It is a well acknowledged fact by the UN now that the concept of non-violent resistance of Gandhi has been used successfully to impress public opinion in many Western countries and has influenced the leaders of various civil and political rights movements resulting in mass mobilization and non-violent action to bring about social and political changes.
The UN had been stressing globally ‘to harness the power of non-violence to overcome prejudice, end conflict, and cultivate mutual respect and understanding among peoples and countries’. In this regard, the United Nations Charter says that the nations and people need to 'practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours' and ensure that 'armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest'.
"On this International Day of Non-Violence, let us work together to use the great force of non-violence to build peaceful and just societies for ourselves and for our children," urged the UN.
The most popular citizen journalists' reports on merinews chosen automatically on the basis of views and comments
View more jobs