Announcement

Prime Minister announces support for Ban Ki-moon re-election

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Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his support for Ban Ki-moon's candidacy for a second term as Secretary General of the United Nations.

Ban Ki-moon announced his candidacy for re-election on Monday. His first term ends on 31 December 2011.

Mr Cameron said the UN Secretary General had demonstrated a “deep commitment to the goals of the UN” and looked forward to giving him close support and co-operation taking these goals forward.

“I am glad to support Ban Ki-moon in his candidacy for a second term as Secretary General of the United Nations. He has championed and renewed the vital role of United Nations in tackling complex global challenges.

He has demonstrated a deep commitment to the goals of the United Nations - goals which are central to Britain’s values and interests too.

We will continue to give him our close support and co-operation in preventing and resolving conflict; helping the vulnerable in times of crisis; fighting poverty, hunger, ignorance and disease; and promoting prosperity. I welcome his determination to make the United Nations as efficient and effective as possible, and look forward to working with him as he develops the reform agenda.”