also highlighted that in times like these when conflicts, violent extremism, displacement and the demand for humanitarian assistance are exacerbated, Gandhi’s determination is a source of inspiration for all.

“The United Nations advocates the peaceful settlement of disputes and mutual respect between cultures, creeds and other lines that may create divisions,” said the Head of the UN.

He also recalled that the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures, initially proposed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for the period 2013-2022, has given rise to a wide range of creative projects that put I manifest the power of diversity and dialogue as forces for peace.

Ban Ki-moon called on this Day to renew the commitment to non-violence and to the goal of a dignified life for all.

2 October 2015

The UN Secretary General highlighted today that the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development can also contribute to reducing violence and stressed that “a more sustainable world will be a safer world.”

On the occasion of the International Day of Nonviolence, which commemorates the anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, Ban Ki-moon pointed out that this year in which the 70th anniversary of the United Nations is commemorated, this Day takes on particular relevance.

In a message, he also highlighted that in times like these when conflicts, violent extremism, displacement and the demand for humanitarian assistance are exacerbated, Gandhi’s determination is a source of inspiration for all.

“The United Nations advocates the peaceful settlement of disputes and mutual respect between cultures, creeds and other lines that may create divisions,” said the Head of the UN.

He also recalled that the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures, initially proposed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for the period 2013-2022, has given rise to a wide range of creative projects that put I manifest the power of diversity and dialogue as forces for peace.

Ban Ki-moon called on this Day to renew the commitment to non-violence and to the goal of a dignified life for all.