Sunday, July 20, 2014

UN: In Dominican Republic, Ban hails collective effort to bolster human rights, development, peace

In a first-ever visit to the Dominican Republic, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today addressed the National Congress, saying “one country with dedication and solidarity can move the world,” helping to spur progress in across the three pillars of the UN – development, human rights and peace.

“Our world is facing many trials – a warming planet, growing inequality, rising insecurity, terrible upheaval in the Middle East, the Central African Republic and beyond. At the same time, we face a pivotal moment to chart a future of more opportunity, more dignity and more hope for people and our fragile planet,” said Mr. Ban, adding that the Dominican Republic “is helping achieve our collective ambitions.”

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