10 Questions for Ban Ki-Moon

The U.N. Secretary-General discusses global goals for the new year. Ban Ki-moon will now take your questions

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Can the U.N. play a proactive role in the economic crisis we are witnessing right now?


The goal of the U.N. is to promote harmonious development throughout the world. We welcome industrialized countries' stimulus packages, but at the same time they should never lose sight of the plight of billions of other people, the poorest of the poor.

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