U.N. Chief to Youth: “Rise Up”

U.N. Chief to Youth: “Rise Up”

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Young people can agitate against injustice better than the leader of the United Nations can, or so he says. “I as secretary-general have constraints sometimes, political constraints,” Ban Ki-moon tells his audience at Lehman College, which was the U.N.’s home for five months in 1946. “But young people, you don’t have a limit,” Ban says. “You just raise your voice. We need you rise up for civil rights, for social justice, for equal opportunity and...
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Young people can agitate against injustice better than the leader of the United Nations can, or so he says. “I as secretary-general have constraints sometimes, political constraints,” Ban Ki-moon tells his audience at Lehman College, which was the U.N.’s home for five months in 1946. “But young people, you don’t have a limit,” Ban says. “You just raise your voice. We need you rise up for civil rights, for social justice, for equal opportunity and...
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