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International Day of ceasefire and non-violence
[September 11, 2001 - 11:15 GMT]

Today is International Day of Peace. The UN General Assembly has declared it a Day of Global Ceasefire and Non-violence.

Following a resolution adopted in 1981, the International Day of Peace falls on the opening day of the United Nations General Assembly with the prime aim of commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace within and among all nations and peoples.

“The International Day of Peace is an occasion to think of a world different from the one we know. We try to picture hatred turning into respect, bigotry turning into understanding and ignorance turning into knowledge. And we try to picture the very root causes of conflict - poverty, marginalization and greed - giving way to development and justice.” UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said.



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Last Updated Date: September 11, 2001  - 11.15 GMT.