Secretary-General calls for action on sustainable development

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Now is the time for decisive action on sustainable development, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

For Mr. Ban, sustainable development means nutrition for poor children, safe drinking water, and health care in communities.

But it also demands policies that promote economic growth which do not harm the environment.

"We can unlock progress on all of these fronts with policies that spark progress on green technologies. This is the cutting edge of innovation. People need access to technology—with help to make the best use of new advances."
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The Secretary-General's comments came in an address to a meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York.

The meeting brought together UN agencies, the World Trade Organization together with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, otherwise known as The Bretton Woods Institutions.

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