Olympic Games and Truce, Video message by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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United Nations, 27 July 2012 - Ladies and gentlemen, It is an honour to join billions of people around the world in watching the Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games in London.

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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Randle, D. (2012). Olympic Games and Truce, Video message by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Retrieved from http://www.globalhealing.net/view/video/178562