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 Action Group on Syria

Let me begin by thanking the Joint Special Envoy, Mr. Kofi Annan, for bringing us together. We fully support his efforts to bring peace to Syria, and I commend his persistence and tenacity. I would also like to thank all of you for being here today. Our responsibility is clear: to act. This is the Action Group on Syria. We must act to end the killing. We must act to help the people of Syria realize their legitimate political, social and economic aspirations for change and a better future.


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