United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is encouraging European leaders to welcome refugees into their countries, with Germany among those making offers. Ban will hold a meeting of world leaders on Sept. 30 at the UN to discuss refugee and migration issues.
The world needs to work in partnership to develop the post-2015 agenda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the first high-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation in Mexico City. "As we shape an inspiring post-2015 development agenda, the international community must be committed to supporting the future goals and targets through a renewed global partnership. Critically, we must ensure the financing to match our ambitions," Ban said.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged member states to condemn leaders who use the world body as a forum to undermine the issues of racism and intolerance with "inflammatory rhetoric, baseless assertions and hateful speech." Ban's remarks came at a high-level UN commemoration of the 2001 anti-racism conference in Durban, South Africa, which ended in acrimony.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led a high-level delegation to Hollywood this week to encourage the entertainment industry to produce work related to issues high on the UN agenda. "The creative community, through [TV] and movies, can reach millions and millions of people at once, repeatedly, and then 10 and 20 years after a film's been made, the messages can be constant," Ban said.