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The United Nations (UN) was established after World War II with the aim of preventing future wars. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states.
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United Nations published this video item, entitled “Nowruz: An inspiration to Recover and Rebuild – UN Chief on the Int’l Day of Nowruz (21 March)” – below is their description.
Video Message by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the International Day of Nowruz
Each year, Nowruz marks a new beginning.
Last year, the Nowruz celebration coincided with the early days of an unprecedented and devastating global pandemic.
This year, the Nowruz spirit is more vital than ever.
Solidarity between communities and generations is more crucial than ever.
Our promise in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to leave no one behind is more essential than ever.
Today, we can start to see light at the end of the tunnel.
As the world comes together to defeat COVID-19, Nowruz serves as an inspiration to recover and rebuild in a more just and durable way, in harmony with nature.
I offer my best wishes to everyone marking Nowruz.
May this day advance happiness, health and harmony to all.”United Nations YouTube Channel
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