Following are UN Secretary-General Ban
Ki-moon's remarks to the Replenishment Conference for the Central Emergency
Response Fund in New York, 4 December:
We meet at a time of great global anxiety.
We have a chance, here today, to help those most vulnerable to war, strife,
hunger, drought, floods and other disasters.
When calamity strikes, millions of people
around the world look to the United Nations for relief. Our goal is to
work with all partners to make sure that the victims, no matter where or
who they are, get the emergency assistance they need.