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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Inaugural Address   14 December 2006

I thank you warmly for your congratulations. Madam President, Secretary-General Annan, let me
say how much I appreciate your words of encouragement as I contemplate the responsibilities that
lie before me.

I stand before all of you today deeply mindful of the words of the oath I have just taken. Loyalty,
discretion, conscience -- these, together with the Charter, will be my watchwords as I carry out my
duties as Secretary-General. To illustrate my faith in the Charter, today I asked the Secretariat to
create a new practice by placing my left hand on the Charter while taking the Oath.
Secretary-General Annan, I am all the more humbled because it is you I am succeeding in what you
have described as “the world’s most exalting job”. It is an honour to follow in your revered
footsteps. I add my voice to the many tributes that have been paid to you today. Every one of them
is richly deserved. Your tenure has been marked by high ideals, noble aspirations, and bold
initiatives. Your courage and vision have inspired the world.
You have led the Organization through challenging times, and ushered it firmly into the twenty-first
century. You have given the United Nations new relevance to the people’s lives. And you have
been exceptionally generous to me with your wisdom and guidance, as I prepare to build on your
legacy.
Thanks to the early conclusion of the appointment process, I have had the unprecedented privilege
of more than two months of preparation before taking office. I have spent much of this time
listening to, and learning from, my future colleagues -- among delegations, in the Secretariat, and in
the wider UN family.
I have witnessed at first hand the high level of professionalism, dedication, and know-how that
exists throughout the United Nations. Armed with that knowledge, I look forward even more to
working with the able and courageous men and women who serve this Organization every day,
often in difficult circumstances, sometimes in dangerous ones.
Today, as we pay tribute to Secretary-General Annan’s lifelong devotion to the international civil
service, we also pay tribute to the calling itself. This path is narrow and steep, and transcends
national borders and partisan interests. Many stumble along the way, or take easier detours. Yet,
drawn to the enduring purposes and principles of the Charter, young women and men from all parts
of the world, from every creed and every circumstance, still yearn to follow this path less travelled.
Their enthusiasm and their idealism will animate this Organization for decades to come.
One of my core tasks will be to breathe new life and inject renewed confidence into the sometimes
weary Secretariat. As Secretary-General, I will aim to reward the talent and skill of staff, while
making optimal use of their experience and expertise. I will seek to improve our systems for human
resource management and career development, offering opportunities for training and mobility.
With the United Nations taking on a more and more global role, UN staff members, too, should be
able to be more mobile and multifunctional.
At the same time, I will seek to set the highest ethical standard. The good name of the United
Nations is one of its most valuable assets -- but also one of its most vulnerable. The Charter calls
on staff to uphold the highest levels of efficiency, competence and integrity, and I will seek to
ensure to build a solid reputation for living up to that standard. I assure you that I will lead you by
example. In this way, I will work to enhance morale, professionalism and accountability among
staff members, which in turn will help us serve Member States better, and restore trust in the
Organization.
Equally, we should remind ourselves of what the Charter and the Report of the Preparatory
Commission at the San Francisco Conference in 1945 had to say about the relationship between the
Member States and the Secretariat. Neither of these founding documents suggests, at any point, that
the Secretariat should be independent of the Member States. Indeed, without States, neither the
Secretariat nor the Organization itself would have meaning or purpose.
Member States need a dynamic and courageous Secretariat, not one that is passive and risk-averse.
The time has come for a new day in relations between the Secretariat and Member States. The dark
night of distrust and disrespect has lasted far too long. We can begin by saying what we mean, and
meaning what we say.
We cannot change everything at once. But we can build progress in a few areas, and so make way
for progress in many more. That will require intensive and continuous dialogue. It will require us
to work together transparently, flexibly and honestly. And it will require us to start with an open
mind. Today, I ask both colleagues and Member States to work with me in that spirit. You have
the right to expect the same of me.
As I have pledged today, my sole duty is to the Organization, its Charter and its 192 Member States.
Each brings something special to our common endeavour. Each must be heard. Ultimately, we are
all -- Secretariat and Member States alike -- accountable to “we the peoples”. Our publics will not
long respect an Organization, or tolerate a Secretary-General, who caters to some, while ignoring
the desperate plight of others. Together, we can -- and must -- do better. Our peoples and our
future depend on it.
By strengthening the three pillars of the United Nations -- security, development and human rights
-- we can build a more peaceful, more prosperous and more just world for our succeeding
generations. As we pursue our collective endeavour to reach that goal, my first priority will be to
restore trust. I will seek to act as a harmonizer and bridge-builder. And I hope to become known to
all of you -- Member States or Secretariat -- as a Secretary-General who is accessible, hardworking,
and prepared to listen attentively.
I will do everything in my power to ensure that our United Nations can live up to its name, and be
truly united; so that we can live up to the hopes that so many people around the world place in this
institution, which is unique in the annals of human history.

