Intl Non-Violence Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 October 2020)

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    Daily Press Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Nuclear Weapons – Secretary-General/European Broadcasting Union – International Day of Non-Violence – COVID-19/US – Palestine – Israel-Lebanon – Migrants – Bosnia and Herzegovina/Migrants INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE Today is the International Day of Non-Violence, which is also the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. In a message, the Secretary-General said that in marking the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, this International Day is a timely reminder to strive to uphold values that Gandhi lived by: the promotion of dignity, equal protection for all, and communities living together in peace. And on this year’s observance, the Secretary-General stressed that we have a special duty, which is to stop the fighting to focus on our common enemy – COVID-19. COVID-19/U.S. Today we issued a note to correspondents and tweeted out that the Secretary-General sends his best wishes to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a quick and complete recovery. Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=02%20October%202020

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