Ban Ki-moon highlighted the present stage of human development. The UN chief called it a "great transition."
According to the General Secretary, the world is experiencing primarily economic transition, as the locomotive of economic and social development is starting to become the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, mankind came face to face with a crisis in their evolution, since without implementing the principles of sustainable development of the planet Earth is in danger. The third component of this transition is, according to Ban Ki-moon, the political. Occurring today in the Arab world events give many regions of the world hope for the triumph of democracy, he said.
UN chief expressed confidence that "the great transition" is a time of great opportunity.