Secretary-General's video message to Beijing Forum 2013, 1-3 November
Beijing, China, 1 November 2013
Dr. Wang Enge, President of Peking University, Dr. Zhu Shanlu, Chairman of Peking University,
I am delighted to send greetings to all participants at this year’s Beijing Forum.
You meet at an important moment.
We are stepping up efforts to fight poverty and meet the Millennium Development Goals, by 2015.
That year, we also hope to conclude a global legal agreement on climate change.
And we are forging a universal vision for development beyond 2015.
We can end poverty.
We can transform the climate challenge into an opportunity for green growth.
We can unite around a bold new set of sustainable development goals.
We can succeed by investing in people – in education, health and decent jobs, with freedom and democracy for all.
The United Nations works more than ever with non-governmental organizations, the world of business, civil society groups and academia.
We need all partners to join our push for a better future.
Solving problems in our globalized world demands cooperation beyond borders and across cultures.
I count on you to support the UN as we promote peace, development and human rights around the world.
Statements on 1 November 2013
- New York, 1 November 2013 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on MINUSMA
- New York, 1 November 2013 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Kosovo
- Istanbul, Turkey, 1 November 2013 - Secretary-General's message to the 60th Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs [delivered by Ms. Virginia Gamba, Deputy to the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs]