Ban Ki-moon: South Koreans “play a key role” in the corona crisis

Checkout our Co-chair Ban Ki-moon’s interview with the APA.

“Since I was the Secretary-General of the United Nations, I have always emphasized that problems of global scale require solutions of global scale. The fear of infection has sparked a rise in racism and xenophobia. Such deplorable action would not help in deterring the spread of the virus in anyway. We must never forget that we are all in this together. The global outbreak, and any other global challenge in that matter, can only be overcome by concerted effort and unity.”  Go to article.

“We need global concerted action,” says Ban Ki-moon at the Boao Forum

The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) 2019 was held in Boao, China from March 26th to March 29th, 2019 under the theme for “Shared Future, Concerted Action, Common Development.”

Ban Ki-moon, who serves as Chair of the BFA delivered a welcoming speech at the opening of the Forum. National leaders such as Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith of Laos, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon of the Republic of Korea, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel of Luxembourg, and Prime Minister Jorge Bom Jesus of Sao Tome as well as representatives from the private sector also gave speeches at the Forum, stressing the importance of the international collaboration on solving global issues.

“We need global concerted action; then we have to work for common development in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals the United Nations has presented to the world,” said Ban at the Forum.

Watch Ban Ki-moon’s interview with CNBC: