Ban Ki-moon's speeches


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Remarks to the Fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA)

Shanghai (China) - 21 May 2014


Remarks at the Munich Security Conference

Munich (Germany) - 01 February 2014


Opening remarks at press conference at the Munich Security Conference

Munich (Germany) - 01 February 2014


Opening remarks at press conference with Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

Berlin (Germany) - 30 January 2014


Remarks to the press on the death of UN personnel in Kabul, Afghanistan

UN Headquarters - 18 January 2014


Opening remarks at first press conference of the year 2014

UN Headquarters - 10 January 2014


Opening remarks at end-of-year press conference

UN Headquarters - 16 December 2013


Remarks at press encounter with H.E. Mr. Bronislaw Komorowski, President of Poland

Warsaw (Poland) - 19 November 2013


Opening remarks at press conference with H.E. Mrs. Dalia Grybauskaite, President of the Republic of Lithuania

Vilnius (Lithuania) - 18 November 2013


Address at Vytautas Magnus University

Kaunas (Lithuania) - 17 November 2013


Remarks at Latvia 95 Conference

Riga (Latvia) - 15 November 2013


Opening remarks at press encounter with H.E. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia

Tallinn (Estonia) - 15 November 2013


Remarks at joint press stakeout with H.E. Andris Berzinš, President of the Republic of Latvia

Riga (Latvia) - 14 November 2013


Remarks to Security Council High-Level Meeting on UN-OIC Cooperation

Security Council - 28 October 2013


Remarks to the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly on the Proposed Programme Budget for the Biennium 2014-2015

UN Headquarters - 28 October 2013


Opening remarks at joint press encounter with H.E. Ms. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmark

Copenhagen (Denmark) - 22 October 2013


Remarks to Security Council meeting on Small Arms

Security Council - 26 September 2013


Remarks at LexisNexis-Atlantic Council Rule of Law Now Event

UN Headquarters - 19 September 2013


Opening remarks at press conference

UN Headquarters - 17 September 2013


Remarks at opening of Ministerial Conference on the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes

The Hague (The Netherlands) - 28 August 2013


Opening remarks to the press after meeting the Prime Minister of Pakistan

Islamabad (Pakistan) - 14 August 2013


Opening remarks at joint press conference with Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Copenhagen (Denmark) - 04 July 2013


Remarks at special event on the International Day against Drug Abuse and illicit Trafficking

UN Headquarters - 26 June 2013


Remarks at Second Annual Forbes 400 Summit

UN Headquarters - 05 June 2013


Opening remarks at press encounter with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Sochi (Russia) - 17 May 2013


Remarks at press encounter at the beginning of his meeting with President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation

Sochi (Russia) - 17 May 2013


Opening remarks at joint press encounter with Foreign Minister Franciscus Cornelis Gerardus Maria Timmermans of the The Netherlands

The Hague (Netherlands) - 08 April 2013


Remarks to the Security Council Debate on Afghanistan

Security Council - 19 March 2013


Remarks to Security Council open debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Security Council - 12 February 2013


Remarks at Monterey Institute of International Studies "Advancing the Disarmament and Non-proliferation Agenda: Seeking Peace in an Over-armed World"

Monterey, California (USA) - 18 January 2013


Remarks at Monterey Institute of International Studies "Advancing the Disarmament and Non-proliferation Agenda: Seeking Peace in an Over-armed World"

California (USA) - 18 January 2013


Remarks at Stanford University

Palo Alto, California (USA) - 17 January 2013


Remarks to Peacebuilding Fund High-Level Stakeholders meeting

UN Headquarters - 29 November 2012


Address to the 67th General Assembly general debate

General Assembly - 25 September 2012


Remarks at the Church of the Holy Family

New York (USA) - 17 September 2012


Opening remarks at press conference at Mehrabad Airport prior to departure from Teheran

Tehran (Iran) - 31 August 2012


Press encounter after talks with the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament

Tehran (Iran) - 29 August 2012


Remarks at Japan's National Press Club

Tokyo (Japan) - 08 July 2012


Remarks at press encounter with Koichiro Gemba, Foreign Minister of Japan

Tokyo (Japan) - 08 July 2012


Remarks to the Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan

Tokyo (Japan) - 07 July 2012


Remarks to the General Assembly's Thematic Debate on Drugs and Crime as a Threat to Development

General Assembly - 26 June 2012


Remarks to Security Council open debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Security Council - 25 June 2012


Opening remarks to the media following visit to headquarters of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) - 03 June 2012


Remarks at wreath-laying ceremony on International Day of UN Peacekeepers

UN Headquarters - 29 May 2012


Remarks to NATO summit meeting on Afghanistan

Chicago (USA) - 21 May 2012


Remarks to Security Council open debate on Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts

