Saturday, July 16, 2005

UN initiative launched to bridge the gap between East and West

In a bid to bridge the gap between East and West, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan launched a new initiative, co-sponsored by Turkey and Spain, which aims to overcome hostile perceptions that sow discord and foment violence. The initiative called "Aliiance of Civilizations", intends "to respond to the need for a committed effort by the international community – both at the institutional and civil levels – to bridge divides and overcome prejudice, misconceptions, and polarization which potentially threaten world peace." Mr Annan's spokesman said speaking from UN headquarters in New York.

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