UN Secretary-General – Government Statements

Press Release - Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Addresses the General Assembly on Eve of Second Term - January 25, 2012

This past week, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon addressed the United Nations General Assembly, to mark the commencement of his second term as Secretary General.  Ban Ki-Moon’s speech correlated with the publication and distribution of the 2012 Action Agenda, in which the UNDP outlined its plans for the next five years. Ban Ki-Moon laid out five key areas for progress in 2012.  These included, 1) sustainable development, 2) preventing conflicts and disasters, 3) building a safer and more secure world, 4) supporting nations in transition, and 5) working for women and young people. In addition to describing these five areas, the Secretary General outlined new up-and-coming challenges that the world currently faces, including overpopulation, economic uncertainty, and environmental catastrophes.  He warns, “Our current model of progress is unsustainable.”  In order to counter these disasters, and achieve a healthy mode of sustainable development, Ban Ki-Moon proceeded to highlight various issues within the 2012 Action Agenda.

Norway - Memo on Ban Ki-moon (English) - August 21

Norway - Memo on Ban Ki-moon (English translation from Foreign Policy) - August 21, 2009

Japan - Statement on Role of the General Assembly in the Selection of the Secretary-General, 19 April 2006

Japan - Statement on Role of the General Assembly in the Selection of the Secretary-General, 19 April 2006

Mongolia - Statement on Role of the General Assembly in the Selection of the Secretary-General, 19 April 2006

Mongolia - Statement on Role of the General Assembly in the Selection of the Secretary-General, 19 April 2006

Malaysia - Statement on Role of the General Assembly in the Selection of the Secretary General, 19 April 2006

Malaysia - Statement on Role of the General Assembly in the Selection of the Secretary General, 19 April 2006

Brazil - Statement on Role of the General Assembly in the Selection of the Secretary General, 19 April 2006

Brazil - Statement on Role of the General Assembly in the Selection of the Secretary General, 19 April 2006

Liechtenstein - Statement on Role of the General Assembly in the Selection of the Secretary General, 19 April 2006

Liechtenstein - Statement on Role of the General Assembly in the Selection of the Secretary General, 19 April 2006

Switzerland - Statement on Role of the General Assembly in the Selection of the Secretary General, 19 April 2006

Switzerland - Statement on Role of the General Assembly in the Selection of the Secretary General, 19 April 2006

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