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Education, the best weapon against violence

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In this time of rising sectarian violence and destruction of cultural heritage sites should be recalled Mahatma Gandhi’s call for peace and reconciliation, and his warning that the law of “eye for an eye leave the whole world blind end,” Ban said Ki-moon in a message.

The UN General Assembly established in 2007 the Day, which coincides with the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, in honor of the leader of the independence movement of India and as a tribute to his philosophy based on non-violence and the resolution of disputes by peaceful means.

The UN chief stressed that the best tool against violence is education, helping to lay the groundwork for increased solidarity between people.

Source:un.org