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Ban Ki-moon is the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. His priorities have been to mobilize world leaders around a set of new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to pandemics and increasing pressures involving food, energy and water. He has sought to be a bridge-builder, to give voice to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, and to strengthen the Organization itself. Mr. Ban took office on 1 January 2007. On 21 June 2011, he was unanimously re-elected by the General Assembly and will continue to serve until 31 December 2016.

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核実験に反対する国際デーに寄せて

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 9:01 PM

核の時代がその幕を開けてから、今年で70年になります。

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The UN Charter at 70: Toward a Safer and Sustainable Future for We the Peoples

(41) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 12:05 AM

Long before I became Secretary-General, the United Nations occupied a special place in my life. I was six years old when the Korean War broke out. I have memories of my village in flames as my family sought refuge in nearby mountains. But another sight is even more lasting: the...

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Es el momento de actuar contra el cambio climático

(5) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 12:56 AM

El cambio climático ha sido una de mis prioridades desde el día en que asumí el cargo en 2007. Por aquel entonces dije que si nos preocupaba el legado para las generaciones futuras, era el momento decisivo de actuar a nivel mundial. Me ha alegrado ver que el cambio climático...

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Está na hora de agir contra a mudança climática

(2) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 1:10 PM

A mudança climática é uma de minhas principais prioridades desde que assumi o cargo, em 2007. Eu disse então que se nos importamos com nosso legado para as futuras gerações esta é a hora para uma ação global decisiva. Fiquei satisfeito ao ver a mudança climática ganhar espaço na agenda...

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Il momento di affrontare il cambiamento climatico è ora

(1) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 12:35 PM

Il cambiamento climatico è una delle mie priorità da quando mi sono insediato nel 2007. Fin da allora dissi che se ci interessa quale eredità lasciamo alle generazioni future, è questo il momento di prendere una forte decisione globale. Sono felice di constatare che il cambiamento climatico ha fatto dei...

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Réchauffement climatique: il est grand temps d'agir

(2) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 10:10 AM

Dès mon entrée en fonction, en 2007, le réchauffement climatique a été l'une de mes priorités. J'ai dit à l'époque que si nous nous souciions un tant soit peu de la planète dont hériteraient les générations futures, il était grand temps de prendre des mesures globales. Je me réjouis de...

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Now Is the Time to Act on Climate Change

(504) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 9:32 AM

Climate change has been one of my top priorities since the day I took office in 2007. I said then that if we care about our legacy for succeeding generations, this is the time for decisive global action. I have been pleased to see climate change rise on the political...

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La guerre civile syrienne, une menace planétaire

(2) Comments | Posted June 28, 2014 | 9:30 AM

La Syrie continue à s'enfoncer dans une terrible guerre civile qui déborde ses frontières. Une froide évaluation semble aujourd'hui prévaloir: il n'y aurait pas grand chose à faire, si ce n'est armer les différentes factions et regarder le pays s'embraser. Mais la communauté internationale ne doit pas abandonner...

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La guerre civile syrienne, une menace planétaire

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 11:40 AM

La Syrie continue à s'enfoncer dans une terrible guerre civile qui déborde ses frontières. Une froide évaluation semble aujourd'hui prévaloir: il n'y aurait pas grand chose à faire, si ce n'est armer les différentes factions et regarder le pays s'embraser. Mais la communauté internationale ne doit pas abandonner la population...

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Crisi in Siria: la guerra siriana è una minaccia globale

(1) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 6:10 AM

La guerra in Siria continua a peggiorare. Sembra che stia prendendo piede un certo freddo modo di pensare: che ci sia poco da fare, se non armare le varie fazioni e stare a guardare mentre il conflitto infuria. La comunità internazionale non deve assolutamente abbandonare il...

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Crisis in Syria: Civil War, Global Threat

(24) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 12:54 PM

The horrific war in Syria continues to worsen and bleed beyond its borders. A cold calculation seems to be taking hold: that little can be done except to arm the parties and watch the conflict rage. The international community must not abandon the people of Syria and the region to...

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ルワンダ大虐殺から20年 ――学んだ教訓、そして学んでいない教訓

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 1:04 AM

私は4月7日、ルワンダの首都キガリで、ルワンダ大虐殺から20年の追悼式典に参加した。この大虐殺は、いまもヴィクトリア湖周辺のアフリカ東部地域、そして国際社会全体の心のなかに広く影を落としている。

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20 Jahre nach dem Genozid in Ruanda: Gelernte und nicht gelernte Lektionen

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 11:00 AM

In Zentralafrika versuchen Regierung und Gemeindevorsteher, dem Land zu helfen, den Weg zum Frieden zu finden.

Ich habe am Montag in Kigali mit den Menschen in Ruanda anlässlich des 20. Jahrestags der Opfer des Genozids gedacht. Die Nachwirkungen davon sind in der Region um die großen Seen in Afrika...

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20 ans après le génocide au Rwanda: les leçons retenues et oubliées

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 11:31 AM

Aujourd'hui, en République centrafricaine, le gouvernement et les chefs de communautés se battent pour aider le pays à trouver le chemin de la paix.

Lundi, à Kigali, je me suis joint au peuple du Rwanda pour commémorer le vingtième anniversaire du génocide, dont les effets se font toujours ressentir à...

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20 ans après le génocide au Rwanda: Les leçons retenues et oubliées

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 10:29 AM

Aujourd'hui, en République centrafricaine, le gouvernement et les chefs de communautés se battent pour aider le pays à trouver le chemin de la paix.

Lundi, à Kigali, je me suis joint au peuple du Rwanda pour commémorer le vingtième anniversaire du génocide, dont les effets se font toujours ressentir à...

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20 anos depois do genocídio em Ruanda: lições aprendidas e desaprendidas

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 9:39 AM

Hoje, na República Centro-Africana, governo e líderes comunitários têm dificuldade para ajudar o país a encontrar o caminho da paz.

Na segunda-feira, em Kigali, vou me juntar à população de Ruanda na comemoração dos 20 anos do genocídio cujas reverberações ainda se sentem em um arco de incertezas na região...

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20 Years After the Genocide in Rwanda: Lessons Learned and Unlearned

(5) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 11:57 AM

Today in the Central African Republic, government and community leaders are struggling to help the country find the path of peace.

On Monday in Kigali, I will join the people of Rwanda in commemorating the 20th anniversary of the genocide, the reverberations of which are still being felt across an...

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From the Ashes of War, Seeds of Peace

(2) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 6:15 PM

Not long ago, the West African nation of Sierra Leone was home to the world's biggest peacekeeping mission. Today, troops from that country are donning blue helmets and serving the UN in other hotspots around the globe. This is just one of the remarkable stories to emerge as the United...

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Malala Comes To The United Nations

(58) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Malala Yousafzai may be one of the best-known students in the world, but she is also a teacher. This month she will mark her 16th birthday by coming to the United Nations and sharing an important lesson about education -- particularly for girls around the world.

Malala is the...

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In Africa's Great Lakes Region, Peace Dividend Must Follow Peace Deal

(18) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 2:24 PM

Africa's Great Lakes region today has the chance to achieve something that has eluded its war-weary people for several decades. It can silence the guns, boost trust and trade between neighbors, educate millions of out-of-school children, empower women, and create economic opportunities that will help the countries forge a path...

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