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Today’s Question by Stéphane

Author: Paulo Coelho

How do you see your role as a United Nations Messenger of Peace?

I would say that the type of work that I want to develop with the UN would be the one where I would use culture, the last bridge that in my view remains intact in this divided world, to reassemble people. The power of storytelling is exactly this: to bridge the gaps where everything else has crumbled. Because if we still can understand the stories and legend of our neighbor, even if we don’t understand anything else, we will realize that we are not strangers, and we share a lot of values in common.

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