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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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Address to the sixty-second General Assembly: A stronger UN for a better world

Welcome, all, to New York in this beautiful autumn season. It is a pleasure and an honor to be with you, at this opening of the general debate of our sixty-second General Assembly. I expect the year ahead to be among the most challenging in our history. And I am sure that, together, we can make it one of the most successful.

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