Victims of terrorism ‘won’t be forgotten’: UN, nations, pay tribute at 9/11 memorial



Talking on the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in downtown Manhattan the place the dual towers as soon as stood, Mr. Voronkov, highlighted the importance of the commemoration. “Now we have gathered from everywhere in the world on this sacred floor within the host metropolis of the United Nations to pay tribute to the victims and survivors of the horrible assaults that occurred right here simply over twenty years in the past,” he mentioned. 

Talking for the unvoiced 

The particular ceremony introduced collectively Heads of State, ministers and delegates, representing greater than 120 Member States and worldwide organizations, who’re in New York for the opening of the 76th UN Normal Meeting.  

Mr. Voronkov mentioned the UN was dedicated to proceed inserting victims on the coronary heart of the worldwide counter-terrorism effort, to talk for many who can now not converse, and amplify the voices of survivors.  

“We’ll proceed to face in solidarity with all victims of terrorism. They won’t be forgotten. No day shall erase them from the reminiscence of time,” he added.  

The commemoration demonstrated the UN dedication to always remember the 2,977 folks from over 90 international locations whose lives have been taken when hijacked airliners introduced terror to New York, Washington and past, and the hundreds extra that have been injured or sickened.  

‘International second’ 

Alice Greenwald, President and CEO of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, mentioned that “for a lot of, the Memorial is seen because the place the place the twenty first century started. The assaults of September 11, 2001 could have occurred right here in the US, however in fact, 9/11 was a worldwide second”.  

“Your presence here’s a highly effective demonstration of worldwide solidarity with the victims of 9/11 and their households, certainly with all victims of terrorism. 

“Standing right here at this time, you affirm the crucial of remembrance and underscore the duty of our shared humanity – recognizing that the human impacts of terrorism and excessive violence are common and collectively acknowledging absolutely the illegitimacy of terrorism as a response to political grievance”, Ms. Greenwald concluded. 

Wants and rights 

Expressing sympathy and solidarity with grieving households, José Manuel Albares, Spain’s Minister of International Affairs for the European Union and Cooperation, in his capability as co-Chair of the Group of Pals of Victims of Terrorism, restated the “dedication in direction of our frequent collaboration to struggle in opposition to terrorism, and in favor of the victims, their wants and their rights.” 

The ceremony included a minute of silence, following which Below-Secretary-Normal Voronkov and International Minister Albares, layed wreaths in reminiscence of victims of the September 11 assaults, and all victims of terrorism worldwide. 




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