multilateralism

Working together, nations can tackle today’s major challenges – Ban

No country, however, powerful, can tackle alone the multiple challenges facing the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing the need to work together on issues such as climate change, the economic crisis and global peace and security.

Multilateralism with a strengthened UN vital for small countries – Cape Verde

Multilateralism, with a revitalized United Nations playing the pivotal role, is vital for combating a host of ills threatening West African countries, such as drugs, arms and human trafficking, organized crime and terrorism, Cape Verde said today.

Assembly President heralds ‘new era of engagement’ as debate wraps up

Wrapping up the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate today, the 192-member body’s President today welcomed the “new era of engagement” based on respect among Member States, underscoring that the vision of nations coming together to tackle common challenges is at the heart of the United Nations.

Nations reject unilateralism in face of global challenges at UN

Nations addressing the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate today spoke out against unilateralism as the world tackles its most pressing challenges, including the current global economic turmoil and climate change.

Renewed multilateralism vital to tackling today’s global concerns, Ban says

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need for renewed multilateralism to tackle a host of global challenges, including climate change, the economic crisis and disarmament – three issues that will take centre stage during the upcoming General Assembly session.

Ban calls for three-pronged cooperation strategy in Asia

For Asia to play its role in promoting a “new multilateralism” to face 21st century challenges, it must adopt a three-pronged strategy to allow the region’s nations to come together as partners, and not competitors, to tackle global threats, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Secretary-General to head to US capital this week

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Washington, D.C. later this week, his spokesperson announced today.

World crises also ‘opportunities for change,’ Ban tells young graduates

A time of crises is also a time of challenge and “opportunities for change,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the graduating class of the United Nations International School (UNIS) today.

Today’s challenges require global leadership, new multilateralism – Ban

Addressing the class of 2009 at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a special brand of global leadership and a new multilateralism to deal with the complex challenges facing the world today.

Ban, in Princeton, urges a 'new multilateralism'

Due to the intensity and scope of current threats, the world is in dire need of a new multilateralism focused on meeting common human needs, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, as he spoke at Princeton University.