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12 Nov 2018 description

SG/SM/19338 12 NOVEMBER 2018

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ address to the Paris Peace Forum, in Paris today:

Ten years ago, in 2008, Lazare Ponticelli, the last known French veteran of the Great War, died at the age of 110. Every year on 11 November, Mr. Ponticelli, an Italian immigrant, honoured the promise he had made to his comrades who had died too young on the battlefield. He used to visit his local war memorial to remember them.

08 Dec 2011 description


Following are UN Secretary-General’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the seventeenth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change high-level ministerial dinner, in Durban, South Africa, 7 December:

28 Nov 2011 description


Following are the remarks, as prepared for delivery, of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the East Asia Summit, delivered in Bali, Indonesia, 19 November:

It seems only yesterday that many of us were together in Cannes.

The very serious economic issues dominating the Group of Twenty (G-20) summit still command our daily attention, and they are likely to do so for a considerable time to come.

As we all know, Asia has been the chief driver of global growth in recent years.

11 Nov 2011 description


This is the text of remarks by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today at an informal plenary meeting of the General Assembly on the outcome of the recent G-20 (Group of Twenty) Summit in Cannes, France:

08 Jul 2011 description


Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the Economic and Social Council to launch the 2011 Millennium Development Goals Report in Geneva today, 7 July: