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UN Sec-Gen Ban Ki-Moon Advocates for a New Green Economy

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/01/29/The_Global_Compact_Creating_Sustainable_Markets United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges businesses to invest in technologies and strategies that can aid in the transition to a greener global economy. "Lead by example," he says. ----- The UN Global Compact was launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 1999 and put forth the powerful idea that corporate engagement on global issues benefits both business and society over the long run. What are the key lessons and achievements over the past decade and will they survive the challenges of a global slowdown? - World Economic Forum Ban Ki-moon is a South Korean diplomat and the current Secretary-General of the United Nations. He succeeded Kofi Annan in this capacity on January 1, 2007. Ban was the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea from January 2004 to November 1, 2006. On October 13, 2006, he was elected to be the eighth Secretary-General by the United Nations General Assembly and was sworn in on December 14, 2006. He had previously addressed the General Assembly in his capacity as foreign minister during its annual general debate each year since 2004.
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