Ban Ki-Moon congratulates Trump, Urges Joint Solutions to Global Challenges

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during the press conference of the Durban Review Conference.
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(Last Updated On: 2016-11-09)
As reactions continued to trail United State of America’s presidential election, United Nation Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has joined world leaders to congratulate Donald Trump for emerging the 45th US president.
Ban Ki-moon in his congratulatory message, charged the newly elected president to use his power to direct global action and joint solutions to global challenges, stressing that the US is an essential actor across international agenda which people expect to help lift humanity.
He said the UN will count on the new administration to strengthen bonds of international cooperation and uphold shared ideals, combat climate change, advance human rights, promote mutual understanding and implement Sustainable Development Goals to achieve lives of peace, prosperity and dignity for all.
The UN Secretary General also appreciated former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton for being a powerful global symbol of women’s empowerment.
“I would like to express my deep appreciation to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for a lifetime commitment to peace, advancement of women and the well-being of children.
“Now more than ever, we must mobilize around the principles and common values of the United Nations Charter,” he said.

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