Security Council - 04 May 2012


Opening remarks at joint press conference with Mr. José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

Brussels (Belgium) - 16 April 2012


Opening remarks at press encounter with His Excellency Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council

Brussels (Belgium) - 16 April 2012


Opening remarks at joint press conference with Mr. Elio Di Rupo, Prime Minister of Belgium

Brussels (Belgium) - 15 April 2012


Remarks to Third Ministerial Conference of the Paris Pact

Vienna (Austria) - 16 February 2012


Opening remarks at joint press encounter with President Heinz Fischer

Vienna (Austria) - 16 February 2012


Opening remarks at end-of-year press conference

UN Headquarters - 14 December 2011


Remarks to media at UNFCCC COP17

Durban (South Africa) - 06 December 2011


Remarks to Conference on Afghanistan

Bonn (Germany) - 05 December 2011


Opening remarks at a press conference with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle

Bonn (Germany) - 04 December 2011


Opening remarks to Afghan media on the occasion of the Bonn Conference on Afghanistan

Bonn (Germany) - 04 December 2011


Opening remarks at press event on Day of Seven Billion

UN Headquarters - 31 October 2011


Remarks at Security Council open debate on Women and Peace and Security

Security Council - 28 October 2011


Remarks to Executive Committee of the UN Economic Commission for Europe [as delivered]

Geneva (Switzerland) - 18 October 2011


Opening remarks at press encounter following his meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt

Stockholm (Sweden) - 12 October 2011


Opening remarks at press encounter with Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt of Denmark

Copenhagen (Denmark) - 11 October 2011


Remarks at Security Council High-Level Briefing on Preventive Diplomacy

UN Headquarters - 22 September 2011


Address to the 66th General Assembly: "We the Peoples"

General Assembly - 21 September 2011


Statement on the death of Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani, Chairman of the High Peace Council and former President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

UN Headquarters - 20 September 2011


Opening remarks at press conference

UN Headquarters - 15 September 2011


Remarks to Sydney University

Sydney (Australia) - 08 September 2011


Opening remarks at joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard

Canberra (Australia) - 03 September 2011


Remarks to Korbel School Annual Dinner [as prepared for delivery]

Denver (Colorado) - 24 August 2011


Remarks for World Humanitarian Day 2011

UN Headquarters - 19 August 2011


Remarks at event hosted by the German Mission to the United Nations on Attacks on Schools and Hospitals in Armed Conflict

UN Headquarters - 30 June 2011


Remarks to the General Assembly after being elected for a second term

General Assembly - 21 June 2011


Remarks at the World Refugee Day Nansen Lecture [as prepared for delivery]

UN Headquarters - 20 June 2011


Remarks to National School for Peacekeeping Operations [as prepared for delivery]

Montevideo (Uruguay) - 15 June 2011


Opening remarks at press conference with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov of Bulgaria

Sofia (Bulgaria) - 05 May 2011


Remarks at joint press conference with President of Hungary

Budapest (Hungary) - 18 April 2011


Remarks at wreath-laying ceremony

UN Headquarters - 06 April 2011


Opening remarks at press conference after meeting with IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano

Nairobi (Kenya) - 01 April 2011


Statement on the attack against the UNAMA compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

Nairobi/New York - 01 April 2011


Address to the Munich Security Conference

Munich (Germany) - 05 February 2011


Speech at Humboldt University

Berlin (Germany) - 04 February 2011


Opening remarks at press encounter following Secretary-General's meeting with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle

Berlin (Germany) - 04 February 2011


Remarks to the General Assembly on 2011 Priorities

General Assembly - 14 January 2011


Opening remarks at UN Headquarters year-end press conference

UN Headquarters - 17 December 2010


Remarks to Summit of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Astana (Kazakhstan) - 01 December 2010


Opening remarks at press encounter after meeting with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev

Astana (Kazakhstan) - 30 November 2010


Remarks at NATO Summit Meeting on Afghanistan

Lisbon (Portugal) - 20 November 2010


Press encounter at the Presidential Palace

Lisbon (Portugal) - 20 November 2010


Opening remarks to the Press at NATO Summit

Lisbon (Portugal) - 20 November 2010


Remarks at Roosevelt House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony [as prepared for delivery]

New York (USA) - 15 November 2010


Remarks to Security Council open debate on Countering Terrorism [as delivered]

Security Council - 27 September 2010


Remarks to the Ministerial Meeting on Security Council Resolution 1325: A Call to Action

Security Council - 25 September 2010


Address to the 65th General Assembly: "Pulling Together in Testing Times: Securing a Better Future for All"

