Ban Ki-Moon Analysis

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This is an address to the 66th General Assembly called “We the Peoples”, by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. Ban Ki-Moon is a South Korean statesman and politician who is the eighth, and the current Secretary-General of the United Nations. I found this address originally from the UN website. The gist of his address is to appeal worldwide governments, people to make a better world by finding greater peace, prosperity and justice in crimes. According to Ban Ki-moon, governments cannot do the job alone, thus the UN and each government “must harness the full power of partnership across the Organization.” Thus, this essay examines “We the Peoples” address and evaluates in terms of rhetorical analysis. Generally, in my point of view, it is a…show more content…
He introduced five fields that we should ameliorate the situation. First is to make sustainable development, the second is the prevention, for example, to prevent violations of human rights or runaway damage from natural disasters. Third is building a safer and more secure world. The fourth is supporting any other nations in transition. Finally, the fifth is encouraging women and young people’s employment. In the intervals of his claims in his address, he criticizes bitterly about people’s behavior of NIMBY, not in my back yard syndrome hinder the UN and governments from solving problems. He states, “We cannot burn our way to the future. We cannot pretend the danger does not exist ... or dismiss it because it affects someone else.” His stress of cooperation is clear. Along with the address, Ban Ki-Moon provides cases to support his claims, each story or statistics are very convincing. Especially, when he states that 2011 year of the UN peacekeeping budget was total $8 billion, and if we prevent conflicts such as troops, violations of human rights and losses from the natural disasters before its eruption, we are saving $8 billion. Besides, he assents with confidence that this is proved by the records in Guinea, Kenya, and Kyrgyzstan where makes his claim, even more,

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