Secretary-General, in Video Message, Calls for Honouring of Olympic Truce

27 July 2012
SG/SM/14435

Secretary-General, in Video Message, Calls for Honouring of Olympic Truce

27 July 2012
Secretary-General
SG/SM/14435
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

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.


May the Torch of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London unite the world for harmony and peace.


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