General Assembly - 23 September 2010


Opening remarks at press conference

UN Headquarters - 13 September 2010


Remarks at Indian Classical Music Concert by Amjad Ali Khan, "Ode to Peace" (as prepared for delivery)

UN Headquarters - 09 September 2010


Remarks at ceremony marking World Humanitarian Day

UN Headquarters - 19 August 2010


Opening remarks at UN Headquarters press conference

UN Headquarters - 09 August 2010


Remarks at dialogue with Waseda University students

Tokyo (Japan) - 04 August 2010


Opening remarks at joint press encounter with Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada

Tokyo (Japan) - 03 August 2010


Opening remarks at the Kabul Conference (As delivered)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - 20 July 2010


Closing remarks at International Conference on Afghanistan (As delivered)

Kabul (Afghanistan) - 20 July 2010


Opening remarks at joint press briefing with Afghan President Hamid Kazai following the Kabul conference

Kabul (Afghanistan) - 20 July 2010


Remarks to the United Nations Association of Canada [as prepared for delivery]

Ottawa (Canada) - 12 May 2010


Remarks at Press Stakeout after meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Ottawa (Canada) - 12 May 2010


Remarks to Security Council Open Debate on Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Security Council - 16 April 2010


Opening remarks at press encounter with Michael Spindelegger, Federal Minister for European and International Affairs

Vienna (Austria) - 08 April 2010


Remarks at press conference with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan

Astana (Kazakhstan) - 07 April 2010


Opening remarks at joint press conference with Hamrokhon Zarifi, Foreign Minister of Tajikistan

Dushanbe (Tajikistan) - 06 April 2010


Lecture at the University for World Economy and Democracy

Tashkent (Uzbekistan) - 05 April 2010


Opening remark at press conference before leaving Uzbekistan

Tashkent (Uzbekistan) - 05 April 2010


Toast at official dinner in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent (Uzbekistan) - 04 April 2010


Remarks to the Jogorku Kenesh (Parliament of Kyrgyzstan)

Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) - 03 April 2010


Opening remarks at joint press conference with President Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan

Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) - 02 April 2010


Address at Moscow State Institute of International Relations [as prepared for delivery]

Moscow (Russian Federation) - 18 March 2010


Bernard Brodie Lecture on Conditions for Peace at the University of California

Los Angeles (USA) - 02 March 2010


Opening remarks at press encounter after briefing the Security Council on his recent trip to Europe and Africa

UN Headquarters - 03 February 2010


Opening remarks to United Nations International Conference on Afghanistan

London (UK) - 28 January 2010


Opening remarks at a press encounter at UN Headquarters

UN Headquarters - 27 January 2010


Remarks to the Security Council on Haiti and on cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations

UN Headquarters - 13 January 2010


Remarks to the informal session of the General Assembly, "Agenda 2010"

General Assembly - 11 January 2010


Briefing to the Security Council on Afghanistan

Security Council - 06 January 2010


Opening remarks at press stakeout following the Security Council meeting on Afghanistan

UN Headquarters - 06 January 2010


Remarks on Second Anniversary of the bombing of UN Premises in Algiers

UN Headquarters - 11 December 2009


Remarks to Security Council meeting on Drug Trafficking as a Threat to International Peace and Security

UN Headquarters - 08 December 2009


Remarks to the Fifth Committee

UN Headquarters - 07 December 2009


Opening remarks at joint press conference with UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Afghanistan

Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago) - 28 November 2009


Statement on Afghanistan

Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago) - 28 November 2009


Remarks at press encounter after meeting with French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner

UN Headquarters - 07 November 2009


Opening remarks at press encounter following briefing to the Security Council on Afghanistan

UN Headquarters - 06 November 2009


Remarks to the Hellenic Parliament

Athens (Greece) - 05 November 2009


Opening remarks at press conference following working breakfast with UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown

London (UK) - 03 November 2009


Remarks to the General Assembly on Staff Security

General Assembly - 30 October 2009


Remarks at staff town hall meeting

UN Headquarters - 30 October 2009


Remarks to the National Commission of the Anti-Defamation League

New York (USA) - 29 October 2009


Remarks to the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly on the proposed Programme Budget for the Biennium 2010-2011

UN Headquarters - 29 October 2009


Remarks to the Security Council stake-out

UN Headquarters - 29 October 2009


Opening remarks at monthly press conference

UN Headquarters - 28 October 2009


Speech at University of Washington Special Convocation to Confer Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws "Rights, responsibilities and renewed multilateralism"

Seattle, Washington (USA) - 26 October 2009


Opening statement on President Karzai's declaration on the electoral process in Afghanistan

