Ban Ki-moon’s speeches: A quick guide to statements on key issues on UN agenda

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses High-level Meeting on Climate Resilience. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Leaders must prioritize the common good. Reducing the risks of catastrophic climate change is in the national interest of every country.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Paris (France), 30 November 2015

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to the medie at UN Headquarters on his return from the climate change conference in Paris known as COP21. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The Paris Agreement is a victory for people, for the common good, and for multilateralism. It is a health insurance policy for the planet. It is the most significant action in years to uphold our Charter mandate to ‘save succeeding generations.’

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Headquarters, 14 December 2015

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Secretary-General Ban greets Pope Francis as he arrives at United Nations Headquarters in New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The 2030 Agenda compels us to look beyond national boundaries and short-term interests and act in solidarity for the long-term. We can no longer afford to think and work in silos.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, General Assembly, 25 September 2015

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Secretary-General Ban addresses a press conference at the start of the seventieth session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Men, women and children fleeing war and persecution deserve real support, including asylum. I ask those standing in the way of the rights of refugees to stand in their shoes.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Headquarters, 16 September 2015

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