UN Secretary-General Calls on Students to Apply Comprehensive Solutions to Global Challenges

5 August 2009: In a video message to the First Global Model UN Conference, taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 5-7 August 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said students must play their part in applying comprehensive solutions to interconnected global challenges, including poverty, hunger, climate change and conflict.

He stressed the need to “move from awareness to action” and to “seal a deal” on climate change in December in Copenhagen. [The speech]