Remarks to Vienna Community “Empowering People in a Changing World”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Vienna (Austria), 16 February 2012 It is a great honour for me to be amongst such an influential and informed audience today. Vielen Dank für diese Ehre. Es ist wunderbar, wieder in Wien zu sein. There are many words to describe this very beautiful city of Vienna – historic, glorious, dazzling, dynamic. All

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Remarks at Olympic youth development centre

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Lusaka (Zambia), 25 February 2012 Hello, Zambia! Hello, youth of Zambia! You are all champions. I wish I could give you a gold medal. Do you want to hear my dull speech now? [cheers] Okay, let me begin! Last May, in Geneva, I spoke at the second International Forum on Sport, Peace and

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Keynote address to the Global Colloquium of University Presidents at Columbia University [as prepared for delivery]

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, New York (USA), 02 April 2012 Every year, this Global Colloquium addresses some of the most pressing issues facing our world. I have been honoured to join you a number of times so I know how dynamic this forum is – and how much you can achieve. Thank you for having me back.

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Remarks to the Global Classrooms Model UN Meeting “Youth of the World: Make Some Noise!”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Headquarters, 17 May 2012 I am a person who likes to go for broke. Unfortunately, I broke my hand last weekend playing soccer. But nothing could stop me from being here today. I’ve been looking forward to meeting with all of you. I wanted to do something different so I took to

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