UN Secretary-General: Climate Change Spares No One

10 October 2008: In a message for UN Day, to be observed on

24 October 2008, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined that the global

threats of the 21st century, including climate change and the spread of disease

and deadly weapons, “spare no one.”

He stressed the need to “secure global

public goods” in order to “advance the global common good.” Referring to the

unprecedented commitment in pledges and partnerships to help the world's poor

that was generated during the high-level Millennium Development Goals event in

September, as well as the advances on malaria, Ban called for these models to

be replicated to tackle other challenges such as climate change. [The Message]