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UN Secretary-General Launches “Seal the Deal!” Campaign

© UN29 April 2009: While in Brussels, Belgium, on 23 April 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched a worldwide climate change campaign under the slogan “Seal the Deal!”

The campaign seeks to galvanize political will and public support towards signing a new UN agreement on climate change at the UNFCCC conference scheduled to take place this December in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the launch event, Ban called for the EU's continued support on that matter, and José Manuel Barroso, European Commission President, indicated that sealing the deal was the EU's priority. [UNEP press release]