In escalating ceasefire violations that continued last night, Pakistani troops targeted over 40 Border Out Posts and 25 border hamlets with heavy mortar shells in Jammu sector and LoC areas in Poonch district, leaving 12 people injured.
The UN chief said the Day commemorates the philosophy of the Mahatma, who through his example proved that "peaceful protests could accomplish much more than military aggression".
The appeal came when Ban was meeting with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on the sidelines of the annual high-level debate of the UN General Assembly, which entered its third day here Friday, Xinhua reported.
Protesters accused Wall Street of financing climate change, a day before UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hosts a key summit on climate change.
Speaking to journalists after walking in the rally, Ban said the world needs to "galvanize our action" and harness the people's "power to change."
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that more than 140 heads of state or government will attend the assembly's annual "general debate", which begins on Wednesday and ends September 30.
More than 100,000 people in New York are expected to join for what could be the largest climate change protest in history.
Ban Ki-moon appointed Mohammed Ibn Chambas of Ghana as his special representative and head of the UN Office for West Africa
Ban Ki-moon will hold a high-level event later this month to spur international efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Ban Ki- moon has called leaders of some countries to urge more support in the fight against the deadly Ebola, a spokesman said.
Ban Ki- moon welcomed the formation of a new government in Iraq, saying that it "is a positive step towards political stability in the country".
A US official on Tuesday snapped back at Egypt after criticism from Cairo over possible human rights violations in the racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
The unarmed black teen was shot by a white police officer on August 9.
Al-Maliki withdrew his nomination on Thursday for a third term in office, and backed the nomination of al-Abadi.
Ten people were killed and 30 others injured in the Israeli attack on the UN-run school sheltering about 3,000 displaced Palestinians.
The suspension of fighting should be prolonged for an extra 24 hours to allow humanitarian efforts to continue, Ban Ki-moon's spokesman said.
A June onslaught on Sunni Arab areas north and west of of Baghdad led by the jihadist Islamic State group has brought Iraq to the brink of breakup.
Ban is currently on a regional tour that includes Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority for discussions on reaching a ceasefire in the restive enclave.
In all, at least 432 Palestinians were killed and more than 3,000 wounded in the past two weeks.
The UN said that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon would fly to the region on Saturday in a bid to end the violence.
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