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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.

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Remarks to Security Council on organized crime

I thank the French presidency for putting this important issue on the agenda of the Security Council. Transnational issues, including drug trafficking and organized crime, are increasingly on the Council’s agenda. This reflects the seriousness of the threat. Indeed, drug trafficking and organized crime affect almost all aspects of the UN’s work: development, security, the environment, and the rule of law.

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