Building a Better Future for All

Selected Speeches of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 2007-2012

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The United Nations works across the world for peace, sustainable development, human rights and the rule of law. This collection of speeches by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shows the breadth of those efforts – advances and struggles alike – at a time of profound transition for the human family. Since taking office in 2007, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sought to mobilize the international community behind global solutions to urgent challenges ranging from climate change and poverty to armed conflict and the spread of deadly weapons. The goal: dignity, freedom and opportunity for all.



Remarks to Vienna Community: Empowering people in a changing world

It is a great honour for me to be amongst such an influential and informed audience today. Vielen Dank für diese Ehre. Es ist wunderbar, wieder in Wien zu sein. There are many words to describe this very beautiful city of Vienna — historic, glorious, dazzling, dynamic. All fit — especially here in the magnificent Hofburg Palace.


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