Friday, November 11

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulates President-Elect Donald Trump on his election victory

UN Headquarters
New York

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: "I congratulate Mr. Donald Trump on his election as forty-fifth President of the United States of America,"

"In the aftermath of a hard-fought and often-divisive campaign, it is worth recalling and reaffirming that the unity in diversity of the United States is one of the country's greatest strengths. I encourage all Americans to stay true to that spirit,"

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"As a founding member of the United Nations and permanent member of the Security Council, the United States is an essential actor across the international agenda. People everywhere look to the
United States to use its remarkable power to help lift humanity up and to work for the common good."

"The United Nations will count on the new Administration to strengthen the bonds of international cooperation as we strive together to uphold shared ideals, combat climate change, advance human rights, promote mutual understanding and implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)to achieve lives of peace, prosperity and dignity for all,"

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