Acceptance Speech

by

H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon

on Appointment as the 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations

3 October 2006

New York

Madam President, Mr. Secretary-General, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

I stand before you, deeply touched and inspired by your generous words of congratulations and encouragement. With boundless gratitude for the confidence placed in me by the Member States, and with an unswerving resolve to honor that trust, I humbly accept the appointment as the 8th Secretary-General of this great Organization, our United Nations. I wish to extend my deepest respect and appreciation to all the leaders and peoples of the Member States for their strong support.  

Thank you, Madam President, for graciously preparing and guiding the meeting today.  I greatly look forward to supporting you and working with you, as you wisely steer the Assembly toward a very successful session.

Madam President,

I follow in a line of remarkable leaders.  They had also faced this moment, each at a critical juncture in the Organization's history. Like myself today, they must have pondered what the years ahead would hold at the helm of this dynamic institution. Each made important and lasting contributions to our common enterprise in upholding humanity's deepest values and highest aspirations.

In particular, you, Mr. Secretary-General, have astutely guided our Organization into the 21st century.  You have defined an ambitious agenda that has made the UN truly indispensible to peace, prosperity and human dignity around the world. Our debt to your courage and vision is immeasurable.  I resolve to build upon your legacy.

Distinguished delegates,

By completing the appointment of the next Secretary-General with such alacrity, you have opened an unprecedented opportunity.  Never before has an incoming Secretary-General been given sufficient time to prepare. You have given me more than two months. I will use these weeks to consult widely on how best to proceed with our common agenda of reform and revitalization.  I will listen attentively to your concerns, expectations and admonitions.

Distinguished delegates,

I am deeply honored to become the second Asian to lead the Organization, following Mr. U Thant who ably served the world four decades ago. It is quite fitting that you have now turned to Asia again for the next Secretary-General to guide the UN system through its 7th decade. Asia is dynamic and diverse, and Asia aspires to take on greater responsibilities for the world.  Having come so far and rising still, the region is living and shaping the full range of achievements and challenges of our current times.

Asia is also a region where modesty is a virtue.  But the modesty is about demeanor, not about vision and goals.  It does not mean the lack of commitment or leadership.  Rather, it is quiet determination in action to get things done without so much fanfare.  This may be the key to Asia's success, and to the UN's future.  Indeed, our Organization is modest in its means, but not in its values.  We should be more modest in our words, but not in our performance.  The true measure of success for the UN is not how much we promise, but how much we deliver for those who need us most.  Given the enduring purposes and inspiring principles of our Organization, we need not shout its praises or preach its virtues.  We simply need to live them every day: step by step, program by program, mandate by mandate.

Madam President,

The surge in demand for UN services attests not only to the UN's abiding relevance but also to its central place in advancing human dignity. The UN is needed now more than ever before.  The UN's core mission in the previous century was to keep countries from fighting each other.  In the new century, the defining mandate is to strengthen the inter-state system so that humanity may be better served amidst new challenges.  From the Balkans to Africa, from Asia to the Middle East, we have witnessed the weakening or absence of effective governance leading to the ravaging of human rights and the abandonment of longstanding humanitarian principles.  We need competent and responsible states to meet the needs of "we the peoples" for whom the UN was created.  And the world's peoples will not be fully served unless peace, development and human rights, the three pillars of the UN, are advanced together with equal vigor.

The road that we must pave toward a world of peace, prosperity and dignity for all has many pitfalls.  As Secretary-General, I will make the most of the authority invested in my office by the Charter and the mandate you give me.  I will work diligently to materialize our responsibility to protect the most vulnerable members of humanity and for the peaceful resolution of threats to international security and regional stability.

Madam President,

In order to meet these growing mandates and expectations, we have engaged in the most sweeping reform effort in the history of the Organization.  The very scope of the reform has taxed the attention and energies of both the delegations and the Secretariat.  But we must stay the course.  We need to muster the human, institutional and intellectual resources, and to organize them properly.  We should do our part in meeting the Millennium Development Goals, the expanding peace operations, the threats posed by terrorism, WMD proliferation, HIV/AIDS and other pandemics, environmental degradation, and the imperatives of human rights.

Let us remember that we reform not to please others, but because we value what this Organization stands for.  We reform because we believe in its future.  To revitalize our common endeavor is to renew our faith not only in the UN's programs and purposes but also in each other.  We should demand more of ourselves as well as of our Organization.  To cut through the fog of mistrust is going to require more intensive dialogue.  We cannot change everything at once.  But if we choose wisely, and work together transparently, flexibly and honestly, progress in a few areas will lead to progress in many more.  Only the Member States can revitalize this Organization.   But I will always be there to assist and facilitate as needed.

