Artwork by Michael GreenThe Global Security Institute is pleased to offer our very special friends and supporters an invitation to the United Nations’ celebration of the International Day of Non-Violence, sponsored by the Permanent Mission of India. 

On October 2, you are invited to join Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonGeneral Assembly President (and PNND member) Mogens Lykketoft, and many other speakers and dignitaries as they commemorate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.  GSI President Jonathan Granoff will deliver the closing presentation. 

Invitations to this extraordinary event are extremely limited and are available only on a first-come, first-serve basis. To reserve your space, please contact Mr. Kohli at 212.490.9675 or
The event will be held from 10 AM to 1 PM in Conference Room 3 of the United Nations. UN grounds passes are required.

For those unable to attend, the event will be streamed by UN Web-TV.
According to General Assembly resolution A/RES/61/271  of 15 June 2007, which established the commemoration, the International Day is an occasion to “disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness”. The resolution reaffirms “the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence” and the desire “to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence”. 
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