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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and President Museveni of Uganda play football as part of War Victims Day, 30 May '10

"This game sends a powerful message. It is inspiring to see so many brave individuals. Survivors. People who have been subjected to unspeakable atrocities. Instead of being crushed, you fought back. Instead of giving up, you reclaimed your dignity, you helped others recover, too and you gave yourselves to the cause of justice."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in remarks at War Victims Football Day Event, Kampala, Uganda - 30 May '10

General Assembly

As part of its efforts to stress the role of sport in promoting peace and development, the Assembly adopted a resolution on the 2010 World Cup.