Engaging the Public
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on stage at the Global Citizen Festival with UN Peace Messenger Stevie Wonder; together with 60,000 activists in Central Park, they lifted their voices to end extreme poverty.
Eradicating poverty and arresting climate change are mutually reinforcing goals. Most importantly, they are achievable. But reaching our objectives will require significant change and restructuring of the global economy. Industry and the private sector will play a crucial role.
Secretary-General Ban in closing remarks to the 15th session of UNIDO's General Conference, Lima (Peru), 02 Dec '13
- International community must act with resolve to tackle Africa’s challenges – Ban
- UN chief pays tribute to life and legacy of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela
- “Climate-smart” agriculture needed to steer food security through changing weather, Ban says
- OSCE contributions to security, development, human rights ‘indispensable’ – UN chief