Ban Ki-moon
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.

Entries by Ban Ki-moon

Un punto de inflexión para la acción humanitaria

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 1:00 AM

Foto: ONU/Eskinder Debebe

En la reciente Cumbre Humanitaria Mundial de Estambul, más de 9.000 participantes asumimos un triple compromiso respecto de las personas en situación de crisis en todo el mundo. Nos comprometimos a mejorar nuestra respuesta a las personas atrapadas en los desastres naturales...

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العمل الإنساني: نقطة تحول

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2016 | 8:24 AM

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في مؤتمر القمة العالمي للعمل الإنساني الذي عقد مؤخرا في إسطنبول، قطع أكثر من 9000 مشارك التزاما ثلاثيا أمام الأشخاص الذين يعيشون في أزمات في جميع أنحاء العالم. فقد تعهدنا أمامهم بتحسين استجابتنا للناس العالقين في الكوارث الطبيعية والنزاعات؛ وبتمكينهم ليكونوا عناصر يساهمون في...

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Refugees and Migrants: A Crisis of Solidarity

(14) Comments | Posted May 9, 2016 | 12:26 PM

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Somali refugee leaders in Dadaab, Kenya. UN Photo/Mark Garten

This September, the United Nations General Assembly will bring together world leaders to address one of the leading challenges of our time: responding to large movements of...

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Los refugiados tienen derecho a asilo, no a prejuicios y a alambre de espino

(3) Comments | Posted April 9, 2016 | 9:51 AM

La semana pasada en el campamento de refugiados de Zaatari, en Jordania, conocí a una niña siria que me dijo que quería ser intérprete. Conocí a un niño que estaba deseando volver al colegio. Me conmovió ver cómo se aferraban a sus sueños. Hoy en día,...

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Refugees Have a Right to Asylum, Not Bias and Barbed Wire

(69) Comments | Posted April 7, 2016 | 3:39 PM

Last week at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, I met a Syrian girl who told me she wanted to become an interpreter. I met a Syrian boy who was yearning to return to school. I was deeply moved by the way they held on to their dreams....

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Uniting to Prevent Violent Extremism

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2016 | 4:51 PM

2016-01-15-1452894935-2253501-BanKimoon.jpgUN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Cia Pak

Violent extremism is a direct assault on the United Nations Charter and a grave threat to international peace and security.

Terrorist groups such as Daesh, Boko Haram and others have brazenly kidnapped young girls, systematically denied...

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Work Starts Tomorrow, But For Today, Congratulations

(7) Comments | Posted December 12, 2015 | 3:54 PM

Mesdames, Messieurs:

All my congratulations.

The Paris Agreement on climate change is a monumental triumph for people and planet.

I know I speak for everyone in this room in applauding COP21 President Laurent Fabius and UNFCCC Executive-Secretary Christiana Figueres for their outstanding stewardship of these negotiations.

In the face of...

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Where Is the Humanity?

(2) Comments | Posted October 31, 2015 | 11:59 AM

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) with Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, in Geneva. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Families at a wedding party killed mid-celebration by airstrikes.

Patients at a hospital burned alive in beds set aflame by bombs.

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UN turns 70

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2015 | 12:28 PM

2015-10-23-1445614443-7021713-UNHQinBlue.jpgCredit: UN Photo/Cia Pak

National flags are a mark of pride and patriotism in every country around the world. But there is only one flag that belongs to all of us.

That blue flag of the United Nations was a banner of hope for...

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Metas de desenvolvimento sustentável para o mundo

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2015 | 1:52 PM

Em um mundo cercado de tantos desafios, problemas e disputas, é um sinal de esperança que mais de 150 líderes globais estejam reunidos esta semana na Organização das Nações Unidas com o objetivo de adotar uma nova visão para o bem-estar futuro de toda a humanidade.

Os líderes globais vêm...

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Gli obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile per il pianeta

(1) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 12:31 PM

In un mondo assediato da così tante sfide, problemi e dispute, il fatto che questa settimana più di 150 leader internazionali si ritrovino alle Nazioni Unite per dotarsi di una nuova visione per il futuro benessere di tutta l'umanità rappresenta un segno di speranza.

Se i leader mondiali si...

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Sustainable Development Goals for the World

(33) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 9:30 AM

In a world beset by so many challenges, problems and disputes, it is a sign of hope that more than 150 world leaders will gather this week at the United Nations to adopt a new vision for the future well-being of all humankind.

World leaders are coming to New York...

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

(45) 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

(464) 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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