15 Aug, 2013

Remarks to the Economic and Social Council Youth Forum “Shaping Tomorrow’s Innovators: Leveraging Science, Technology, Innovation and Culture for Today’s Youth”

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Headquarters, 27 March 2013 Good morning! It is wonderful to see you here. Welcome to the United Nations. This is your home. I want to start with two questions. And I want you to shout your answers. Let me hear what you think. First: Is the United Nations doing enough for young

26 Jul, 2013

Remarks to General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Youth

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, General Assembly, 25 July 2011 Mr. President of the General Assembly, Distinguished Heads of State and Government, Distinguished Ministers, Ms. Alek Wek, Mr. Romulo Dantas, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me first share my shock about the terror attack in Norway on Friday. I condemn this violence in the strongest possible

26 Jul, 2013

Remarks at high-level meeting on youth side event: “Giving it back, passing it on”: Corporate Engagement and Youth Philanthropy as Pathways to Development

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Headquarters, 27 July 2011 Thank you, Mr. Sean Koh, [Founder and CEO, Koherent Inc.], for your very kind introduction. It is very inspiring, what you have been saying. That is exactly what the United Nations is trying to achieve. Mr. John Kluge, philanthropist and entrepreneur; Ms. Reeta Roy, President and CEO of

26 Jul, 2013

Remarks at Olympic youth development centre

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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