The 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-moon
General Assembly President
(and PNND member)
, 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.
"Non-Violence", a sculpture by Karl Fredrik Reutersward, permanently exhibited outside UN Headquarters in New York. (Paulo Filgueiras/UN Photo)
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 Rhianna Kreger by email:
According to General Assembly resolution
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".