At a time in history of enormous challenges – man-made, environmental, and beyond our control — sacrifice for the common good calls for dedication to the cause of peace and shared goals with humanity. Watch/Listen to one of my favorite songs that seems appropriate for this day- The Youngbloods 1967 “Get Together”
At the United Nations on this Eid al Adha, the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, released a special video message in observance included in the link below.
“Eid Al Adha is a celebration of sacrifice for the common good, family and community, and compassion and solidarity with the least amongst us,” said Mr. Ban 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,” said Mr. Yamamoto, in a news release issued yesterday 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.
For more stories, see: “Sacrificing of Myself Rather than Animal this Eid al-Adha?”