Aug 1, 2017, 6:14 PM
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UN urges promoting friendship to confront violence

Tehran, August 1, IRNA -The UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran emphasized on promoting 'friendship' in a bid to confront today's world current challenges, including 'violence'.

'Our world is facing many challenges, crises and forces of division — such as poverty, violence, and human rights abuses — among many others — that undermine peace, security, development and social harmony among the world's peoples,' UNIC said in a press release on the occasion of International Friendship Day (July 30).

'To confront those crises and challenges, their root causes must be addressed by promoting and defending a shared spirit of human solidarity that takes many forms — the simplest of which is friendship,' the message read.

'Through friendship — by accumulating bonds of camaraderie and developing strong ties of trust — we can contribute to the fundamental shifts that are urgently needed to achieve lasting stability, weave a safety net that will protect us all, and generate passion for a better world where all are united for the greater good,' it added.