UN calls for renewed unity among cultures on International Day of Nowruz
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 22
The spirit of peace and unity that lies at the core of Nowruz is especially important at a time of global change and uncertainty, the UN website reported.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his message to mark the day that "this holiday is a reminder that we share a common fate and must work for a better future for all."
Nowruz is celebrated by more than 300 million people worldwide.