September 28, 2015
International Day of

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) 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. 
"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: [email protected]

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".