This item has been included in the provisional agenda of the 175th session of the Executive Board at the request of Afghanistan and Egypt, supported by the following members of the Executive Board: Algeria, Republic of Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Congo, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Togo, United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland, the United States, and Yemen.
This initiative has been favorably welcomed by
The prominent Persian-language poet, thinker, and spiritual
master Rumi was born in 1207 in
He lived almost all of his life in
He remains one of the greatest thinkers and scholars of Islamic civilization.
Nonetheless, the peoples of
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