Visit of Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, to José Manuel Barroso: joint press briefing
On 16 April 2012, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received the visit of Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, in Brussels. They talked about certain actuality topics such as EU Sustainable Energy for All Summit, Syria and Afghanistan situation.
Ban Ki-moon is the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. His priorities have been to mobilize world leaders around a set of new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to pandemics and increasing pressures involving food, energy and water.
His major initiatives have been promoting sustainable development, empowering women, supporting countries facing crisis or instability, generating new momentum on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation and strengthening the UN.