Malaysia has role to play in advancing UN action agenda: Ban

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Public Lecture by the Secretary-General at the Institute for Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR) on "Malaysia and the United Nations in a Changing World".

Malaysia has an important role to play in advancing the UN Secretary-General's Action Agenda according Ban Ki-moon.

Addressing the Institute for Diplomacy and Foreign Relations in Malaysia, on Thursday the Secretary-General said the country's engagement in the Rio+20 sustainable development conference is crucial.

He also commended Malaysia for it's involvement in UN peacekeeping operations, as well as other contributions the country has made to the UN.

"Malaysia can contribute even more and work with the UN in addressing all the regional and global challenges. Malaysia has an important role to play in advancing the Action Agenda I have set out for the next five years as Secretary-General".

Mr. Ban says the agenda includes five imperatives to deliver results for the world's people.

They include sustainable development, preventing conflicts, disasters, human rights abuses and development setbacks, building a safer and more secure world, supporting nations in transition and working for women and young people.

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