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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.

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Remarks at High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals

Welcome to the Millennium Development Goals Summit. I thank the world’s leaders for being here in such impressive numbers. We are here because the fight for a more prosperous, stable and equitable world is at the heart itself of the mission of the United Nations. We are here because ten years ago, meeting here at the highest level, the international community promised to spare no effort to free the entire human race from want.

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