Statement Attributable to
the Spokesperson for the High Representative for
the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
on the occasion of Passover
New York – 8 April 2020
As Jews mark the first day of Passover, the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), Mr. Miguel Moratinos, expresses his warmest wishes to the Jewish community around the world for a peaceful celebration. He notes that Passover is a celebration of birth and rebirth, freedom, resilience, and of taking responsibility for yourself, the community, and the world. These are attributes that are needed now more than ever in these trying times of COVID19.
The High Representative notes that also during the month of April, Christians will celebrate Easter and Muslims the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. He says that these holy days provide a time to self-reflect on the true meaning of spiritual unity, solidarity and compassion.
Mr. Moratinos reiterates that those holy occasions remind us of the common values that we share as one humanity. May those coming days inspire us all to rededicate ourselves to lend our support to the most vulnerable. Chag Sameach.