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 World Food Prize Ceremony

It is a pleasure to visit Des Moines, Iowa, the heartland of America. This great city and state figure prominently in the popular imagination — for your role in feeding the world, and for your unique part in the American presidential process. I am glad to see some of this for myself. It is an honour to be here for the awarding of the World Food Prize, the world’s top recognition of achievement in the battle against hunger.


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