UN calls for renewed unity among cultures on International Day of Nowruz

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The spirit of peace and unity that lies at the core of Nowruz, the spring festival marking the Iranian New Year, is especially important at a time of global change and uncertainty, according to UN officials.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message to mark the day that "this holiday is a reminder that we share a common fate and must work for a better future for all."

The President of the General Assembly, Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, said "for centuries, people from the Middle East and Central Asia have applied the Nowruz spirit to the dark challenges before them."

Nowruz is celebrated by more than 300 million people worldwide.

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