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The Secretary-General of the United Nations is due to attend the 50th anniversary of an international forum which promotes the peaceful resolution of conflicts.
The Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Germany has become a key annual gathering dedicated to promoting international cooperation on security issues.
Ban Ki-moon is expected to say that the world has come a long way in building a culture of responsiveness to crises, but that more needs to be done.
He will say it's important for the international community to better integrate political, developmental and human rights efforts to build a more secure world.
The United Nations is dealing with multiple crises across the world the most urgent of which is the civil war in Syria in which over 100,000 people have been killed.
Daniel Dickinson, United Nations