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UN Secretary General urges states to keep the peace, as Guyana and world celebrate United Nations Day

As Guyana joins the rest of the world in observance of United Nations day, UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon is urging member-states to keep the peace across the spectrum of its activities for peace, development, human rights, the rule of law, the empowerment of the world’s women and youth.

Moon said, that now is the time to raise our collective ambitions.

And with the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development goals approaching, Guyana’s President, Donald Ramotar, said, that Guyana has made significant progress.

The Head of State was speaking at an exhibition in observance of United Nations day in  Main Street.

The exhibition showcased some of the work of the UN.

The Secretary General’s message pointed to living through periods of profound turmoil; transition and transformation, insecurity, inequality and intolerance that are spreading. He said, that we must continue to combat intolerance, save people caught in conflicts and establish lasting peace.

Moon called for a reaffirmation of our individual commitment and our collective resolve to live up to the ideals of the United Nations charter and build a better world for all.

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