The World is moving through a Great Transition: Ban

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The human family is at a critical juncture and the world is moving through a Great Transition, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in an address on receiving the "Seoul Peace Prize" on Monday.

In his remarks titled "The Pursuit of Peace at a Time of Global Transition", the Secretary-General pointed out that "this transition is economic, as the digital revolution advances and as new powers and groups emerge".

 ”Today's engines of growth are largely in the developing world. Korea itself hosted the G20 Summit two years ago — the first to be held outside North America and Europe. The implications of this momentous shift — from West to East, and from North to the global South — are only beginning to unfold. The Great Transition is also developmental, as we seek a more sustainable path. The social perils of rising inequality and joblessness are clear. And our ecological footprint is overstepping the earth's boundaries. We are using resources as if we had two planets, not one. There can be no Plan B because there is no planet B.”

Duration 57″

 

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