Nowruz promotes sense of fresh possibility, ‘a chance to renew our commitment to peace’ – UN chief

The world needs the spirit of Nowruz to bring all populations together in the most noble values of peace, justice and understanding, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said commemorating International Nowruz Day.

News in Brief 21 March 2018

  • No justification for deadly Afghanistan bombing: UNAMA chief
  • UN agriculture agency (FAO) appeals for $236 million to support drought-affected cattle farmers in Somalia
  • FAO urges investment in urban forests
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News in Brief 21 March 2017 (PM)

“Political solution” is only solution to South Sudan crisis

A “political solution” is the only solution to the conflict and humanitarian crisis that has befallen the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan.

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In turbulent times, Nowruz carries forward message of peace, harmony: UN

Nowruz takes place this year as the United Nations works to shape a new vision for a sustainable future and adopt a meaningful universal climate agreement, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, calling the ancient celebration of spring “a moment of unity and solidarity, within and among societies, that is all the more important at times of strife and division.”

Marking International Day of Nowruz, Ban calls on cultures to protect environment

The Persian spring festival of Nowruz celebrates not just the diversity and unity of cultures, but is also a reminder to protect the environment, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, adding that this holiday offers a chance to reflect on the beauty of nature.