January 25th, 2015 08:31 EST
UN Urges Climate Action
Ban Ki-moon has reiterated the United Nations` ongoing commitment to the post-2015 development agenda and the implementation of a credible climate policy in meetings with senior officials from Canada and the Republic of Korea (ROK), the UN Spokesperson said today.
According to a readout, Mr. Ban met with Christian Paradis, Minister for International Development of Canada, on the margins of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and welcomed Canada`s leadership in maternal, newborn and child health, as well as its strong engagement " in shaping the post-2015 development agenda.
In addition, said the Spokesperson, Mr. Ban encouraged Canada to continue playing an important and constructive role " in climate negotiations leading up to the Paris climate conference scheduled for December.
The Secretary-General also met with Yun Byung-se, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the ROK, in a meeting in which Mr. Ban asked for the Asian State`s leadership and full support " in assisting with the continuing efforts to tackle climate change and shape the Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, he also expressed his appreciation " for the ROK`s contribution to UN efforts to address Ebola.
Turning to the security situation on the Korean Peninsula, Mr. Ban reiterated his readiness to support renewed engagement and dialogue " between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People`s Republic of Korea on unification issues and expressed his wish " to see a breakthrough in inter-Korean relations in 2015.
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