Thursday is the International Day of Non-Violence which commemorates the philosophy of the late Mahatma Gandhi.
Through his example, Gandhi proved that peaceful protests could accomplish much more than military aggression.
"At this time of increased sectarian violence and the wanton destruction of cultural sites and heritage, it is timely to recall Gandhi’s call for peace and reconciliation, and his warning that, ‘An eye for an eye ends up making the whole world blind,’" said Ban Ki-moon.

More about the Day: http://j.mp/d9XGiw
Thanks to artist Yak for the popular virtual character Elyx.

Thursday is the International Day of Non-Violence which commemorates the philosophy of the late Mahatma Gandhi.

Through his example, Gandhi proved that peaceful protests could accomplish much more than military aggression.

"At this time of increased sectarian violence and the wanton destruction of cultural sites and heritage, it is timely to recall Gandhi’s call for peace and reconciliation, and his warning that, ‘An eye for an eye ends up making the whole world blind,’" said Ban Ki-moon.

More about the Day: http://j.mp/d9XGiw

Thanks to artist Yak for the popular virtual character Elyx.

Victor (11 years-old, centre), Sheku (5 years-old, left) and Ibrahim (4 years-old, right) have just been released from the government-run treatment centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone, after surviving Ebola. They spent over three weeks at the centre, where they lost their mother in the first few days.Now the boys will be cared for by their grandmother as their father also died. Victor says he is anxious to start school again, whenever classes resume.Find out about the global #EbolaReponse to help the Governments and the people of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in their battle against the #Ebola outbreak at: http://www.un.org/ebolaresponse/Photo: WHO/D. Gramuglia

Victor (11 years-old, centre), Sheku (5 years-old, left) and Ibrahim (4 years-old, right) have just been released from the government-run treatment centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone, after surviving Ebola. They spent over three weeks at the centre, where they lost their mother in the first few days.

Now the boys will be cared for by their grandmother as their father also died. Victor says he is anxious to start school again, whenever classes resume.

Find out about the global #EbolaReponse to help the Governments and the people of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in their battle against the #Ebola outbreak at: http://www.un.org/ebolaresponse/

Photo: WHO/D. Gramuglia

More war = more people needing asylum. 
A UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency report released on Friday shows that the number of people seeking refugee status in industrialized countries continued to climb in the first half of 2014, driven by the wars in Syria and Iraq as well as conflict and instability in countries such as Afghanistan, Eritrea. 
The report warned that 2014 could produce as many as 700,000 claims – which would make it the highest level in industrialized countries in 20 years. More details and the Asylum Trends report in full: http://j.mp/10e7SSRless

More war = more people needing asylum.

A UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency report released on Friday shows that the number of people seeking refugee status in industrialized countries continued to climb in the first half of 2014, driven by the wars in Syria and Iraq as well as conflict and instability in countries such as Afghanistan, Eritrea.

The report warned that 2014 could produce as many as 700,000 claims – which would make it the highest level in industrialized countries in 20 years. More details and the Asylum Trends report in full: http://j.mp/10e7SSRless

With John Lennon’s iconic song “Imagine” as the backdrop, the United Nations marked the International Day of Peace on Friday ahead of the official observance on Sunday.

“We must douse the fires of extremism and tackle the root causes of conflict,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the Day.
Learn more at: http://j.mp/1uMmofZ

With John Lennon’s iconic song “Imagine” as the backdrop, the United Nations marked the International Day of Peace on Friday ahead of the official observance on Sunday.

“We must douse the fires of extremism and tackle the root causes of conflict,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the Day.

Learn more at: http://j.mp/1uMmofZ

Students from the United Nations International School performed a special rendition of “Imagine” at Friday’s International Day of Peace student conference at UN Headquarters in New York City.