UN Headquarters - 20 October 2009


Remarks at University of Copenhagen - The Road to Copenhagen: Meeting the Climate Challenge

Copenhagen (Denmark) - 03 October 2009


Address at Uppsala University [as prepared for delivery]

Uppsala (Sweden) - 01 October 2009


Opening remarks at press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt

Stockholm (Sweden) - 01 October 2009


Address to the 64th General Assembly: "Now Is Our Time"

General Assembly - 23 September 2009


Remarks at United Nations Democracy Fund event on International Day of Democracy

New York (USA) - 15 September 2009


Press encounter after working breakfast with Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store

Oslo (Norway) - 31 August 2009


Address on UN peacekeeping

Dublin (Ireland) - 07 July 2009


Opening remarks at press encounter with Prime Minister Brian Cowen, T.D.

Dublin (Ireland) - 07 July 2009


Remarks to informal G8 meeting on Afghanistan

Trieste (Italy) - 26 June 2009


Remarks to the 100th Rotary International Convention

Birmingham (UK) - 21 June 2009


Remarks on receiving the Polio Champion Award from Rotary International

Birmingham (UK) - 21 June 2009


Commencement Address at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies: "Global Leadership in a Time of Crisis"

Washington, D.C. (USA) - 21 May 2009


Press encounter following meeting with Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives

Washington, D.C. (USA) - 21 May 2009


Press Encounter following briefing to an informal session of the General Assembly

UN Headquarters - 07 April 2009


Press encounter with French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner

Paris (France) - 04 April 2009


Address to International Conference on Afghanistan

The Hague (Netherlands) - 31 March 2009


Address to the Special Conference on Afghanistan convened under the aegis of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Moscow (Russian Federation) - 27 March 2009


Opening remarks at press stakeout with UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown

UN Headquarters - 25 March 2009


Opening remarks at press conference

UN Headquarters - 12 March 2009


Remarks to the press following meeting with United States President Barack Obama

Washington, D.C. (USA) - 10 March 2009


Opening remarks at press conference

UN Headquarters - 10 February 2009


Opening remarks at press conference held during surprise visit to Kabul, Afghanistan [Unofficial Transcript]

Kabul (Afghanistan) - 04 February 2009


Opening remarks to the press

UN Headquarters - 12 January 2009


Opening remarks at Year-End Press Conference, The Responsibility to Deliver

UN Headquarters - 17 December 2008


Remarks at the opening of the Exhibition of Unheard Voices of Afghanistan

UN Headquarters - 10 October 2008


Opening comments at press conference

UN Headquarters - 07 October 2008


Address to the 63rd session of the General Assembly: "A Call to Global Leadership"

General Assembly - 23 September 2008


Remarks at Security Council High-Level Debate on Mediation and the Settlement of Disputes

Security Council - 23 September 2008


Remarks to the Security Council meeting on Women, Peace and Security

Security Council - 19 June 2008


Remarks at commemoration ceremony on 1150th anniversary of the birth of Rudaki

UN Headquarters - 18 June 2008


Remarks to the Conference on Afghanistan

Paris (France) - 12 June 2008


Address at High-level Conference on World Food Security

Rome (Italy) - 03 June 2008


Statement to Security Council meeting on securing peace and development: the role of the United Nations in supporting security sector reform

Security Council - 12 May 2008


Remarks to Introduce His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to the Staff of the United Nations

General Assembly - 18 April 2008


Address at Moscow State University

Moscow (Russian Federation) - 10 April 2008


Remarks to Conference on Afghanistan

Bucharest (Romania) - 03 April 2008


Opening comments at press conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, following the high-level meeting on Afghanistan

Bucharest (Romania) - 03 April 2008


Statement to regional groups of Member States

UN Headquarters - 10 January 2008


Opening remarks at news conference

UN Headquarters - 07 January 2008


Remarks to the Security Council during its debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict

Security Council - 20 November 2007


Remarks to the Security Council on the role of regional and sub-regional organizations in the maintenance of international peace and security

Security Council - 06 November 2007


Remarks to the annual meeting of ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Non-Aligned Movement

UN Headquarters - 28 September 2007


Address to the 62nd General Assembly: "A Stronger UN for a Better World"

General Assembly - 25 September 2007


Remarks at the annual Peace Bell ceremony

UN Headquarters - 21 September 2007


Opening remarks at news conference, UN Headquarters

UN Headquarters - 18 September 2007


Opening remarks at news conference, UN Headquarters

UN Headquarters - 28 August 2007


Address to the conference on justice and rule of law in Afghanistan

Rome (Italy) - 03 July 2007


Remarks at Security Council meeting on threats to international peace and security

Security Council - 08 January 2007