10 December 2016 | Statement
"Wherever we are, each of us can make a difference for human rights -- in our neighbourhoods, in school, at work, on social media, at home and even in sporting arenas across the world", Ban Ki-moon says.
24 November 2016 | Statement
"Today, we are seeing the world lit up in orange, symbolizing a bright future for women and girls", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his message.
17 October 2016 | Statement
Today, some 1 billion people live in extreme poverty and more than 800 million endure hunger and malnutrition, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns.
11 October 2016 | Statement
"The wellbeing, human rights and empowerment of the world’s 1.1 billion girls are central to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. When we agreed on that agenda, we promised girls quality education and health services", United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.
3 October 2016 | Statement
This month, Governments will meet in Ecuador for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III). This conference is designed to reflect what we want the cities of the future to look like, Ban Ki-moon says.
1 October 2016 | Statement
The global population of older persons is expected to rise from just over 900 million in 2015 to 1.4 billion by 2030 and 2.1 billion by 2050, Ban Ki-moon points out in his message.
11 July 2016 | Statement
"On this World Population Day, I urge all Governments, businesses and civil society to support and invest in teenage girls", United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his message.
8 June 2016 | Statement
Last year, in adopting the landmark 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member States underscored that healthy and productive oceans will play a crucial role in achieving the SDGs, Ban Ki-moon says in his message.
3 June 2016 | Statement
This year’s observance of World Environment Day shines a much-needed spotlight on the illegal trade in wildlife, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his message.
22 April 2016 | Statement
The Paris Agreement on Climate Change, in conjunction with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, holds the power to transform our world, Ban Ki-moon says.
24 March 2016 | Statement
"It is imperative that we work together for equal opportunity, justice and sustainable development for people of African descent", Ban Ki-moon says.
8 March 2016 | Statement
"From the glass ceiling to a carpet of shards" is this year's title for the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, message.
20 February 2016 | Statement
“Let us work together to forge new integrated pathways for social, environmental and economic development rooted in social justice", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his annual message.
18 December 2015 | Statement
"2015 will be remembered as a year of human suffering and migrant tragedies. Over the past 12 months, more than 5,000 women, men and children lost their lives in search of protection and a better life", Ban Ki-moon pointed out.
10 December 2015 | Statement
"Today we reaffirm our commitment to protecting human rights as the foundation of our work", United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.
3 December 2015 | Statement
"We mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the wake of the adoption of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", Ban Ki-moon says. This global blueprint for action summons us to "leave no one behind”, he adds.
30 November 2015 | Statement
"On this International Day of Solidarity, let us reaffirm our commitment to bring about the just peace that the peoples of Israel and Palestine deserve", Ban Ki-moon says.
24 October 2015 | Statement
"As we shine a light on this milestone anniversary, let us reaffirm our commitment to a better and brighter future for all”, says the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, on this day that marks the 70th anniversary of the United Nations charter.
20 October 2015 | Statement
“I urge all partners and stakeholders to work together to give all countries the comprehensive information systems they need to achieve sustainable development," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his annual message.
17 October 2015 | Statement
“More than 800 million people continue to live in extreme poverty, and many more are at risk,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his message.