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‘Triumphs of Ordinary People in Their Quest for Freedoms’ Symbolized by Fall
of Berlin Wall 20 Years Ago, Says Secretary-General
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for Secretary-General Bank Ki-moon:
Twenty years ago today, the fall of the Berlin Wall changed the course of history and came to symbolize the triumph of ordinary people in their quest for freedom. We owe it to all of those who fought for their fundamental rights and freedoms to never forget their struggle. Their story still inspires today. It is a reminder of the difference people can make for the greater good, whether it is fighting for human rights in 1989 or working in the twenty-first century to end poverty, feed the hungry and combat climate change. The United Nations salutes them today.
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