Violence is indeed the last thing we need in this world..
But the world we live in now, sadly, is frequently shocked by atrocities and flagrant acts of those who have lost their humanity.
|no more violence..|
And here at the UN, we continue to work on finding the solutions and comon ground to address the rise of radicalization and violent extremism, wherever it is conducted. On whatever basis..identity, culture, religious values or something else.
|Made by Carl Fredrik Reutersward...|
And this knotted gun, a gift from Luxembourg in 1988, sculpted by Carl Fredik Reutersward, is a vivid reminder that violence, for whatever reason, wherever it is, be it in Paris, Beirut, Baghdad, Gaza, and any corners of the world, should stop NOW.
|Gift from Luxembourg in 1988...|
|no more pointing guns....|
|peace be upon us ....|
Is promoting peace and tolerance that difficult?
What is it that makes it so hard to live side by side with others in harmony?
Because to me, intolerance, and its growing manifestations, only breeds and propagates hatred, division and violence.
The last thing we need in this world....
And never forget... terrorism and violent extremism cannot be attributed to particular religions, nationalities, civilizations or ethnicities.
Stay safe, everyone...