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UN chief invites leaders to fast-track ratification of Paris climate deal

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging world leaders to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change and speed up the process to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.

'Bring people in from the margins,' urges UN chief on World Social Justice Day

The United Nations top official today called on Member States to build inclusive societies free of discrimination, in which all people can live with dignity and opportunities to improve their lives, as he observed the World Day of Social Justice.

Spirit of solidarity 'must inspire our collective response' to world's major challenges, says Ban

On International Human Solidarity Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pointed to the newly-adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and called for joint action to implement its targets and create a better future for all.

In Germany ahead of G7 summit, Ban rallies support for ‘once-in-a-generation’ UN sustainability agenda

The world has before it a unique opportunity to build a better future for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today in Bonn, Germany, where he urged broad support for a trio of course-correcting United Nations events in 2015 that aim to lock down agreements on protecting the planet, ensuring sustainable development and unleashing the finances and technology to ensure these vital goals are achieved.

High-level event stresses importance of extractive industries to sustainable growth in Africa

The United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) held a meeting at Headquarters in New York today on the role of the extractive industry in Africa.

In Davos, Ban urges global action in 2015 on development, gender equality, climate change

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged world leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to maintain their focus on a broad range of climate, development and gender equality issues, warning that as the global community continues to face multiple crises, the new year must be a time for ‘strong commitment’ from international stakeholders.

UN Assembly President says post-2015 agenda will need partnership across full spectrum of stakeholders

Today, during an interactive dialogue with representatives from civil society, Sam Kutesa, President of the General Assembly, urged the participants to harness resources for an inclusive, transformative post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

In India, Ban pledges UN commitment to Gandhi's vision of peace, tolerance, dignity for all

Growing radicalization, fundamentalism and extremism demand a renewed emphasis of Mahatma Gandhi's ideals – both spiritual and political, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in Gujarat today, pledging the onging commitment of the United Nations to promote tolerance, and ensure justice and dignity for all.

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.”