from Pax Christi International
Marie Dennis and Bishop Kevin Dowling, Co-Presidents, and José Henriquez, Secretary General of Pax Christi International have forwarded an urgent letter addressed to Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations on the occasion of the General Assembly taking place in New York.
Pax Christi International has been following the deteriorating conflict in Syria with great attention and deep concerns given the risk of destabilization in the entire region, thus subsequently the world, and the complete disregard of the civilian population. The Movement has reiterated its rejection of violence, regardless of the source it originates from, and regrets the loss and disruption of so many innocent human lives. Even though it seems hard to find solutions to the various problems that affect the region, we cannot resign ourselves to violence and to the aggravation of tensions. The commitment to dialogue and diplomacy must be a priority for all the parties concerned and must be supported by the international community. That is why international diplomacy needs to be strengthened and the mandate of Lakhdar Brahimi needs to be enforced.
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