Ban Ki-Moon

20.03.2013

On first International Day of Happiness, Ban calls for inclusive human development

On first International Day of Happiness, Ban calls for inclusive human development

Marking the first ever International Day of Happiness, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the international community to commit to an inclusive and sustainable human development that will improve the well-being of those who lack basic services needed to pursue happiness. “People around the world aspire to lead happy… »

18.01.2013

World can no longer procrastinate on disarmament issues – Ban Ki-moon

World can no longer procrastinate on disarmament issues – Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today issued a passionate call to countries to advance disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, as well as illegal arms, stressing that Member States should not delay on this issue. “Delay comes with a high price tag. The longer we procrastinate, the greater the… »

15.01.2013

UN: Ban renews call to rescind plans for new Israeli settlements after on-site protests

UN: Ban renews call to rescind plans for new Israeli settlements after on-site protests

14 January 2013 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon again called on Israel today to withdraw new settlement plans for East Jerusalem while stressing that protests over the plans, as well as reactions to them, must remain peaceful, noting that they had been largely non-violent so far. “The Secretary-General… »

21.12.2012

On International Human Solidarity Day, Ban Ki-moon says unity key to reaching goals

On International Human Solidarity Day, Ban Ki-moon says unity key to reaching goals

20 December – Marking International Human Solidarity Day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the benefits of inclusive cooperation, saying that strides made in reducing poverty and advancing democratic freedoms in recent years were proving that point. “We can reach our shared goals if people are able to participate in the… »

20.09.2012

Ban Ki-Moon: The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded

Ban Ki-Moon: The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded

Last month, competing interests prevented agreement on a much-needed treaty that would have reduced the appalling human cost of the poorly regulated international arms trade.  Meanwhile, nuclear disarmament efforts remain stalled, despite strong and growing global popular sentiment in support of this cause. The failure of these negotiations and this… »

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