UN General Assembly pays tribute to Ban's "never-tiring service to humanity"

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 13 (APP): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has wished all Muslims around the world a blessed and peaceful Eid Al Adha.

“Eid Al Adha is a celebration of sacrifice for the common good, family and community, and compassion and solidarity with the least amongst us,” the UN chief said in a video message for the occasion.

“At a time when societies face complex challenges, violent conflict, displacement, division, let us draw on our common humanity to build a better world for all,” he added.

Similarly, in a separate message, Tadamichi Yamamoto, Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and the head of the UN mission in the country (UNAMA), also extended his best wishes on the occasion.

“Eid Al Adha is a time of peace, which Afghans richly deserve,” Yamamoto said in a statement issued by the Mission.

“The UN remains a committed partner and supporter of Afghans in their efforts to achieve stability, prosperity and a lasting peace,” he noted, expressing hope that all Afghans will be able to celebrate the occasion with family and friends.