• We need to promote greater tolerance and understanding among the peoples of the world. Nothing can be more dangerous to our efforts to build peace and development than a world divided along religious, ethnic or cultural lines. In each nation, and among all nations, we must work to promote unity based on our shared humanity.

    "Press Briefing by Manoel de Almeida e Silva Spokesman for the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and by UN agencies". September 16, 2004.
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