World's religions can promote global peace

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Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser

World religions have the potential to promote global peace and stability, according to the President of the UN General Assembly.

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser spoke at an event in New York on Tuesday to mark the end of the annual World Interfaith Harmony Week established by the General Assembly in 2010.

He told the gathering, which brought together representatives of different faiths that millions of people around the world identify themselves as believers.

Ambassador Al-Nasser said religions and the United Nations have a common ground.

"This common ground includes respect for human rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, affirmation of equal value of all human beings, the importance of compassion and service to others and universal aspiration for peace."

(Duration: 23")

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