On the second day of his visit to Ireland, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Ireland to “to align its climate efforts with its admirable engagement on hunger”.
Speaking at Dublin Castle tonight at an event marking the 70th anniversary of the United Nations as well as Ireland’s 60th year as a UN member.
He praised Ireland for its overseas aid saying that while Irish unemployment rose, Ireland worked hard to provide aid to other countries and “in going through your own period of austerity you refused to inflict it on others”.
However, Mr Ban said:
One cannot be a leader on hunger, without also being a leader on climate change.