Ban Ki-moon Congratulates Nowruz

Mr Ban Ki-moon , UN Secretary-General , congratulates Nowruz to people in all over the world who celebrate the arrival of spring .

Here is Ban Ki-moon message :

Nowruz is a day for renewal . It is an opportunity to reflect on the intimate links between people and the natural world . And it carries a strong message of peace and harmony between peoples of all cultures on the basis of mutual respect and understanding .

These timeless values are at the heart of the mission of the United Nations, and are more relevant than ever as we grapple with such pressing global concerns as environmental degradation , human rights abuses, intolerance and armed conflict .

So I hope people everywhere will join in observing this Day . At a time of crisis, upheaval and change , including in the very regions where the holiday is rooted , let the spirit of Nowruz prevail .

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