UN Secretary-General Addresses Security Council

7 July 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the Security Council in New York, US, on 7 July 2010, and noted that the protection of civilians encompasses broader challenges, such as governance, resource scarcity, climate change and land disputes.

He underlined that climate change, desertification and land disputes can be drivers of conflict. He concluded by noting that Security Council efforts to address the additional challenges will be "the best way of bringing about real protection for civilians." [The Statement]