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Secretary-General, in Video Message, Calls for Honouring of Olympic Truce
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message for the Olympic Games and Truce today, 27 July:
I am Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of The United Nations.
The United Nations and the Olympic Movement bring countries together. We believe in peace. That is why we proclaim an Olympic Truce.
I call on warring parties everywhere to lay down their weapons during the Games. One day of peace can lead to a week of peace, a month of peace and eventually an end to war. The United Nations was founded on this dream. Every day we work to make peace a reality.
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