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Ban says people feel ‘planet’s wrath’ over warming | Reuters

People around the world are feeling the “wrath of a warming planet”, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday, urging almost 200 governments to take tougher action to reach a deal in 2015 on fighting global warming. Ban told environment ministers at climate talks in Warsaw they had a steep climb ahead to agree to cut rising greenhouse gas emissions ...

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UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon: 9/24/13 General Assembly Speech | Peace Action Blog

Declaring that “leadership makes the difference,” United NationsSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged heads of State and Government gathered in New York to “hear the call of history” and, through hard work, commitment and integrity, answer the just demands of their people for human dignity and sustainable development. “We come together not to preserve the status quo, but to drive our ...

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In Nagasaki message, Ban stresses need for education on benefits of nuclear disarmament | UN News Centre

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) visits the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum in Nagasaki, Japan, in August 2010. (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)

In his message to a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Nagasaki, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that the benefits of nuclear disarmament must be spread worldwide through education. “We must eliminate all nuclear weapons in order to eliminate the grave risk they pose to our world. This will require persistent efforts by ...

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Kerry presses Syrians to commit to peace talks in first U.N. visit as top U.S. diplomat | The Washington Post

Secretary of State John F. Kerry pressed Syria’s opposition coalition and President Bashar al-Assad’s government Thursday to commit to negotiations on a peaceful settlement to the country’s civil war, saying there “is no military solution.” “There is only a political solution, and that will require leadership in order to bring people to the table,” Kerry told reporters during his first ...

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