United Nations needs to adapt to 21st Century: Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations needs to adapt to the changes in the 21st century in order to effectively tackle global problems, according to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Mr. Ban is starting his second-five year term this month having been elected unopposed in June this year.

He says the United Nations is going to face a number of challenges, including in areas of climate change, human rights and the protection of civilians in conflict.

"The most difficult challenge at this time is how to modernize our organization, adapting to changes of the 21st century. Technology outpaces our current thinking and people's idea outpaces our way of working. We have to make our organization more nimble, more efficient and effective and transparent and accountable."

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