'We must put out the fire first': Ban Ki-moon warns human rights rows must not derail climate action

Michael Holder
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Ban Ki-moon served as UN Secretary General from 2007-2016
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Ban Ki-moon served as UN Secretary General from 2007-2016

Climate crisis should take diplomatic priority even where there may be fraught geopolitical tensions over challenging issues such as human rights, former UN Secretary-General suggests

World leaders should not allow wider geopolitical tensions over alleged human rights violations to derail efforts to combat the climate crisis, according to former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, who...

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