Madame la Présidente, Excellences, Mesdames et Messieurs,

En tant que Secrétaire général, je suis determiné à gérer le Secrétariat d'une manière ouverte et responsible. Je chercherai à établir un consensus articulé autour d'un échange libre d'idées et de critiques.

C'est seulement au moyen d'une grande sincérité et d'une discussion ouverte sur les idées et les propositions que nous serons à même de mieux identifier la façon de servir les peuples du monde entier.

J'essaierai d'agir activement afin d'être à la disposition de tous les intéressés.  En particulier, pour rendre l'ONU plus proche de l'humanité, je vais travailler pleinement pour que la société civile s'engage sur la voie du dialogue. Je ferai en sorte d'obtenir l'aide et la participation des organisations de soutien à des causes humanitaires, du monde des affaires et des autres composantes de la société civile à travers le monde et ce, pour le bien de l'Organisation.

Mon mandat sera marqué par les efforts incessants que je ferai pour établir des passerelles et combler les écarts.  Un leadership harmonieux, exemplaire refusant la division, et évitant trop de directives abruptes, m'a toujours servi.  Comme Secrétaire général, je tiens donc à rester fidèle à ces principes.

Je serai entièrement responsable pour la gestion du Secrétariat.  Les Etats membres établissent les mandats et fournissent les ressources.  Si les ressources me paraissent insuffisantes pour relever les défis, je n'hésiterai pas à vous le dire.  Mais une fois que nous, au Secrétariat, avons décidé d'assumer la charge de notre mission, nous devons être entièrement responsables pour la mener à bien.

Madam President,

I am eager to join the ranks of the world's premier secretariat.  I have  deep respect and admiration for the able, dedicated, and courageous men and women who serve this Organization day in and day out, often in the face of danger and personal sacrifice.  To them, I pledge my utmost support, dedication and solidarity.

Maintaining their proud heritage, while vigorously holding them to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity will be a prime goal of my tenure. The aim of Secretariat reform is not to penalize but to reward, so that their talent and skill, experience and dedication may be fully mobilized and properly utilized.  Rewarding hard work and excellence to boost morale, making everyone accountable for his/her own action or inaction, and pushing for greater gender balance, in particular at senior levels:

These will be my guide, as I rally the Secretariat staff for our very best performance in serving the Organization.  As your Secretary-General, I am far from perfect, and I will need the unsparing support, cooperation and trust from all represented here.  But I pledge to serve you well, with all of my heart and to the best of my abilities.  I will seek excellence with humility.  I will lead by example.  Promises should be made for the keeping.  This has been my motto in life.  I intend to stick to it, as I work with all stakeholders for a UN that delivers on its promises.  

Madam President,

My heart is overflowing with gratitude toward my country and people who have sent me here to serve.  It has been a long journey from my youth in war-torn and destitute Korea to this rostrum and these awesome responsibilities.   I could make the journey because the UN was with my people in our darkest days.  It gave us hope and sustenance, security and dignity.  It showed us a better way.  So I feel at home today, however many miles and years I have traveled.  

For the Korean people, the UN flag was and remains a beacon of better days to come.  There are countless stories of that faith.  One belongs to me.  In 1956, when the Cold War was raging around the world, as a young boy of twelve,  I was chosen to read out a public message, on behalf of my elementary school, addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Dag Hammarskjold.  We urged him to help the people of a certain faraway Asian country in their fight for freedom and democracy.  I hardly understood the deeper meaning of the message.  But I knew that the UN was there for help in times of need.

Fifty years later, the world is a much more complex place, and there are many more actors to turn to.  During those years, I have travelled many times around the world.  I have been elated by the successes of the UN in making life better for countless people.  I have also been pained by scenes of its failures.   In too many places could I feel the dismay over inaction of the UN, or action that was too little or came too late.  I am determined to dispel the disillusionment.

I earnestly hope that young boys and girls of today will grow up knowing that the UN is working hard to build a better future for them.  As Secretary-General, I will embrace their hopes and hear their appeals.  I am an optimist, and I am full of hope about the future of our global Organization.  Let us work together for a UN that can deliver more and better.

Thank you for your kind attention.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

General Assembly

21 June 2011


 

Remarks to the General Assembly after being elected for a second term

President of the General Assembly,
Presidents of the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council,
Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea,
Vice Presidents of the General Assembly,
Representatives of the Five Regional Groups,
Permanent Representative of the United States,
Excellencies,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and gentlemen,

With your decision this afternoon ... with your warm words ... you do me a very great honour, beyond expression.

Standing in this place, mindful of the immense legacy of my predecessors, I am humbled by your trust and enlarged by our sense of common purpose.

This solemn occasion is special in another respect.

