Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
New York – January 17, 2014
The UN Alliance of Civilizations expresses warmest wishes to Muslims around the world as they commemorate the birth and life of Prophet Mohammed “peace be upon him.”
Prophet Mohammed’s message continues to inspire nations across the globe. In essence, Prophet Mohammed’s core message was based on love, social justice, understanding, equality and above all tolerance.
These are universal norms that are not confined to one faith or religion and these principles, reminds us that religions can be bridges to unite us, rather than barriers that divide us, such is the core mission of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.
On this occasion, I would like to wish all Muslims and peoples around the world, a peaceful and blessed Hijri year of 1435 and beyond.