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International Day of Non-violence Celebrations

United Nations, Geneva, Friday, September 29, 2017

“Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being” – Mahatma Gandhi.

IDNV, Geneva participants

About 35 people from different countries and organizations gathered at this event to celebrate the day of non violence at the UN that day.

Mr. Biro Diawara, Manager Officer of the RADDHO Program and moderator of the side event, thanked everyone for their presence and explained the background to the event –In its resolution 61/271, the General Assembly decided to celebrate on 2nd October each year the International Day of Non-Violence. The purpose of this celebration is to disseminate the message of peace to better promote the culture of peace, tolerance and understanding of Non-Violence through education and awareness-raising actions. Tolerance recognises the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms of others. People are naturally diverse; only tolerance can ensure the survival of mixed communities in every region of the
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IDNV - Valerianne speaking

 

IDNV, Geneva

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