On being sworn in, a few moments ago, I placed my hand on the UN Charter ... not a copy, but the original signed in San Francisco.

Our Founding Fathers deemed this document so precious that it was flown back to Washington, strapped to its own parachute. No such consideration was given to the poor diplomat accompanying it; he had to take his chances.

We thank the U.S. National Archives for their generosity in lending it today, and for their care in preserving it.

Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen,

The Charter of the United Nations is the animating spirit and soul of our great institution.

For sixty-five years, this great Organization has carried the flame of human aspiration ... 揥e the peoples.?

From the last of the great world wars, through the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of apartheid .

We have fed the hungry, delivered comfort to the sick and suffering, brought peace to those afflicted by war.

This great Organization, dedicated to human progress ... the United Nations.

Excellencies,

We began our work together, four and a half years ago, with a call for a 搉ew multilateralism? ... a new spirit of collective action.

We saw, in our daily work, how all the world's people look more and more to the United Nations.

We knew then ... and more so now ... that we live in an era of integration and interconnection, a new era where no country can solve all challenges on its own and where every country should be part of the solution.

That is the reality of the modern world. We can struggle with it, or we can lead.

The role of the United Nations is to lead. Each of us here today shares that heavy responsibility. It is why the UN matters in a different and deeper way than ever before.

To lead, we must deliver results. Mere statistics will not do. We need results that people can see and touch - results that change lives - make a difference.

Mr. President,

Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen,

Working together, with goodwill and mutual trust, we have laid a firm foundation for the future.

When we began, climate change was an invisible issue. Today, we have placed it squarely on the global agenda.

When we began to work together+, nuclear disarmament was frozen in time. Today, we see progress.

We have advanced on global health, sustainable development and education. We are on track to eliminate deaths from malaria. With a final push, we can eradicate polio, just as we did smallpox long ago.

We have shielded the poor and vulnerable against the greatest economic upheaval in generations.

Amid devastating natural disasters, we were there, saving lives ... in Haiti, Pakistan, Myanmar.

As never before, the UN is on the front lines protecting people and also helping build the peace ... in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Somalia; in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East.

We have stood firm for democracy, justice and human rights ... in C魌e d'Ivoire, North Africa and beyond.

We have carved out a new dimension for the Responsibility to Protect.

We created UN Women to empower women everywhere. That includes the UN system itself.

And yet, we never forget how far we have to go. We must continue the important work that we have begun together.

Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen,

As we look to the future, we recognize the imperative for decisive and concerted action.

In economic hard times, we must stretch resources ... do better with less. We must improve our ability to Deliver as One.

We must do more to connect the dots among the world's challenges, so that solutions to one global problem become solutions for all ... on women's and children's health, green growth, more equitable social and economic development.

A clear time-frame lies ahead: the target date for the Millennium Development Goals in 2015, next year's Rio + 20 conference, the high-level meeting on nuclear safety in September and the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul next year.

In all this, our ultimate power is partnership.

Our legacy, such as it may be, will be written in alliance ... the leaders of the world, leading in common cause.

As in the past, I count on your support and even deeper partnership. By acting decisively to renew my mandate, you have given the gift of time ... time to carry on the important work that, together, we have begun.

In the months to come, we will be reaching out to you for your views and ideas. Drawing on those discussions, I shall present our broader long-term vision at the next General Assembly in September.

My predecessor Dag Hammarskjold once said, 揘ever for the sake of 'peace and quiet' deny your own experience or conviction.? Like my distinguished forebear, I take this lesson to heart.

It has been a great privilege to serve as your Secretary-General. That you should ask me to serve once again, makes it all the greater.

With gratitude for your support and encouragement, and honouring your trust, I pledge my full commitment to accept your support. I am proud and humbled to accept.

As Secretary-General, I will work as a harmonizer and bridge-builder ... among Member States, within the United Nations system, and between the United Nations and a rich diversity of international partners.

To quote the great philosopher Lao-tzu:

揟he Way of heaven is to benefit others and not to injure.

The Way of the sage is to act but not compete.?

Let us apply this enduring wisdom to our work today. Out of the competition of ideas, let us find unity in action.

Honouring your trust, I pledge my full commitment, my full energy and resolve to uphold the fundamental principles of our sacred Charter.

Together, let us do all we can to help this noble Organization better serve 搘e the peoples? of the world.

Together, no challenge is too large. Together, nothing is 搃mpossible.?

Thank you.

Ban Ki-moon said that as Secretary-General, he will among Member States, the United Nations system and between the United Nations and many international partners, who play a role of coordinator and the bridge. He quoted a Chinese scientist I Guda Zhe "heaven, and not harm; sages, to not fight," the famous, immortal wisdom of this emphasis should be applied to today's work, in the minds of contending, to find the unity of action.

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