Ban Ki-moon | The Daily Star
  • Ban Ki-moon

    The writer is Secretary-General of the United Nations.

  • A global response to refugees and migrants

    A global response to refugees and migrants

    Wars are lasting longer and refugees are finding it harder to return home – with the length of displacement in some cases stretching across generations. Contrary to prevailing impressions, the vast majority of refugees are not in rich countries; 86 percent are in the developing world. And the poorer countries hosting refugees do not receive nearly enough help.
  • Refugees and migrants: A crisis of solidarity

    This is not a crisis of numbers; it is a crisis of solidarity. Almost 90 percent of the world's refugees are hosted in developing countries. Eight countries host more than half the world's refugees. Just ten countries provide 75 percent of the UN's budget to ease and resolve their plight.
  • An agenda for humanity

    The Agenda for Humanity provides key actions and strategic shifts which the world requires to reduce humanitarian needs and contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Uniting to prevent violent extremism

    Violent extremism is a direct assault on the United Nations Charter and a grave threat to international peace and security.
  • What I expect from the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris

    We will not get there overnight. The climate change conference in Paris is not the end point. It must mark the floor, not the ceiling of our ambition. It must be the turning point towards a low-emission, climate-resilient future.