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.



Address on adapting to climate change

It is a great pleasure to be here with you today. Over the past two days, Mrs Ban and I, and all my colleagues, have had a wonderful visit to this beautiful country. It was indeed a special privilege to visit the Hustai National Park, to spend a night in a traditional ger, and to get a taste of the rich culture of Mongolia. As you may know, I was honoured to name a horse - one of the original Takhi. I named it Peace, Enkhtaivan in Mongolian, for reasons all of us understand.


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