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 at G-20 Summit

It is a great honor to participate in this crucial and historic gathering. During the last two years, we have dealt with so many crises: regional crises in Darfur or the Democratic Republic of the Congo, global challenges such as the food crisis and climate change. But we can, perhaps, all agree that this financial crisis is unique and overpowering in its immediate as well as potential impact. It has become a full-scale economic crisis, spreading across the globe. Many financial experts have diagnosed its causes. Policymakers have offered prescriptions for solving it. We talk of new banking regulations and a new global financial architecture.


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