On International Day, Ban urges human solidarity to build new sustainability agenda

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked Human Solidarity Day today by calling for joint action to craft and take forward a new, inlcusive development agenda that eradicates poverty, protects the planet and ensures dignity for all.

‘The torch will be given to you’ to build better future, Ban tells students in Shanghai

At a “time of test” for the human family, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged students and faculty at Shanghai’s Fudan University to help the United Nations as it begins in earnest work on the fundamental challenge of building an inclusive, universal 21st century blueprint “that will steer our world onto a truly sustainable, prosperous and peaceful path.”