Ban Ki-moon: COVID-19 is only one side of challenges faced by UN

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    As the United Nations marks its 75th anniversary this year, former #UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging global leaders to stand together to overcome international challenges – including the #coronavirus pandemic.

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