UN's Ban to deliver video speech at forum
Updated: 2010-11-19 14:41
By Qiang Xiaoji (chinadaily.com.cn)
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will deliver a video speech at the opening ceremony of the Global Sustainable Leaders Forum (GSLF) 2010, the organizing committee confirmed.
Ban has been deeply concerned about sustainable development since he took office and is dedicated to bringing the course of sustainable development to a deeper and wider level.
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