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UN Chief encourages youths to contribute to world peace, disarmament

08-04-2010 15:36 BJT

TOKYO, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Visiting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Wednesday urged the young people to make their contributions to a world without nuclear threat.

The secretary-general made the remarks when he was delivering a speech about peace and disarmament at Japan's Waseda University in Tokyo. He expected the young people and young generation to be inspired by such goals and contribute to the world, not only to their own countries.

The secretary-general said to end the threat of nuclear weapons was difficult but not impossible. He hoped the youths to carry the torch lit by their parents and grandparents.

Ban added the young generation should widen their visions and try to join the volunteer work to see what they can help the people in the developing countries, because all the problems facing the world today were interconnected.

Ban, who arrived in Tokyo Tuesday, is scheduled to attend the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. He will be the first UN chief to be present on such an occasion. Ban is set to attend Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony and visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum on Friday.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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