Visit of the UN Deputy Secretary-General Ms. Amina J. Mohammed
Saturday, 8 September 2019
Arriving in New Delhi on 8 September 2019 to participate in the high-level segment of the COP-14 (Conference of Parties on Desertification, Land Degradation and Climate Change),
the UN Deputy Secretary-General Ms. Amina J. Mohammed visited Gandhi Smriti (located on Tees January Marg, New Delhi-110001) to pay her respects to the memory of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the first global votaries of Peace, Non-Violence and Sustainable Development.
At Gandhi Smriti, the UN Deputy Secretary-General struck the Peace Gong and paid floral tribute to the Mahatma at the site where he was assassinated.
Writing in the Visitors’ Book at the conclusion of her visit to Gandhi Smriti, the UN Deputy Secretary-General wrote:
The guiding light of Mahatma Gandhi’s enduring message for a peaceful and sustainable world, continues to shine today. His life inspires non-violent, moral courage in the face of discord and reminds us how powerful people’s movements can be in catalyzing social transformations.
To him, as it must be for us in the 21st century, social and environmental imperatives were part of an interconnected vision for the future. India has a major leadership role to play on climate action and Agenda 2030.
I truly believe that nothing short of a global Satyagraha – the force of truth – towards Sarvodaya – the upliftment of all and Leaving No One Behind – will change the world.