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UN Secretary-General Welcomes Announcement that US President Will Attend Copenhagen Conference

Ban Ki-moon225 November 2009: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the announcement by US President Barack Obama that he will attend the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next month.Speaking at a press briefing, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq noted that "as more and more Heads of State and government confirm their attendance, momentum is building for a successful conclusion to this crucial world gathering." He added that an agreement "can and must be reached to set the world on a new course that will ensure a healthy planet, a robust and sustainable economy, and a brighter future for all." [UN Press Release]