Message of peace carved by UN chief on One World Bridge in Belgium

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

A bridge designed by a Belgian artist symbolizes some of the core values of the United Nations: dignity, respect, diversity and solidarity.

That's what the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday at an event in Brussels where he met with organizers of a music festival.

Catherine Hasselberg reports.

200,000 young people and music fans from around the world will come together at the Tomorrowland festival in Belgium in July..

Ban Ki-moon thanked the organizers for inviting him to carve a message of peace on behalf of the United Nations on the One World Bridge.

He expressed the hope that the message will remind many people who will see it about the work of the United Nations to promote peace and protect human dignity for all.

The message the Secretary-General carved on the bridge is "Let's work as one towards dignity for all."

He said "both the festival and the bridge show the huge importance of thinking creatively about how to build a safer, more prosperous and sustainable world."

Mr. Ban said it was exciting that in July 200,000 young people and music fans from around the world will come together at the Tomorrowland festival in Belgium to celebrate life through the unifying force of music.

Catherine Hasselberg, United Nations.

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