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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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New York, 7 November 2012 - Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on elections in the United States

The Secretary-General warmly congratulates President Barack Obama on his reelection as President of the United States.

The Secretary-General looks forward to continuing to work with President Obama and his administration in the spirit of the enduring partnership between the United States and the United Nations. 

Many challenges lie ahead – from ending the bloodshed in Syria, to getting the Middle East peace process back on track, to promoting sustainable development and tackling the challenges posed by climate change. All will require strong multilateral cooperation.

The Secretary-General and the United Nations will continue to count on the active engagement of the United States on these and other crucial issues as it strives to meet the hopes and expectations of people around the world.