U.N. Global Compact Must Help End Poverty, Ban Says
U.N. News Centre: Ban calls on Global Compact to help end poverty, transform lives, protect planet
“Addressing the United Nations Global Compact board meeting [on Friday], Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said everyone held a stake in ending poverty, transforming people’s lives, and protecting the planet. … Despite progress in many areas, including reducing poverty and improving health care, he said individual and group interests still take precedence over universal priorities too often…” (1/9).